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Ayka (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Passion of Ayka

“Ayka”, which was selected as the Kazakhstani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2018, is a cold and bleak presentation of one very desperate illegal immigrant worker. Although you will not be that surprised by its phlegmatic … Continue reading

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Vitalina Varela (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): There is nothing for her here, but…

Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa’s latest film “Vitalina Varela” is an austerely reticent but strikingly haunting piece of work. I must confess that I checked some other reviews after watching it because I was not so sure about what it was … Continue reading

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