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BAFICI 2012: L’AGE ATOMIQUE BY HELENA KLOTZ

By Mónica Delgado

Directed by the debutant Héléna Klotz, L’Age Atomique is a brief film that boards one of the most recurrent topics of independent cinema: adolescence and its digressions. Two boys riding a train to Paris appear on the scene. Alcohol and Red Bull, quotes to rock lyrics, music bands and poetes maldits: Elements that link us to that universe which exacerbates the “atomic age”; a sense of mockery, discovery, alienation and apathy.

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BAFICI 2012: TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY BY TOMAS ALFREDSON

By John A. Riley

At one point in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Kathy Burke’s dejected, alcoholic ex-secret service researcher is enthusing about the good old days. Gary Oldman’s George Smiley reminds her that she’s talking about the era of World War Two, and she responds, dewy-eyed: “a real war… Englishmen could be proud then.”

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BAFICI 2012: ON DEATH ROW DE WERNER HERZOG

By Catherine Jessica Beed

Werner Herzog has always been interested in documenting the misfits of society, his films fascinated with outcasts and the complex extremities of human beings. With this project, Herzog draws to attention the very real and very sensitive matter of capital punishment, and further continues one of  his journeys into exposing the human condition.

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