Vananja

Vananja – India – 2006 – Drama.  “Vanaja is a timeless story of dignity maintained against all odds.” Tom Keough, Seattle Times.  “Stunning portrait of caste oppression in South India, as well as the struggle of a young woman from the lower caste’s to elevate herself through dance.” Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.review. Vanaja is fifteen, beautiful and far… Continue reading Vananja

Summer With Monika

Summer With Monika – Sweden – 1953 – Drama   Directed by Ingmar Bergman.  “Thanks to international distributors sensationalizing its sexual frankness, this bittersweet drama of ill-fated first love helped establish Ingmar Bergman as a filmmaker.” TV Guide.  The sensual Harriet Andersson (in her first of 9 films with Bergman) was  a sensation, and the film’s fame… Continue reading Summer With Monika

Fill the Void

Fill the Void – Israel – 2013 – Drama. “With honesty and sensitivity, this Israeli drama takes us into an unfamiliar subculture, letting us experience aspects of life in an Orthodox Jewish community that we’ve probably never even imagined before.”  Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com. “An intelligent and moving examination of the possibilities of personal freedom within the strict… Continue reading Fill the Void