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God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija (2019) is a Macedonian film with a simple story, mostly humorous, but having a profound theme. It was a different take on the familiar theme of male domination prevalent in local societies and imposed with the excuse of tradition. Check out the film and it is available for free till the 18th of June 2020 in Festival Scope. Petrunya is a young lady, a major in history, who is living with her parents, is unemployed and looking hard to get a job. One day while returning home near a riverbank, she finds herself in…

You have to get rid of them, so you may as well do it intelligently Reading the news that “Norway is recycling 97% of Plastic bottles.”, gives hope that we (humans) can survive and thrive, despite having “stupids” who deny climate change and encourage mindless usage of plastic. I do like Plastics, they are not the villains they are made out to be, they have brought huge benefits to mankind, but we need to apply common-sense in their usage and recycle them to our best ability. We can do simple things, a few of them I had written in the past…

The Commune (2016) aka Kollektivet (2016) is a Danish film by Thomas Vinterberg. It is a triangular love story told in the backdrop of a group of people living together under one roof in the 1970s Copenhagen. It was a fine movie to watch, but one with a mismatched title. Anna (Trine Dyrholm) is a successful television newsreader, married to Erik (Ulrich Thomsen) who is University Professor of Architecture, the couple has a teenage daughter Freja (Martha Sofie Wallstrom Hansen). To manage the expenses of having a large house, they welcome half-a-dozen people, almost strangers, to live with them as a…

Amélie (2001) is a different type of film with a familiar plot, it had won Best Film at European Film Awards and was nominated for Academy Awards. The entire film is shot in a Gevacolor like style (like the Valencia photo-filter in Instagram) adding a sense of vintage. It is about a young lady living in Paris, who is looking for love, a love of her dreams and goes about finding it on her own (nutty) way. Growing up Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) had an unhappy childhood due to overly cautious parents. Amélie is working in a cafe and on…

The Trader (2018) is a documentary film from Netflix that follows a travelling trader in the Republic of Georgia (near Russia). He buys second-hand items from the city (Tbilisi) and goes to the remote villages to sell them for exchange of Potatoes. Surprisingly, Potatoes are the main currency of exchange in the remote villages of Georgia. Though it is short, the film shows us what the country life in these parts will be, and the aspirations of people living here. It is available on Netflix.