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Mritunjay Sharma

Mritunjay Sharma

Best Foreign Film: the politics behind it

Mritunjay Sharma expands on the problematic nature of foreign nomination at the Oscars

MANIFF 2017: Public Intimacy and Railment

Mritunjay Sharma reviews Public Intimacy and Railment, both shown at the Manchester Film Festival 2017

Feature: short documentaries of Sergei Loznitsa

Mritunjay Sharma profiles Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary film career

Feature: Biopics in Bollywood

Mritunjay Sharma explores the tradition of biopic films in Bollywood

The Lowers Depths remains relevant in film

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

Review: I, Olga Hepnarova

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

Revisiting: Beware of a Holy Whore

Mritunjay Sharma reinterprets Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s classic

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

Feature: Celebrating the life of Abbas Kiarostami

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

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

Review: All Rise

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

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