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World Advent : Day 7

The Film: Valentin – Argentina Movies with children as protagonists are often darling, saccharine, or make you want to set fire to the screen. But here is a charming movie where the characters feel tethered to reality and the scale … Continue reading

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World Advent : Day 5

The Film: Nueve reinas [Nine Queens] – Argentina It’s an ironclad rule: Always watch the original first. It’s a perfect system that guarantees you will never be frustrated. If you love the original — great, maybe the remake will have … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 19

The Film: Shall We Dance? [Shall we dansu?]  – Japan I hadn’t seen Shall We Dance in a few years but watching it again felt like visiting old friends. I heard the voice of the dance instructor Tamako Tamura and instantly … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 13

The Film: Night Watch [Nochnoy dozor] & Day Watch [Dnevnoy dozor] – Russia Night Watch and Day Watch are two of my favourite foreign films. In part because nothing and everything feels foreign about them. Does that make it clear? … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 11

The Film: Going By The Book [Bareuge salja] – South Korea This was a random Netflix selection. I crossed my fingers as I hit play. I guess that works because this was a really great find. The premise is fun, … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 8

The Film: Ha-Ushpizin [Ushpizin] – Israel All over the world there are celebrations, and festivities for Christmas. For me, this Christmas is about Joy To The World — celebrating the global purpose in the holiday. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 7

The Film: Cold Comfort Farm – England Movies about writers have a special place in my heart. As do movies with a great cast, an underplayed quirk, and period pieces. Which makes Cold Comfort an all-around winner. Everything is strange in … Continue reading

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