Blog Posts - Indian International Film Festival Winner

195. Colombian director Ciro Guerra’s “El abrazo de la serpiente” (Embrace of the Serpent) (2015) (Colombia/Argentina/Venezuela): An amazing film with deep insights on nature and civilization dedicated to “peoples whose song we will never know.”

Both posters above are predominantly in black and white, while colour is utilized sparingly and effectively, as in the film“The display I witnessed in those enchanted hours was such that I find it impossible to describe in a language that allo...
by Movies that make you think on Aug 8, 2016

190. French director Stéphane Brizé’s “La loi du marché” (The Measure of a Man) (2015): Internalized reactions to jungle law of the market forces under economic gloom

Economic stress can do strange things to an upright individual. Stéphane Brizé’s French film The Measure of a Man does not merely look at individuals who scramble for jobs to make a living, the film is equally a critical look at the human resourc...
by Movies that make you think on Mar 17, 2016

171. Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s film “Leviathan” (2014): A bold political film made with a superb aesthetic flourish

“During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.” Thomas Hobbes, in his political book on statecraft called Leviathan, pu...
by Movies that make you think on Jan 2, 2015

124. Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s “Elena” (2011): The third riveting film from a talented filmmaker who makes any perceptive viewer sit up and enjoy layers of meaning

Andrei Zvyagintsev is one of the most interesting among activefilmmakers today. He has only made three feature films. Each of those three filmsis built, to put it in literary terms, on the scale of a novella rather than anepic novel. Each film delves...
by Movies that make you think on Jan 26, 2012

112. Danish director Susanne Bier’s “Hævnen” (In a Better World) (2010): The importance of parents revisited in the contemporary world scenario

“Surprisingly endearing and thought-provoking” is what I consider Susanne Bier’s Hævnen (In a Better World) to be. To appreciate this Bier offering adequately, it might be useful to note that the lady belongs to “Dogme 95” group—a g...
by Movies that make you think on Jan 27, 2011

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