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Mritunjay Sharma

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Feature: short documentaries of Sergei Loznitsa

Mritunjay Sharma profiles Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary film career

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Feature: Biopics in Bollywood

Mritunjay Sharma explores the tradition of biopic films in Bollywood

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The Lowers Depths remains relevant in film

Maxim Gorky’s play The Lower Depths has spread its influence greatly within the world of film

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Review: I, Olga Hepnarova

I, Olga Hepnarova is an emotionally charged insight into the mind of a mass murderer

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Revisiting: Beware of a Holy Whore

Mritunjay Sharma reinterprets Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s classic

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Classic Review: Le Silence De La Mer

Jean-Pierre Melville’s adaptation of the original Jean Bruller novella is minimalist and engaging, in Le Silence De La Mer

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Feature: Celebrating the life of Abbas Kiarostami

Looking back over some of Abbas Kiarostami’s work as an Iranian film director

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Classic Review: Where is the Friend’s Home?

Where is the Friend’s House?, the film that brought Abbas Kiarostami to attention, beautifully explores the Koker region of Iran

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Review: Memories On Stone

Memories On Stone is a film about film-making in a post-war climate

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Review: All Rise

All Rise takes globalisation to newer heights in a competition of law and order

Still from K3G, a popular Bollywood film. Photo: Yash Raj Films

Bollywood versus Indian independent cinema

Most people think of Bollywood when they hear Indian cinema, but what is behind this massive film industry and why are Indian Independent films better at portraying Indian culture?

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Classic Review: Pather Panchali

The first film in Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy, Pather Panchali, is a beautiful and masterful piece of world cinema that works brilliantly on many levels