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On Lukas Moodysson’s Lilja 4-Ever (2002)

by Giselle Defares  Lilja 4-ever. The moment Lilja etched these words into a municipal bench, you’ll know: disaster lies ahead for our young protagonist. After his first two feelgood features, Fucking Åmål (adolescent troubles in the countryside with an happy ending) and Together (teasing portrait of the seventies), the Swedish

On Nanouk Leopold’s It’s All So Quiet (2013)

  by Giselle Defares    It’s All So Quiet is the last film of the Dutch actor Jeroen Willems before he suddenly died in December 2012. Willems was a fine and subtly actor who had the ability to summon a whole inner world with a flicker in his eyes. In

On Nicolas Provost’s The Invader (2011)

by Gisele Defares   The Invader- dir. Nicolas Provost The subject of immigration in Europe is always treated with care even in the art form of visual media. Most European film makers dance around the subject. From the opening scene on it is clear that The Invader is not your

On Richard Ayoade’s The Double (2013)

by Giselle Defares  Richard Ayoade came into the spotlight with his affable, neurotic and witty character Moss in the British show The IT Crowd . Contrary to his nerdy alter ego, Ayoade is a multi-talent. He writes, acts, directs video clips for the Artic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend and consorts; and TV-episodes, most notable

On Jim Taihuttu’s WOLF (2013)

By Giselle Defares The buzz surrounding director Jim Taihuttu exploded when he announced his second feature film Wolf. Working in the same building where the casting agency was located during his casting call; I got all the ins and outs surrounding the project. Needless to say, I was excited to

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