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Hunger (2008), by Steve McQueen

Unlike Mário de Sá Carneiro’s poem, entitled Quasi, Steve McQueen did not lack any flair. The British filmmaker has already crafted two notable works: Hunger (2008) and Shame (2011).When it comes to Steve McQueen, the expectations are always high. In my perspective, the renowned 12...

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Amour (2012), by Michael Haneke

In my opinion, Michael Haneke is one of the very best contemporary filmmakers. He does not go for the lowest common dominator. Admittingly provocative, he explores countercurrent themes, not hesitating to expose an alienated society’s behaviour, in brutal fashion, without any sort of contemplation. The Austrian director portrays complex realities, perfectly...

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Holy Motors (2012), by Leos Carax

The leitmotif of the work of Leos Carax, the French filmmaker, is the relentless quest for depictions of tortured figures, fully exposing the human behaviour. It’s a strenuous exercise, which he embraces with the unique creativity of his creations. Carax explores this universe in a poetic manner, through narratives that...

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Loveless (2017), by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Directed by the Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev, Loveless portrays the disruptive relationship between a middle-class couple, Boris (Alexey Rozin) and Zhenya (Maryana Spivak), who have in divorce the only way out. They still have a common link, their son, Alyosha (Matvey Novikov). Named for the Academy’s Best Foreign Film in 2018, Zvyagintsev had already made a name for himself in...

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