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  • thursday, 1 september 2022

Tunes and chords

by Roberto Pugliese

Cate Blanchett’s character, Lydia Tár, embodies the lives and stories of pioneer female conductors, such as Antonia Brico, Carmen Campori, and Sarah Caldwell, in a film, Tár, directed by Todd Field. This second day on Lido loves women: go see Kei Ishikawa’s Aru Otoko and Tizza Covi’s and Rainer Frimmel’s Vera. Out of competition, and of any boundaries, is five-hour-long The Kingdom Exodus by Lars von Trier. Men can be on the verge of a nervous breakdown, too – like the tormented journalist in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s film BARDO, or the elderly public officer interpreted by Bill Nighy in Oliver Hermanus’s Living, a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikuru (Living), or the young protagonist of the opening film at the International Film Critics’ Week, Three Times a Week by Florent Gouëlou. Out of competition, the final, five-hour-long chapter of Lars von Trier’s trilogy, The Kingdom Exodus.

 

All the photocalls' Daily pick

TÁR

An intellectual drama and a fiercely critical piece on the world of international classical music – competitive and discriminatory. The film tells the story of fictional chara...

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A MAN

After her recent separation from her husband, Rie and her son go live in her childhood home. Some time later, she meets Daisuke and the two marry. Daisuke, unfortunately, dies i...

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VERA

Vera Gemma, the daughter of famous Italian actor Giuliano Gemma and reality TV star, spends her time in the shadow of her dead father. To try and redeem herself from frivolous l...

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BANU

Already an actress and screenwriter in the short Guilt and the dramatic Icheri Sheher (Inner City), both from 2016, Tahmina Rafaella...

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BARDO

Bardo is a nostalgic comedy with an epic journey as its background. It is an immersive, visually stunning experience that contrasts the intimate, heart-rending story of...

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LIVING

An adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s classic Ikiru of 1952 set in 1950s London. The story follows a civil servant (Nighy) who is asked a worrying question: “What would...

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THREE NIGHTS A WEEK

29-year old Baptiste is engaged with Samia, but when he meets Cookie Kunty, a young Parisian drag queen, he immediately feels attracted to him. Cookie soon becomes the protagoni...

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THE KINGDOM EXODUS

Back in 1994, the audience met the first chapter of a promising trilogy: The Kingdom, a film halfway between Lynchian thriller and the horrors of Belphegor. Th...

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If I Were Myself
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This is my story
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Mazes
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Poised lives
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Close relatives
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The legacy of our fathers
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At the margin
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Rights denied
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Tunes and chords
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Starting from the future