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Top 10 Films of 2019, Part II: families to flames

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films of the year 2019
Photo by Nathan Engel from Pexels

In the conclusion to our Top 10 Movies of 2019, our film writer Heiner looks at the final five entries. Including major Oscar contenders, smaller indie fare and the best film of the year and perhaps the decade.

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Top 10 Films of 2019, Part I: misfits to queen bees

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LeipGlo's top 10 films of 2019
Honeyland film still. © DOK Leipzig 2019 / Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov

The Oscar nominations come out Monday. How many of our film critic’s picks will have made it to the list? How many of these have you watched so far?

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Photographer of War: three perspectives, one DOK

in Film festival/Movies/Philosophies
Photographer of War
Photographer of War © DOK Leipzig 2019 / director Boris Benjamin Betram

LeipGlo contributors Justina, Áine and Heiner all went to see DOK Leipzig 2019 competition entry “Photographer of War” by Boris Benjamin Betram. Their diverging reactions and thoughts on the film are chronicled in our feature.

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Lateinamerikanische Tage: jury insights

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Lateinamerikanische Tage
Sideview Schaubühne Lindenfels, 8th Lateinamerikanische Tage. Photo: Sudaca e.V.

LeipGlo contributor Heiner was in the jury for the Lateinamerikanische Tage competition, and shares his experience and some recommendations from the lineup. Your entry point into the rich Latin American landscape the fest represents – it starts today.

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Parasite: South Korea’s first Palme winner hits Leipzig

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Parasite Cast
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Parasite by Bong Joon-Ho will open this year’s Filmkunstmesse and its first Kinotage Leipzig. Find out if the film holds up to the hype and what we think of this year’s family class struggle Palme d’Or winner in the official Leipzig Glocal review.

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The body remembers when the world broke open

in Film festival/Movies/Reviews/Society
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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