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Bilge Ebiri

Bilge Ebiri has written for the Village Voice, New York magazine/Vulture, Rolling Stone, Bookforum, and other publications.

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A Leading Palestinian Auteur Looks Toward the Light

Cannes 2019

A Leading Palestinian Auteur Looks Toward the Light

Elia Suleiman, who returned to Cannes this year with his latest film, talks with us about comedy as a form of political resistance.

By Bilge Ebiri

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A Filmmaking Family Takes to the Streets

Cannes 2019

A Filmmaking Family Takes to the Streets

Legendary activist filmmaker Fernando Solanas joins his son and daughter in Cannes for their latest project, a chronicle of the long, hard fight for abortion rights in Argentina.

By Bilge Ebiri

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Funny Games: Don’t You Want to See How It Ends?
Funny Games: Don’t You Want to See How It Ends?

With this controversial treatise on violence and media, Michael Haneke created a spectacle that is both intensely watchable and hard to stomach.


By Bilge Ebiri

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24 Frames: The World Made Visible
24 Frames: The World Made Visible

After years of paring his filmmaking down to the bare essentials, Abbas Kiarostami delivered this gorgeous and boldly minimalist meditation on time, movement, and image-making.

By Bilge Ebiri

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Graduation: Where Are You, Romeo?
Law of the Border: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges
Law of the Border: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges

By turns gritty and lyrical, this portrait of the Syria-Turkey border brings together two pioneers of Turkish cinema.

By Bilge Ebiri

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Walking with Scorsese
Walking with Scorsese

An exhibition at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image explores Martin Scorsese’s creative process, his deep personal connection to his films, and his lifelong cinephilia.

By Bilge Ebiri

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Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams: Quiet Devastation
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams: Quiet Devastation

Akira Kurosawa lays bare his deepest fears in this visually astonishing interpretation of folklore, myth, and the director’s own dreams and memories.

By Bilge Ebiri

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The Fisher King: In the Kingdom of the Imperfect
The Fisher King: In the Kingdom of the Imperfect

Terry Gilliam touches down in the real world for the first time with this fanciful tale of blurred class boundaries in New York City.

By Bilge Ebiri

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Dry Summer: The Laws of Nature
Dry Summer: The Laws of Nature

Metin Erksan’s shocking and sensuous tale of greed and rural life was part of a vibrant Turkish cinema of the fifties and sixties.

By Bilge Ebiri

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Three Outlaw Samurai: The Disloyal Bunch
Three Outlaw Samurai: The Disloyal Bunch

For nearly three decades, Hideo Gosha (1929–1992) made some of the most explosive, artful, and original films in Japanese cinema. Along the way, he also became one of his country’s most established and acclaimed filmmakers. But his reputation in …

By Bilge Ebiri

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