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‘Benedetta’ Review: Paul Verhoeven’s Erotic Lesbian Nun Drama Won’t Reward Your Faith

You probably won’t be shocked to hear that Paul Verhoeven’s erotic drama about the relationship between two horny nuns in a 17th century Italian convent — a sacrilegious affair that became one of modern Western civilization’s earliest documented instances of lesbianism after a parish scrivener wrote about it in his diary with curiously exacting detail […]

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Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston’s frontier romance: ‘She let me be more full-bodied’

The north-eastern US is not the only uncharted territory explored in the pair’s 19th-century period drama. They discuss becoming friends, learning how to act and sexism in showbizAfter the release this year of Ammonite, with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan as 19th-century fossil hunters who fall in love in inclement weather, Saturday Night Live ran […]

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‘The World to Come’ Director on the Struggle to Get Female-Led Narratives Financed

Romantic frontier drama “The World to Come” opens the June instalment of International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021 and its director, New York and Oslo based writer-director Mona Fastvold is also set to give one of three Big Talks at the festival this week.Since the director’s second feature made its debut last September at the Venice […]

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‘Inherent Vice’ Made Katherine Waterston, but ‘The World to Come’ Confirms Her Greatness

Katherine Waterston is as fatigued as anyone by what she describes as “the absence of flow” created by a life lived on Zoom. But even from a virtual interview out of her London home, close to where she’s filming the third “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the actress is poised, curious, and overflowing […]

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Mona Fastvold Talks ‘The World To Come,’ Confronting The Myth Of Domestic Reality & More [Interview]

Every aspect of cinematic language —the cutting, camerawork, audio, and period design elements— sing harmoniously together in Mona Fastvold’s historical romance, “The World to Come.” A lovelorn lesbian story reflecting on loss and those life-altering moments which become possible when a new, impossible smile starts orbiting your world, Fastvold’s film — starring the exceptionally talented […]

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‘The World to Come’ Trailer: Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby Have a Fiery Frontier Romance

Another year, another doomed lesbian period romance. At least, that’s what we’re going to assume considering the track record of LGBTQ feature romances following 2019’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which appears to have kicked off a trend of lesbian romances set exclusively in the past, primarily featuring slim white women. But it is […]

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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in January 2021

Netflix enters 2021 with a January slate that’s shaped by the lingering weirdness of 2020, as a month that’s typically full of (recently re-licensed) franchise movies and new seasons of “Sex Education” has mutated into a deep grab bag of second-tier Oscar contenders, festival pick-ups, and a handful of comfort food classics that could double […]

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‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ wins two awards at Stockholm Film Festival

Swedish Film Institute announces Wild Card funding recipients for debut development funding.Berlin Alexanderplatz by Burhan Qurbani is the big winner at the 2020 Stockholm International Film Festival, taking the Bronze Horse for best film and also the best actor prize for Welket Bungué.Mexican director Fernanda Valadez’s Identifying Features was also a double winner for best […]

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Watch This One: Mona Fastvold’s Gay Romance ‘The World to Come’ Breaks Out Big at Venice

In the fall festival derby, the Kate Winslet-Saoirse Ronan romance “Ammonite” was poised to follow up “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” as the next must-see Sapphic bodice-ripper. But the lesbian love story that broke out instead is actress-writer-director Mona Fastvold’s second movie, “The World to Come,” a grim yet achingly beautiful 1850s pioneer drama […]

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Zoe Saldana to Star in Casey Affleck-Produced Drama ‘Fencer’

Zoe Saldana is starring in the sports drama “Fencer” with Casey Affleck producing and Jasmine McGlade directing from her own script.HanWay Films will commence sales at next week’s European Film Market with UTA Independent Film Group and CAA Media Finance overseeing the U.S. sale.“Fencer” is inspired by McGlade’s experiences as a national champion fencer. The […]

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