Author Archives: rinaross

About rinaross

Born in 1935. MA in Film and Television Studies at the University of Westminster 1998. Studying the representation of older women in film since then.

AFTER THE STORM (2016)

AFTER THE STORM ( 2016)  Warm and equal relationships between old woman and adult daughter are very rare in the films I have written about.  Kore Eda in Still Walking (2008) portrays mother and daughter conversing and cooking together but the … Continue reading

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THE FAREWELL ( 2019)

The Farewell Of all the films featuring an old woman that I have seen and written about none has coincided with my experiences as much as this film. I saw it in my local cinema on a Saturday at 18h … Continue reading

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STILL WALKING (2008)

Still Walking (2008)  As with some family reunions, my second viewing of Still Walking was quite painful. I saw it at home with a cousin with whom I had shared family reunions in my youth. Her general comment was: there … Continue reading

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POETRY (2010) -2-

Recently, a friend recommended Lucy Bolton’s chapter The Intertextual Stardom of Iris: Winslet, Dench, Murdoch, and Alzheimer’s Disease,Feminisms: Diversity, Difference and Multiplicity in Contemporary Film Cultures (2015).  This took me years back before I started my blog. Coming back to … Continue reading

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POETRY (2010)

POETRY (2010) How did I miss this great film featuring a 66 years old grandmother? Directed by Lee Chang-dong,  it won the 2010 Cannes Best Screenplay Award and many more.  I discovered it recently while searching for films that have … Continue reading

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My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010) take 2

Brent U3A film group session. We were 5 women and 2 men.   None of the group attending had seen the film when I showed it in 2011. In my post  then I concentrated on the representation of the old … Continue reading

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STILL WALKING (2008)

This is an aide-memoir about Kore-eda wonderful film. I have to wait until a DVD is made available so I can relish again with more focus on the old married couple and their mixed feelings about their children and family … Continue reading

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