Review: White Lies (Taukiri Huna)

White Lies (Taukiri Huna) comes from New Zealand. Matters of life and death are set against the culture clash of Maori and colonial in the early 20th Century.

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Review: Period End of Sentence

Period. End of Sentence. is a mere 26 minutes long, but that’s long enough to tell how something as simple as a sanitary pad can change the lives of women. The documentary just won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject. It’s available on Netflix.

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Review: The Breaker Upperers

A comedy from New Zealand, The Breaker Upperers brings us new voices and faces with some original ideas that will make you laugh.

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Review: Soni

Soni, a drama from India about two women police officers, demonstrates the difficulties the country is having granting women equal rights. I take hope from the fact that the director Ivan Ayr is a man who obviously gets it.

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Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur)

Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieu) from French director Claire Denis is a character study of Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a lonely Parisian artist searching for love.

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Watch This: Trailer for Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

Here’s another interesting film coming from Iceland: Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð). The film is about an environmental activist. It will be in theaters in March.

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Review: And Breathe Normally (Andið eðlilega)

And Breathe Normally (Andið eðlilega) from Icelandic writer and director Isold Uggadottir is a spare examination of the unspoken connection between two women in dire circumstances.

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Review: Lionheart

Lionheart is the first original Nigerian drama brought to Netflix. Genevieve Nnaji directs and stars in the film. Genevieve Nnaji is well known in the Nigerian movie industry, or Nollywood. With Lionheart to judge by, Nnaji is also a promising new director.

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Review: Bad Seeds (Mauvaises herbes)

Bad Seeds (Mauvaises herbes) is a charming and delightful French film. Bad Seeds (Mauvaises herbes) was written by, directed by, and stars Kheiron. Catherine Deneuve adds to the pleasure.

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Review: Happy End?!

Happy End?! is in German. It’s a 2014 Wolfe Video film, which clues you in immediately that it’s a lesbian love story. It’s similar to the hetero love story with a sad ending that you’ve seen many times before, but between women. Don’t worry – the ending isn’t tragic, but it is sad. Continue reading “Review: Happy End?!”