I’ve seen over 100 films this year at the cinema! Here are the ones that I remembered to enter into Letterboxd.
Thérèse Clerc is one of the great figures of militantism. From the struggle to legalise abortion to the fight for equal rights of men and women and the battle for gay rights, she’s been on the front lines of all of them. She has just learned that she has an incurable disease and has decided to take a last look back over her life, a tender and lucid look at the battles and the love that went with them.
In the summer of 1991, a rape case breaks the peace of a small Chinese town. The fathers of two girls in the local middle school are the policemen in charge of the case, but they fail to make real progress as more young women’s bodies are discovered in the local park.
Some young folks, tired of the society they’re living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before to take shelter for a night in a shopping centre.
When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group – all best friends – start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.
The Wedding Ring is a story of love, pain, sensuality, and marriage. Rahmatou Keïta’s second feature offers an empowering female-character-driven take on romantic fiction. It’s also an immersive introduction to the fast-fading customs of Niger’s Sahelian people.
Hari Aziz lives in Mumbai and is a member of the internet generation whose outlook is global.