foreign film

This is Not a Film

Art has the last word over government, always. In “This is Not a Film,” which is truly and defiantly extraordinary in its own quiet way, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has made an essay with his fellow filmmaker Mojtaba Mirtahmasb on what it means to be under house arrest and under the thumb of the Iranian culture ministry.
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The Assassins (2012) (Chinese)

Set in the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history, the story focuses on Cao Cao in his old age, exploring the areas of military tactics, love, and the relationship between father and son. ( IMDb)

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

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Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him to another hospital and then yet another… As the night unfolds and they can't find a hospital for Mr. Lazarescu, his health starts to deteriorate fast.

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Review: Roger Ebert - The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

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