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KEEPING MUM (2005) or “it is the least a mother can do”

Like Tatie Danielle, Keeping Mum is difficult to categorise. The reviewers call it a black comedy and their assessments range from Ebert and Rope “It’s probably one of the funniest films to come out of England in years” to Philip French “laboured … Continue reading

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THE OTHERNESS OF THE OLD WOMAN Take 3

Old woman as ‘other’ and films In my blog of Nov. 2009 I wrote: When I first started to show films featuring women of 60 years and over to my contemporaries, I was 63. Some of the women in the … Continue reading

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MUM AND ME – SUE BOURNE TV DOCUMENTARY

When I started my blog on the representation of old women I needed to limit my field of research. I decided to exclude animation, because I am not very versed in the genre, and documentaries because the area might be … Continue reading

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Le Week-End (2013) or Modern Paris and Nostalgia.

Le Weekend is a mess. A majority of reviews describe it as a romantic comedy, albeit some qualify this by saying it is a bitter-sweet account of a 30 years old marital relationship. American, British and French critics on the … 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 Imposter and the Mother between Grief and Guilt

The Imposter elicits amazement at the story and praise at the way the director tells the story. At the heart of this dramatised documentary  is the incredible fact that a mother and sister are fooled into accepting a serial imposter … Continue reading

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Harold and Maude

The beginning of the Easter holidays and only 8 people turned up for the screening of Harold and Maude. The intimate atmosphere made contributions easier to make and all but one person  talked.  All but one had seen the film before … Continue reading

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