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The top 10 foreign language films of 2012

The top 10 foreign language films of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is […]

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Family feud – Elena review

Elena – Starring Nadezhda Markina, Andrei Smirnov, and Elena Lyadova. Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev. Rated M. Originally published April 9, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. Over the past few months we have seen compassion-fests like Buck, The Kid with a Bike, and Le Havre, where the good-hearted were cosmically rewarded for their patience and kindness during difficult times. Now comes Andrei Zvyagintsev‘s Elena, which suggests compassion isn’t all it’s cracked up […]

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Family feud – Elena review

Elena – Starring Nadezhda Markina, Andrei Smirnov, and Elena Lyadova. Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Elena plays the Perth International Arts Festival from April 9 to 15. Click here for more details. It arrives in Australian cinemas June 21, 2012. What better way to finish the Perth International Arts Festival film […]

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