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Around the world in 50 films: #10 Senegal — Moolaadé (2004)

Into unknown territory for me, with a film from Africa. Why I chose this film…

Around the world in 50 films: #9 Iceland — Nói Albínói (2003)

Why I chose this film: I’m not going to lie here: this was the only…

Around the world in 50 films: #7 Iran / #8 Mexico — Taste of Cherry / Japón (1997 / 2002)

Kiarostami is arguably the most famous name in the Iranian New Wave. Having seen The Wind…

Around the world in 50 films: #6 Czech Republic / Slovakia ‒ The Cremator (1969)

A note about the country: Perhaps I am cheating here by lumping two countries together,…

Around the world in 50 films: #4 Japan – horror special

Why I chose these films: I found it absolutely impossible to choose one Japanese film…

Around the world in 50 films: #3 Brazil – Black God, White Devil (1964)

Number three; exciting times. I have something a bit different this time around. Why I…

Around the world in 50 films: #2 Italy – Red Desert (1964)

Number two in my series. That means I’m actually committing to doing this and not…

Around the world in 50 films: #1 Sweden – Persona (1966)

This review marks the first of many to come. I have set myself an aim…