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Stopa

Dogs, dir. Bogdan Mirică│„Ten film nie wziął się z żadnej konkretnej historii czy wydarzenia. Skupiłem w nim raczej wszystkie moje uczucia, które towarzyszyły mi w dzieciństwie, gdy jeździłem do dziadka na wieś i obserwowałem konflikty pomiędzy mieszkańcami miasteczka. To było przerażające. Oni nie walczyli ze sobą o coś; nie wyciągali siekiery i nie torowali sobie… Read more »

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We mgle

A Gentle Creature, dir. Sergei Loznitsa │Bezimienna kobieta z “Łagodnej” to kolejna w kinie Łoźnicy postać snująca się po wielkiej Rosji w mikroskali. Wysyłana od okienka do okienka, od urzędu do urzędu, od biurka do biurka. Za każdym razem odchodząca z pustymi rękami i bez odpowiedzi. Zanurzająca się coraz bardziej w tajemnicę ufundowaną na chorym… Read more »

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Tomek chował zęby w ścianach

Beksińskis. A Sound and Picture Album, dir. Marcin Borchardt│„Na co dzień wszyscy siedzimy w celi śmierci” – mówi na jednym z nagrań Zdzisław Beksiński. On umiał żyć z tą myślą i – i jak twierdził – potrafił żyć z depresją. Jego syn – nie. Tomek był śmiercią opętany, kilkakrotnie próbował popełnić samobójstwo, miał wstręt do… Read more »

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Real Hollywood Movie

The Disaster Artist, dir. James Franco│ The past few years have seen James Franco trying to make a name for himself as a director, after establishing a persona as a committed actor and visual artist. His various efforts as a filmmaker, in particular his series of Faulkner and Steinbeck adaptations (plus a shot at Cormac… Read more »

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Truth in Every Joke

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, dir. Martin McDonagh │Martin McDonagh’s films, in particular In Bruges (2008), are known for their eloquent  vulgarity and the script for Three Billboards is undeniably extremely witty and absurd. Yet what takes the film beyond the point of being simply enjoyable is its ever- surprising emotional depth. For every half-thought-out… Read more »

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Days of Independence

Khibula, dir. George Ovashvili│ Transitions from one political system into another are never easy. Especially if a country is just gaining its independence. Until ideological theory turns into political practice, one can never know how the former dissidents will behave as statesmen and how the opposition, as well as the general public, will react to… Read more »

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Journey with an end

Untilted, dir. Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi│Untitled was meant to be an experimental journey for the Austrian director Michael Glawogger.

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History

A Ghost Story, dir. David Lowery│ Who is going to turn up at our funeral? What are they going to remember? What are we leaving behind when we die? Questions everybody has asked themselves before, I assume. But who are we to claim significance over the 100 billion other people that have lived on this… Read more »

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East meets West

Western, dir. Valeska Grisebach│Germany has not just lingered at the intersection of the East and West, it has properly experienced being both. Dealing with the past like that is something that the Germans have obsessed ever since, and it has shaped our cinematic landscape like nothing else, resulting in endless stream of films about the… Read more »