Tag Archives: Pawel Pawlikowski

‘Roma’, ‘The Favourite’, ‘Cold War’ top London critics awards

By Ray Bennett LONDON – There were few surprises at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday as Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white Spanish drama ‘Roma’ won best picture and he was named best director while costume romp ‘The Favourite’ picked … Continue reading

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TIFF FILM REVIEW: Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ is a masterpiece. It’s the story of two lovers whose struggle to be together evokes the complexities of life in Poland following World War II as the richness, beauty and contradictions … Continue reading

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Sergey Dvortsevoy’s brilliant ‘Tulpan’ opens in UK

By Ray Bennett I had a very enjoyable dinner at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival two summers ago with Kazakhstan film director Sergey Dvortsevoy to celebrate his marvelous film “Tulpan”, which finally reaches cinemas in the United Kingdom this … Continue reading

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EIFF FILM REVIEW: Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘My Summer of Love’

By Ray Bennett EDINBURGH – A working-class tomboy on a moped with no motor meets a young patrician beauty on horseback in the Yorkshire countryside. They begin an unlikely friendship and it is no surprise, given the film’s title, that … Continue reading

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