Tagged: arsaib recommends

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Aligarh (Indian Film)

Hansal Mehta’s latest follows the life of real life Marathi professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was fired from his position at Aligarh Muslim University due to his sexual orientation.

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Fantasma (2006)

In Fantasma, Argentine director Lisandro Alonso brings back the non-pro protagonists of his first two features, both hailing from remote rural areas, for a screening of his second feature in a modern urban facility.

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Face (Japanese Film)

Face is the darkly comic story of a socially awkward seamstress who is forced to fend for herself after tragedy strikes her family.

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Udta Punjab

Udta Punjab is a controversial drama about the menace of drug abuse in the Indian state of Punjab.

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In Between Days (2006)

This auspicious debut feature by Korean-American director So Yong Kim deals with a young immigrant’s coming-of-age in her new surroundings.

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Every-Night Dreams (1933)

Naruse Mikio’s silent Every-Night Dreams deals with the struggles of a single mother, a bar hostess, doing the best she can to provide for her son in tough personal and economic times.

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Little Moth

This devastating second feature by Peng Tao centers around a young girl who is forced to beg for money on the streets by a poor couple.

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Satya (1998)

Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya is a gritty and intimate crime drama about a migrant who ends up getting involved in the Mumbai underworld.

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Fireworks Wednesday

This third feature by Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi serves as an up-to-the-minute report on the social codes and values of the Iranian middle-class.