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‘I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’

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Maus is a classic graphic novel based on the author’s experience of interviewing his father Vladek about his experiences during World War II, when he and Art Spiegelman’s mother Anya, who subsequently committed suicide, were interned in a concentration camp.

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An initially whimsical look into the lives of two Parisian Jewish girls born on the same day, from the awkwardness of childhood to the dullness and desperation of adolescence, Mina Tannenbaum has some serious points to make about women’s lives and the rifts that open up as we enter adulthood.

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“[The] real quest in The Physics of Sorrow is to find a way to live with sadness, to allow it to be a source of empathy and salutary hesitation… Chronicling everyday life in Bulgaria means trying to communicate Bulgarian “sadness,” which is—to the extent that these things can be disentangled—as much
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There are some films which open you up to an entire way of life you’d never even thought about.
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Moving, vibrant and shot through with the kind of energy that isn’t quite like anything else, City of God is not only a gripping, indecently entertaining thriller and a coming-of-age story but an intimate look at life in a Brazilian favela where children both reign over their world and are crushe

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In which an elderly woman, a music teacher, invites her unwilling students to give a musical recital at her home.

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‘Dear Joe, your wild noisy huge brother/is dead. I couldn’t do what my parents did/bring two boys, four years apart, through the maze.’

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What Maisie Knew is a film directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel. It's a beautiful adaptation of the Henry James novel of the same title, written in 1897, about Maisie the daughter of a divorced couple and irresponsible parents.

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