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Our Father, the Devil is an impressive debut feature from writer/director Ellie Foumbi. It is a novel and forceful look at the complex moralities that surround violence and moral redemption, with stellar performances and carefully crafted filmmaking.
The film begins with many moments of hope for the main character, Marie (played by Babetida Sadjo).… read more.
Iiu Susiraja’s current exhibit at New York’s MOMA PS1 is strange and discomforting in all the right ways. Through her photographs, Iiu Susiraja (pronounced ee-you susi-rah-yah) raises taboo topics, such as consumption, body image, and sexuality, through unique and affecting methods. It’s not exactly a cheerful viewing, but it is certainly interesting and engaging enough to reflect on one’s own life through the images.… read more.
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (2022) is a powerful look at the life and work of activist Nan Goldin and her fights for personal and collective justice. Director Laura Poitras crafts an inspiring documentary that uses the past to trace lines through loss, grief, companionship, and the hope of redemption.
Nan Goldin was the first artist I fell in love with when I began studying photography.… read more.
Today, we celebrate the birthday of Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki!
Nadine started her career behind the camera in 2007 when she premiered her directorial debut — Caramel — at the Cannes Film Festival. Before the release of Caramel (a comedy about five Lebanese women set in a beauty salon), Nadine primarily spent her time in front of the camera (starting with a Lebanese talent show TV series as a teenager). … read more.