Film: Emma

Film: Emma

Jane Austin’s last novel Emma, written in 1815, has been adapted for the screen many times, most recently by the BBC in a 2009 mini-series. Writer Eleanor Catton (Booker Prize winner for The Luminaries) has given us another version of this social satire which is...
Film: Pacificado

Film: Pacificado

  Pacificado (“pacified” in Portugese) is named for the pacification police who were charged with cleaning up the crime-ridden favela slums before the 1913 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Despite the heavy police presence the drug-dealing and viiolence...
French Festival Film: Les Miserables

French Festival Film: Les Miserables

    Director Ladj Ly has made a remarkable debut with his first film, Les Miserables, which was chosen as France’s entry to the Academy Awards and is now tipped to win an Oscar. The film echoes Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel with a 21st Century story of...
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