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194. Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s Farsi/Persian language film “Taxi” (2015), based on his own original screenplay: Very interesting subject but intriguing cinematic docu-fiction.

The difficult Kafkaesque conditions for the intellectuals and the financially insecure in Iran discussed in Taxi are indeed very real. I have visited Iran several times and therefore I have seen it all first-hand. You do not encounter beggars but it...
by Movies that make you think on Jun 19, 2016

182. Indian director Anand Gandhi's debut film “Ship of Theseus” (2012): A remarkable thought-provoking, non-commercial film from India

The ship wherein Theseus and the youth of Athens returned from Crete had 30 oars, and was preserved by the Athenians, for they took away the old planks as they decayed, putting in new and stronger timber in their places, in so much that this ship bec...
by Movies that make you think on Aug 27, 2015

140. Uruguayan director Rodrigo Plá’s “La Demora” (The Delay) (2012): Meaningful and mature cinema that has universal relevance

An evocative poster of the film at the Berlin Film FestivalThe conventional posterUruguay is not a country that one would easily associate with great cinema.  Even for Latin American standards, Uruguay cannot boast of major cinematic w...
by Movies that make you think on Feb 22, 2013

122. Canadian director Sébastien Pilote’s debut film feature film “Le vendeur” (The Salesman) (2011): White lies to make people happy and sell products that are not essential for the buyer

If there is one director who has made his presencefelt with a debut in 2011, it is Sébastien Pilote from Canada. Few have heardof him, and even fewer have seen his first feature film The Salesman. The Salesman is probably one of the most powerful fi...
by Movies that make you think on Dec 28, 2011

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