Category Archives: documentary

FACES PLACES (VISAGES VILLAGES) (2017)

If you are interested in old age and cinema do not miss  Agnes Varda and JR film released this week in London. Any comments from my part would be superfluous. The film speaks for itself.  

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MOTHER AND SON Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) I was very surprised when I read Bradshaw’s article a few months ago. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/15/best-picture-oscar-winners-gentlemans-agreement-1947 This  film about anti-semitism is not considered as one of Kazan’s best work and Bradshaw’s choice has been criticised. This is not about … Continue reading

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The Short Hot Flush Film Festival

I deviate again from the focus of Feature Films to post the report of Jane, member of   Brent U3A  Older Woman in Film Group. The Short Hot Flush Film Festival – Brighton – October 3rd Two women came up … Continue reading

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IRIS – THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK

I have no special penchant for documentaries,  but I was persuaded by the critics to see Iris (2015) at the NFT (National Film Theatre). It was shown at the Studio screen, where, if short of stature, your viewing is obscured by … Continue reading

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MUM AND ME – SUE BOURNE TV DOCUMENTARY

When I started my blog on the representation of old women I needed to limit my field of research. I decided to exclude animation, because I am not very versed in the genre, and documentaries because the area might be … Continue reading

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MAMADRAMA (2001) The Jewish Mother Stereotype

http://www.jewishfilm.org/Catalogue/films/mamadrama.html This will be a very personal view of the documentary Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema.(2001). When I arrived from the Middle East and settled in London I was puzzled by the expression “She is such a Jewish Mother”. … Continue reading

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