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Calendar, Night&Day Self-Reflection in Low Light

Self-Reflection in Low Light

Romanian director Cristi Puiu's Aurora is a continuous search for meaning — a murder mystery, shot vérité-style, in which, for most of its three-hour running time, the only "known known" is the killer's identity. Add another "known": This lanky, unhappy-looking…
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Film, A week into Cannes and our critic sends his best regards

A week into Cannes and our critic sends his best regards

CANNES, France — Midway through the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, it's clear that, although the competition oozes glamour and Wall Street never sleeps, the action this year (even more than in the past) is to be found in its less…
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Film, The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

If there's a tougher sell than a Romanian movie by a hitherto unknown director, it's a Romanian movie by an unknown director that takes two and a half hours to tell the tale of a 62-year-old pensioner's final trip to…
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