Alfonso Cuarón in his quasi-autobiographical, intimate, but a at the same time spectacular, movie “Roma” comes back to the land of his childhood – to the titled district of Mexico City. What’s important, the journey into the past doesn’t lead...
Madness doesn’t have to be a disease. It can be a form of protection from ugliness and loneliness of the world. One can decide to be insane to negate the evil around and bad intentions of the others. Insanity...
‘Forrest Gump’ is not a very realistic story, but no one said unrealistic things could not refer to the reality. The protagonist seems to be made of impossible, miraculous matter – he is an embodiment of love and goodness....
Death can happen only once in a lifetime. In the theatre, you can die infinitely many times. But what happens when you blur the line between reality and fiction? How many parallel stories you can create? One of Polish...
‘Psycho’ is built on the principle of conflicted duality. The main tension is situated between life and death.  The whole story is infected with the permanent presence of death.  Sick, marked by stigma of inanity psyche of Norman (Anthony...
This small town would be better defined as not-city because its structure seems to be built on the principle of negation. It reminds architectural plan, which - according to the logic of the absurd – was settled by people....
Peter Greenaway is a director and a visual artist. His cinema is composed of movies created by an unconventional painter, who – paradoxically – is not freed from the power of words. What is more, he incorporated experimental techniques...
‘A man would have to put his soul at hazard’ – that’s a key-sentence for the whole movie ‘No Country for Old Men’. The Coen brothers are telling the story of dangerous being in the world.  The first monologue...
In ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Wes Anderson is creating a metaphor of the collapse of Europe. What’s important – his creation is more like an eccentric variation than a traditional narrative about the times  between two World Wars. Nevertheless,...
“Mao’s Last Dancer”, directed by Bruce Baresford, is based on professional dancer Li Cunxin's autobiography of the same name.  What’s important, it’s not only a biographical picture, but also a thrilling tale about the totalitarianism and parallel worlds. One...

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