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Taboo Love and the Sensibility of Agnès Varda

Her cinema played with subversive and controversial subjects even as she kept up her engagement with the political environment of her times int...

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Their Little Secret: Murmur of the Heart

Louis Malle is known for controversial and often semi-autobiographical work, writes Sharad Raj.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

In Agnès Varda’s 1962 film Cléo from 5 to 7 (French title Cléo de 5 à 7)...

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CLASSIC HEIST: Six Films That Define the Genre

For a generation weaned on the high-tech-and-gizmo-aided heist of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean Eleven or Dom Cobb’s equally SFX-aided ...

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The 400 Blows - Run Antoine Run!

Vandana Kumar revisits François Roland Truffaut’s film, The 400 Blows and finds resonance with the complex way ad...

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Adil Hussain: The Uncrowned Czar of independent cinema

Sharad Raj walks you through his experience of working with the actor par excellence Adil Hussain.

Whose normal is it anyway?

Vandana Kumar goes around John Cassavettes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ and discusses how Independent Cine...

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Mise en scene: a metaphysical expression

Sharad Raj writes that to arrive at one’s mise en scene is to liberate oneself from dogmas that are both personal and in...

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Reflecting humanity through the struggle of a woman: Federico Fellini

Much before he made 8 ½, Federico Fellini, the Italian master, had honed his neo-realist pursuits, writes Sharad Raj. <...

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The genius of Jacques Tati

Sharad Raj explores how the existential and political angst of the torchbearers of the Novell Vague got an edge over Tati when it came to intel...

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