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“The Young Karl Marx,” a legacy that endures

The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London
August Diehl, Stefan Konarske and Vicky Krieps
Directed by Raoul Peck

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the originator of the materialist conception of History. Rising inequality, nearly everywhere around the world, with the richest one percent having now accumulated more wealth than everyone else, means that Marx's ideas are as relevant as ever. We live in an era where the structural crises of the world systems have helped maintain ... more >

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How is “Call me by your name” a masterpiece? Let me count the ways

The best in arthouse fare in 2018, so far
Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer
Directed by Luca Guadagnino

More than thirty years after his first Oscar nomination, James Ivory has finally been honored with his first win at the Oscars on Sunday, that of Best Adapted Screenplay, for "Call Me by Your Name." In his acceptance speech, Ivory called the film, about first love, “a story familiar to most of us, whether we’re straight or gay or somewhere in between.”  [James Ivory previously got nominations for ... more >

Adina Pintilie (courtesy : Berlinale)

BERLINALE : Golden Bear handed to Adina Pintilie for “Touch me not”

Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray and Wes Anderson take home awards

Intimacy and sex are essential elements to finding happiness in life, a theme found in this year's winning film. "Touch Me Not,” by Adina Pintilie, has won the Golden Bear prize at this year's Berlinale. The festival opened on February 15th and closed today and included around 400 films. Of those, nineteen were competing for the top Golden Bear prize. Romanian director Adina Pintilie said she ... more >