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Cannes hit ‘El Violin’ bows at the Renoir

By Ray Bennett The brilliant Mexican film “El Violin”, directed by Francisco Vargas, will have a brief release in London starting today at the Renoir Cinema, one of the Curzon group, near Russell Square. It’s really worth the effort to … Continue reading

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Cannes hit ‘El Violin’ deserves another bow

By Ray Bennett Francisco Vargas’s finely crafted story of peasant rebellion, “El Violin,” which screened in London Sunday as part of BAFTA Goes to Mexico, warrants a full U.K and U.S. release for its rich texture and powerful filmmaking. The film … Continue reading

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‘The Lives of Others’ in Human Rights film festival

The 11th annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, which runs March 21-30 at several London cinemas, offers the chance to see three of the best foreign-language film nominees at this year’s Oscars including the winner, “The Lives of Others.” … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Francisco Vargas’s ‘El Violin’

By Ray Bennett CANNES — Brutal military repression looks the same everywhere and Francisco Vargas’ striking and poetic film “The Violin” in Un Certain Regard offers a plaintive cry on behalf of the oppressed.

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