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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

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French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died in 2008, aged 71. Now, six years later, YSL fans and cinephiles are blessed with not one, but two films celebrating the man Wikipedia describes as one of the greatest names in fashion history. First cab off the rank is YVES SAINT LAURENT directed by Jalil Lespert. The […]

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Film Review: Hannah Arendt

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(2013) Germany-France, 113 minutes DIRECTOR: Margarethe von Trotta  CAST: Barbara Sukowa, Janet McTeer, Klaus Puhl, Axel Milberg |RATING: 3.5/5 In 1961, Hannah Arendt, the German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist is asked by The New Yorker to cover the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann. During World War 2, Eichmann was one of the SS officers responsible for organising the […]

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The Tree (2010)

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After the sudden death of her father, 8-year-old Simone shares a secret with her mother Dawn. She’s convinced her father speaks to her through the leaves of her favourite tree and he’s come back to protect them. But the new bond between mother and daughter is threatened when Dawn starts a relationship with George, the […]

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The Hedgehog (2009)

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Eleven-year-old Paloma Josse is a precocious child who lives with her family in a small block of upscale Paris apartments. Her politician father is too busy to notice her and her mother is too self-involved. Paloma values nothing from her privileged world. She views the lives of the rich families around her as shallow and […]