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4 items from 2017

‘Apocalypse Child’ Sees Beauty and Pain Both Above and Below

18 April 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This Week in Home VideoPlus 9 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.

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Pick of the WeekApocalypse Child

What is it? A young man in the Filipino town of Baler suspects he may have been fathered by a certain American director who filmed a Vietnam war epic in town several years prior.

Why buy it? The identity of finding the truth about his father is a catalyst of sorts here, but it’s far from the focus of Mario Cornejo and co-writer Monster Jimenez’s beautiful, raw, and affecting film. Instead it’s the idea of escaping one’s past through self-deception and distraction that pervades the screen alongside gorgeous visuals and performances. You can’t look away no matter how much you may want to. There »

- Rob Hunter

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What's up, pussycat? by Anne-Katrin Titze

27 March 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Sari's kittens in Ceyda Torun's KEDi, her sharp-eyed documentary on what it means to be a cat in present day Istanbul.

Cat people Michael Haneke, Haruki Murakami, Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven's Elle and Mia Hansen-Løve's Things To Come, and Emmanuel Bourdieu's Bébert in Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Kazuki Kitamura and Tamanojo in Takeshi Watanabe and Yoshitaka Yamaguchi's Samurai Cat (Neko zamurai), Robert De Niro favourite Lil Bub of Lil Bub & Friendz, and Sebastián Lelio when he spoke on Gloria, are the supporting cast in my conversation with Ceyda Torun at the Bowery Hotel in New York.

On following Sari - on her level: "It's all the nimble handiwork of Charlie Wuppermann, my cinematographer, and Alp Korfalı, who is a local, great cinematographer himself."

KEDi is a carefully and joyfully assembled collage of our interspecies interactions. Istanbul is cat city. They arrived thousands of years ago and »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Every Book Emma Watson Has Ever Recommended

21 February 2017 2:04 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

 A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com.

Emma Watson loves to read.

The actress has that in common with her brainy Harry Potter character Hermione as well as bookish Belle, who she plays in the much-anticipated film Beauty and the Beast, out March 17. In addition to being a bookworm, Watson is also an outspoken feminist and as well as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador and promoter of the organization’s HeForShe movement, which is dedicated to recruiting men into the movement for gender equality. As a response to her work with the Un, she launched the feminist »

- Madeline Raynor

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‘Kuro’ Exclusive Trailer: A Japanese Woman Living In Paris Tends To Her Paraplegic Lover By Recounting Stories

19 January 2017 3:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Though the Sundance Film Festival begins today, the Slamdance Film Festival, Park City’s alternative independent film fest, begins on Friday and will feature a host of new premieres. One of the films set to debut at Slamdance is “Kuro” from directors Joji Koyama and Tujiko Noriko. The film follows Romi (Noriko), a Japanese woman who lives in Paris, works in a karaoke bar, and takes care of her paraplegic lover Milou (Jackie). To pass the time, she recounts stories of their time in Japan and soon a mystery about a man named Mr. Ono begins to unravel and unsettle everything. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.

Read More: Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup: ‘Aerotropolis,’ ‘The Children Send Their Regards’ and More

According to Ben Umstead, a programmer at Slamdance, “Kuro” operates “somewhere between personal diary, myth and oral history” and “powerfully invokes the cinematic essays of Chris Marker »

- Vikram Murthi

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