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‘Julie Keeps Quiet’ Review: A Tight, Poised Belgian Debut About the Challenges of Holding It Together

For teenage tennis prodigy Julie, discipline isn’t merely a virtue but a survival strategy. Repressing adolescent urges and emotional swings has long been part of her routine at the high-level youth...

Cannes Film Festival: ‘Black Dog’ Wins Un Certain Regard Award

With the Cannes Competition jury set to announce their awards tomorrow, tonight the spotlight falls on the festival’s second-most prestigious strand, Un Certain Regard. Chinese director Guan Hu’s “Black Dog” has...

‘My Sunshine’ Review: Hiroshi Okuyama’s Second Feature Traces a Gentle Trajectory Through Changing Seasons

Some films prioritize a strident political cause, others set out to terrify or thrill. This touching and simple story from Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Okuyama, premiering in Un Certain Regard at Cannes,...

‘Everybody Loves Touda’ Review: Nabil Ayouch’s Feminist Musical Drama Only Really Sings When Its Leading Lady Does

The very title of “Everybody Loves Touda” poses a kind of challenge to viewers. If everybody loves Touda, dare you not? Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch‘s forthright musical drama certainly doesn’t permit...

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