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SINCE OTAR LEFT… (2003) or Women’s Lives.

“Pour moi qui suis issue d’un univers familial plutôt matriarcal, je pouvais y mettre beaucoup de ma propre vie, parler des rapports mère-filles qui m’ont structuré ou destructuré…” What made me choose this film for our October film group session? … Continue reading

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UNHOOK THE STARS (1996)

I am glad I rediscovered this film after seeing Opening Night and am once again surprised that such a relevant film has never been mentioned in any list of older women in film that I have come across. Nick Cassavetes in his interviews declares … Continue reading

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Baghban (The Gardener – 2003)

66 years later than Make Way For Tomorrow and 50 years later than TS,   Baghban  (2003) treats the same subject of the generation gap in a changing world.  But in contrast to both MWT and TS Poojah the old woman … Continue reading

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THE OLD WOMAN IN ‘MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW’ AND ‘TOKYO STORY’

The film group is on holiday so I can come back to my three years old project. This is to consider the old woman in two classic films with the same story. For there is no magic that will draw … Continue reading

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MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (1937)

La cohabitation n’a jamais fait de bien à personne. (my mother) Life  flies past us so swiftly that few of us pause to consider those who have lost the tempo of today. Their laughter and their tears we do not even … Continue reading

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Haneke’s Amour

I have delayed writing about Amour.  Of all the films I have ever seen Amour is the one that has touched me the deepest in my intimate world. I have in the last few years witnessed the slow physical and mental decline and … Continue reading

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Late Bloomers (2011)

Oh dear. What can I say? Another film that is likely to divide audiences. But in this case as opposed to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which is a well-directed and structured film with great performances I will express what I … Continue reading

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