Tag Archives: Disability

Awoke (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Have some compassion on him…

I feel rather conflicted about South Korean independent film “Awoke”. Although it is surely serious about its main subject which has become quite a relevant issue in the South Korean society, the movie is not recommendable enough because of its … Continue reading

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The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): But he wants to see it with her right now….

Great Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman once said that human face is the most fascinating subject possible for the camera. That is what came to my mind while I was watching Finnish film “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to … Continue reading

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Beyond Silence (1996) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As she grows up apart from her deaf parents

Before “CODA” (2021) and its 2014 French original version, there was the 1996 German film “Beyond Silence”, an extraordinary drama about a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) girl who tries to live her own life while growing up on that … Continue reading

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A Quiet Place Part II (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They must be quiet as before

“A Quiet Place Part II” is a nice sequel which expands its story and characters a bit for whatever may come next. Although it is understandably not that fresh mainly because of what its predecessor so entertainingly achieved on the … Continue reading

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A Long Way to School (2020) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Mothers fighting against prejudices

South Korean documentary film “A Long Way to School” looks into a long fight of a group of courageous mothers who simply wanted their children with disabilities to have a special school closer to them. While it is often infuriating … Continue reading

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The Education (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two different young persons in need and despair

It took some time for me to accept what and how South Korean independent film “The Education” is about. At first, I felt quite frustrated with its rather dry and restrained narrative, but I subsequently came to see that the … Continue reading

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Sound of Metal (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As he loses his hearing

“Sound of Metal”, which had a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in last September but was belatedly released on Amazon Prime early in this month due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is an extraordinary drama film full of … Continue reading

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Run (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little thriller set between mother and daughter

You probably should know nothing at all before watching “Run”, a little thriller film which turns out to be quite smarter than it seems on the surface. Right from its very first scene, you will come to have a pretty … Continue reading

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Rising Phoenix (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): They are indeed superheroes

Netflix documentary film “Rising Phoenix” is an uplifting examination of the Paralympic Games and a number of various participants. Rather than merely living with their disabilities, these and many other disabled athletes push themselves really hard at the Paralympic Games … Continue reading

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Beanpole (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two women after the war

Russian film “Beanpole”, which was selected as Russia’s submission to Best International Film Oscar in last year, is a bleak and harrowing film about two women who are irrevocably damaged by their wartime experiences. While it is often quite difficult … Continue reading

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