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Panorama and Monos, South American critics’ darling

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Panorama favorite Monos
"Monos" film screenshot, YouTube. © Alejandro Landes

Alejandro Landes’s new fever-dream film, “Monos,” has critics raving about its deft mix of “Lord of the Flies,” “Apocalypse Now” and contemporary socio-political climate.

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The body remembers when the world broke open

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The Body Remembers
Photo by DAVIDCOHEN, public domain

“The Body Remembers is a critical, insightful portrayal of the reality young indigenous women of color in Canada face today. The film excels at telling this disturbing story with fresh insights and a perspective often lacking in popular culture.”

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Review: Öndög at Berlinale 2019

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The Berlinale Bear at the Sony Centre, Potsdamerplatz. Photo: Brigette Dummer © Berlinale
The Berlinale Bear at the Sony Centre, Potsdamerplatz. Photo: Brigette Dummer © Berlinale

“In this barren wasteland, next to a corpse and leaning on a gigantic animal, the mature herder seduces the young cop with alcohol and cigarettes. And while this might suggest sinister intent or a moral point to hammer home, the embrace that the two share is oddly beautiful.”

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Lithuanian taxidermy film travels across Europe

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Photo by WATARI on Unsplash.
Photo by WATARI on Unsplash.

A Leipzig-based Lithuanian viewer ponders the film: “[Animus Animalis] was very powerful and had a great variety of natural beauty in it. But some of its parts were truly irksome to watch or even think about.”

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Bandersnatch: Who’s really in control?

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"Bandersnatch" follows the trend of its dystopian parent series, "Black Mirror," and the minds behind it.
"Bandersnatch" follows the trend of its dystopian parent series, "Black Mirror," and the minds behind it.

“Besides dealing with parallel universes and time travel, and convincingly looking and sounding like the year 1984, this new Netflix release puts control over the protagonist’s lives in our hands, as the audience. Or does it?”

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Cinema in the original on Christmas Day

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Want some fresh air and an alternative to Christmas TV? Go to the cinema! (Photo: public domain)
Want some fresh air and an alternative to Christmas TV? Go to the cinema! (Photo: public domain)

As an alternative to the living room and Christmas TV, you can go to the cinema in Leipzig today and watch an international film in its original glory – meaning not dubbed in German. This post includes showtimes, trailers, ratings, as well as plot and review blurbs, for the 6 movies listed under this category on December 25th.

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