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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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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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