Month: March 2014

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

If you wonder what the few Syrian film-makers have been able to achieve during the terrible conflict that is now tearing their country apart, Return to Homs is at least a partial answer. The film, given the grand jury prize

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Back to the Garden

Veteran London director Jon Sanders never resorts to grandiose statements or dramatic plotting to illustrate serious themes and Back to the Garden — the third part of his trilogy about love and loss, following 2008’s Low Tide and Late September

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Rome, Open City

Roberto Rossellini’s Rome, Open City (Roma città aperta), re-released March 7, was considered to be the first Neorealist film of the most notable era of the Italian cinema and a precursor of the French New Wave. Jean-Luc Godard wrote: “All roads lead

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