Monthly Archives: April 2011

French secrets

Tatiana de Rosnay approached German occupied Paris from an event infrequently cited: Vélodrome d’Hiver in Sarah’s Key.  Called the Vél’ d’Hiv’ roundups of 1942, journalist and exasperated wife Julia Jarmond investigates this blight of French complicity and eagerness during World … Continue reading

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Queasy reactions to Némirovsky’s renderings

Anti-Semitic labels follow Irène Némirovsky’s (b. 1903 – d. 1942) publications.  Her death at a concentration camp tempers criticism because it is difficult to process a person who displayed harsh prejudicial views of Jews with the same individual who died … Continue reading

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Shepherd or Sheep?

Canistered for years, Killer of Sheep (1981) received the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1981 within the Category of Forum of New Cinema.  The award provided accolades to director Charles Burnett.  Nearly a permanent student at … Continue reading

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