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Lets begin the year with comedy-drama that doesn't take itself too seriously. It is a hot summer and we should chillax a bit. I know that we are all a bit sick of zoom, but a chat about this movie on zoom won't hurt.
"The Divine Order" is a fine little movie about women's sufferage movement in Switzerland and has nice points to make and great acting.
To "get" this film, you have to remember that women weren't given the vote until 1971 and a husband could stop his wife working up until 1985. The Guardian reviewer writes that this is a feel good movie, a little OTT, "But still, there is something moving, and timely too, in the story of an inspirational wave of feminists threatening the status quo, fearlessly braving ridicule, mockery and the backlash against them."
The Times (UK) reviewer wrote: "We know the ending - Switzerland gave women the vote, becoming one of the last European countries to do so - but this is a warm telling of a neglected story."
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This is the first Banglashi film to gain official selection at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section. It is the first for us and well worth the watch.
Seeking justice for a sexual assualt on a student becomes an all-consuming vendetta for a female college professor.
The film succeeds in not allowing us to fully sympathise with the main character and yet admire her tenacity and bull-dog like determination.
The NZ Film Festival reviewer wrote: "A portrait of a woman who refuses to stay silent or stand aside in the face of abuse, Rehana Maryam Noor explores how the burden of guilt and action in the face of violence inevitably falls on all but the perpetrator."
This film seems to appeal to us in the Asia-Pacific region as it picked up the best actress and Grand Jury prizes at the Asia-Pacific Awards.
It is ultimately about suppressed but determined female rage and is the first of two on this theme with the Hive (Kosovo, 2021) coming next month
An American barroom pianist and his prostitute girlfriend go on a trip through the Mexican underworld to collect the bounty on the head of a dead gigolo. Well that’s the sanitized account. This is not for the squeamish. Critics have much to say:
It plays like a pulp noir thriller by way of a road movie of the damned, marinated in mescal and left to rot in the desert sun. Oates' antihero is among the loneliest men in the cinema, and one of its greatest performances.
Fermented in a tragic romanticism placed firmly in a no-man's land between liberation and capitalism, Sam Peckinpah's 1974 thriller is a film that sticks in your mind's eye like a lingering sun spot. Intensely gruesome, (I won’t be going) but this movie is highly rated by many, lambasted by many and is guaranteed to keep your attention. Co-written and directed by Sam Peckinpah
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