Tag Archives: daughter-in-law

Ballad of Narayama (1958)

I had written about this film exactly three years ago and seeing it again proved to be as fascinating. I had shown it to the film group of the time but did not record responses. The membership of the film group … Continue reading

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MOOLAADE (2004)

I am overwhelmed by the amount of film work I would like to do and am struggling to keep up. I will  mention briefly here Ousmane Sembène’s Moolaadé to signpost it for myself for later consideration.  It is a film that cannot be … Continue reading

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SOUS LE SABLE (UNDER THE SAND)

A little while ago Under the Sand (2000) was considered for screening at an event on ageing.   I had excluded it from my blog and film group list because Charlotte Rampling was 54 years old when Ozon shot this mystery … Continue reading

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Baghban (The Gardener – 2003)

66 years later than Make Way For Tomorrow and 50 years later than TS,   Baghban  (2003) treats the same subject of the generation gap in a changing world.  But in contrast to both MWT and TS Poojah the old woman … Continue reading

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THE OLD WOMAN IN ‘MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW’ AND ‘TOKYO STORY’

The film group is on holiday so I can come back to my three years old project. This is to consider the old woman in two classic films with the same story. For there is no magic that will draw … Continue reading

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MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (1937)

La cohabitation n’a jamais fait de bien à personne. (my mother) Life  flies past us so swiftly that few of us pause to consider those who have lost the tempo of today. Their laughter and their tears we do not even … Continue reading

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