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“The Victims Are Still There In The Soil” – From Where They Stood (Berlinale 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - March 1, 2021
There is a quote from Austrian auteur Michel Haneke that I tend to revisit, whenever conversations on Holocaust-related content slowly leap into the forefront of contemporary media. In a roundtable discussion for The Hollywood Reporter from a few years ago, Haneke stated:  Responsibility entails enabling your audience to remain independent and free of manipulation. The

One Thousand and One Words – Persian Lessons (Film Review)

Posted by - January 19, 2021
Films about the Holocaust are rarely, if ever, truly bad. Some of them are just OK but many are great feats of cinema. Though when you've watched a lot of them, they can all roll into one. This film, however, manages to create a different and original story in a very over covered part of