En attendant le deluge

En attendant le deluge

Damien Odoul is one of those directors who seems doomed to be labelled with the ‘arthouse’ moniker – good for critcal acclaim, not so good for box-office receipts. After the cult hit of Le Souffle, Odoul is back with this ultra-theatrical film about the last wish of a dying man. Review by Darren Arnold

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Basqueball

A documentary about the Basque conflict was never going to be anything but controversial, but when it’s directed by Julio Medem – himself a Basque-born filmmaker – the fireworks were guaranteed to fly. Darren Arnold joins the fray

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Ararat

Atom Egoyan is no stranger to difficult subjects, and his latest film revisits the little-known massacre of Armenians perpetrated by Turkish troops in 1915. It may pull in the crowds, but Darren Arnold reckons it’s one of the most intelligent films of the year

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