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20 August, 2023
Asteroid City | Desert Encounters Between Romance and the Meaning of Life
Asteroid City is a pulsating work of art with popping colors. The audience embarks on a fantasy trip to the final frontier. Whilst all eyes look up to the infinite space, it sends a messenger down. The UFO provokes troubles and unanswered questions.
05 April, 2023
Outlander | An overwhelming romance through the ages of Scotland
Set over two different centuries, Outlander tells the story of Jamie and Claire and their adventurous romance through the ages of Scotland.
19 October, 2023
Roman Holiday | Re-watching a classic romance, 70 years later
Hailed as one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time, William Wyler's Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, celebrates its 70th anniversary and impressive international legacy.
11 January, 2023
Cinema Paradiso | A Nostalgic Ode to the Seventh Art
Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso, released in 1988, tells the story of a young Sicilian boy animated by a strong love for cinema.
26 October, 2022
Your Name. | Story of the Quest for a Soul Mate
Makoto Shinkai's Your Name tells the story of the quest for a soul mate by exploring the tension between modernity and tradition in Japan.
13 October, 2022
Heartstopper | A Queer Love Warming Everyone's Heart
Adapted from Alice Oseman's graphic novel series, Heartsopper is a queer coming-of-age romance rich in educational value. An inclusive feel-good story that has met with critical acclaim and instant popularity among viewers. Adorned in rainbow colors and with magical 2D animation, it stands out in the current TV scenario for its heartwarming sweetness, simplicity and tenderness and its focus on positive outlooks and aspects.
03 September, 2022
Bones and All | You can't escape from who you are
Bones and All by Luca Guadagnino can feel more like a weirdly grotesque teenage drama than like any other cannibal-themed horror movie.
06 July, 2022
The Danish Girl | Becoming Truly Oneself
Tom Hooper's 2015 movie The Danish Girl is loosely based on the real-life story of Danish painter and transgender woman Lili Elbe, today widely remembered as one of the first documented people to undergo sex reassignment surgery and as a pioneer of transgender rights.
29 June, 2022
Some Like It Hot | Challenging Stereotypes Through Laughter
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder was released in 1959. The movie tells the story of two musicians who disguise themselves as women to escape malefactors.
23 May, 2022
My Dress-up Darling | A Cosplay love story
In My Dress-up Darling cosplay brings together an unlikely couple, helping them in dealing with society's expectations of them.
27 April, 2022
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | Getting Lost in the Labyrinthine World of Mind and Feelings
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (2004), by Michel Gondry, halfway between romantic comedy and science fiction it’s a real cult movie.
20 April, 2022
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans | A Rare Movie Combining Different Realities
Sunrise, A Song of Two Humans (1927) by director F.W. Murnau is an atypical movie that make expressionism and realism coexist.
02 March, 2022
West Side Story | Rewriting a cult classic
Based on the homonymous stage musical of the 1957, Steven Spielberg's West Side Story is a film rewriting a classic.
28 February, 2022
Cinzia by Leo Ortolani is an ironic look into the struggles of a transgender woman
Published in 2018, Cinzia by Leo Ortolani is the first graphic novel that tells with its humor a story about acceptance and identity.
31 January, 2022
Peau d'homme | A peek inside a different world
Peau d'homme, the graphic novel by Hubert and Zanzim published in France in 2020, offers a reflection on sexuality, gender roles, and more.
28 December, 2021
On Body and Soul | The disability to expose oneself
On body and Soul by Ildikò Enyedi is a love story about overcoming the human disability to expose one's soul.
08 December, 2021
City Lights | The time Charlie Chaplin risked it all
City lights (1931) by Charlie Chaplin is a silent movie realized in the period of sound cinema that conquered public and critics.
03 November, 2021
Dawson's Creek | Teen drama revolution
Dawson's Creek essentially focuses on a group of friends growing up together. It depicts adolescence and the process of becoming an adult.
12 October, 2021
Norwegian Wood | The charm in simplicity
In 1987's novel Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami explores a more realistic approach to narration, but with his characteristic delicate touch.
23 September, 2021
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | It's comedy time
Midge Maisel is a young jewish girl living in New York. Her life is perfect until it's not. Her husband leaves her for his secretary. She is alone, but with a talent that comes out of nowhere: she's a brilliant comedian.
08 September, 2021
Victoria | One city, one night, one take
Victoria by Sebastian Schipper is a movie of two hours and eighteen minutes shot in a single long take.
31 August, 2021
Like Water for Chocolate | A Novel of food and magical realism
The Mexican writer Laura Esquivel wrote her first novel, Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate), in 1989.
22 July, 2021
Trying | An amusing glimpse into adoption
The comedy Trying shows the difficult and emotional journey that needs to be accomplished to become foster parents.
10 June, 2021
Go Ahead | Family is not about blood relations
Go Ahead's main subject always revolves around the importance of family and that every hardship in life can be surmounted.
27 May, 2021
This is Us | How life is the perfect mix of sweet and sour
This is Us shows how life is a perfect mix of sweet and sour, and we all share the same crazy, hard and exciting journey.
12 May, 2021
Will & Grace | Breaking Taboos and Making TV History
Will & Grace, the groundbreaking sitcom created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, has played a major role in normalizing LGBTQ+ representation.
19 January, 2021
Amour | An experience
Amour by Michael Haneke is a movie that tells a story about a repressed subject in contemporary western culture, the death.
12 November, 2020
Grey's Anatomy | A pillar in the modern TV era
Watching the compulsively endearing Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and her co-workers’ lives inside the Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital could best be described as awkwardly comfortable. It’s a never-ending drama, partly redolent of a competitive soap opera strewn with blood, emotions, and human frailty and triumph, fired by love, lust, labor, and learning.
27 August, 2020
Queen Sugar is a portrayal of oppression
Queen Sugar - adapted from the novel of the same name by Natalie Baszile - is a family drama that shares both topics and dynamics with many other shows but takes advantage of a poignant cultural authenticity to stand out and generate unique points of interest.
25 August, 2020
The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories
The Forty-Nine stories embody most of Hemingway’s prominent themes, which are the conflict between man and nature, solitude, incommunicability, virile effort, an almost mythic exaltation of bravery. And above all, a sense of death dripping into the silences and cracks of human life.
29 July, 2020
The End of the F***ing World | A psychopathic love story
Similar to shows like Euphoria and Sex Education, The End of the F***ing World continues the trend of mature and gritty shows about teenagers, exploring every aspect of how these characters deal with love, trauma, and societal expectations.
23 July, 2020
Dear White People | An exploration of racial identity
Samantha White lives the daily struggle of being a black student in a predominantly white school, and calls out the bias on her radio podcast called ‘Dear White People’.
29 May, 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire | A manifesto about the female gaze
The film Portrait of a Lady On Fire is, according to writer and director Céline Sciamma, “a manifesto about the female gaze.”
24 March, 2020
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a love story
In A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, billed as “the first Iranian vampire spaghetti western,” director Ana Lily Amirpour delights in subverting expectations.
10 November, 2022
Pam & Tommy | The unauthorized tale of a sex tape
Pam & Tommy is a fictional tell of the true story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s turbulent love, started with a hasty marriage in 1995.
25 July, 2022
Inuyasha is a winning combination of shonen and shoujo
Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha is a tale of a journey to another time that combines romance and action, as well as folklore and modern elements.
18 July, 2022
Sailor Moon | The magical girls revolution
Naoko Takeuchi's manga sensation Sailor Moon represents a turning point for the magical girls genre, as well as an expression of girl power.
09 February, 2022
Wild at Heart | A love full of sound in a world full of fury
Wild at Heart is one of David One of David Lynch's most lively works, but also one of the hardest to grasp, Wild at Heart provides (for those who comply) a cinematic trip that has not lost an ounce of its expressive force to the passing of time.
08 February, 2022
The Song of Achilles | A love worth dying for
Published in 2011, Madeline Miller's reinterpretation of the myth The Song of Achilles is the story of war and a love worth dying for.
15 September, 2021
Chungking Express | A whirling tale of 1990s Hong Kong
Chungking Express is a 1994 romantic dramedy by Wong Kar-wai. The film is a kaleidoscopic journey through 90s Hong Kong, chronicling love, loneliness and globalization.
31 August, 2021
Memories of My Melancholy Whores | In the space dividing lovers
Published in 2004, Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Màrquez tells the story of a ninety-year-old man who falls in love for the first time.
31 August, 2021
D'amore si muore ma io no | How to survive in real love
Published in 2016, Guido Catalano first novel is an autobiographical fiction about love and how love reaches the end in real life.
20 August, 2020
Bombay Rose has a unique visual animation style
In Bombay Rose Gitanjali Rao expands the story of these two unfortunate lovers from her 2014 short film TrueLoveStory, employing the same frame-by-frame painted animation style as she has used since her 2006 Printed Rainbow. With a team of 60 artists, she brings to life a jewel-toned Mumbai packed with busy traffic and interconnected lives, where daily survival is a struggle but where a miraculous Bollywood ending always feels just around the corner.
22 July, 2020
If Beale Street Could Talk | A story of ecstatic love
The first-ever film adaptation of a fictional work by James Baldwin, Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk is suffused with moments of visual poetry that invite the viewer into the pure, ecstatic love of the two protagonists.
26 October, 2021
Wuthering Heights | When love becomes an obsession
Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Brontë in 1847, tells about the uncontrolled passion between Catherine and Heathcliff.
17 October, 2021
Jane Eyre | An inner journey towards emancipation
Written by Charlotte Brontë in 1847, Jane Eyre is not the typical Victorian novel but an inner journey towards emancipation.
30 November, 2023
Nana by Ai Yazawa | A mature shojo sensation
NANA is a refreshing coming of age story that subverts the canons of shojo manga and became a staple of its generation.
24 November, 2023
Maestro in Blue | Netflix’s First Greek Production
The success of Christoforos Papakaliatis' series, Maestro in Blue, is a promising sign for future Greek productions seeking global audiences.
31 October, 2023
10 Things I Hate About You | The Evolution of High School Comedy
The teen comedy that became a cult classic: How Gil Junger's 10 Things I Hate About You reinvented high school on the big screen.
09 October, 2023
A Girl's Story by Annie Ernaux | The processing of trauma
In A Girl's Story Annie Ernaux unearths the wreckage of her past and through writing and memory she frees herself from them.
17 August, 2023
Zeno's Conscience | The XX century man
The protagonist of Zeno's Conscience by Italo Svevo, one of Italy's first modern novels, is the portrait of the XX century man.
05 August, 2023
The Young Bride | If a story becomes a pun
Alessandro Baricco's The Young Bride is a romance novel that challenges characters and readers through metanarrative.
02 August, 2023
Two Lovers | The Killing of the Dreamer
In Two Lovers, James Gray depicts his "men of the underground" at the height of the crisis he goes through to find happiness.
11 July, 2023
Don Juan DeMarco | Survival of the Romantic Hero
Written and directed by Jeremy Leven in 1995, Don Juan DeMarco tells the story of the legendary libertine's survival in modern times.
12 June, 2023
Cardcaptor Sakura | Fate is written in the cards
Combining magic and emotions, Clamp's Cardcaptor Sakura is a heartwarming manga that made the bond between its characters its main strength.
16 May, 2023
The Scarlet Letter | Yesterday's independent woman
The dark romance The Scarlet Letter by American Nathaniel Hawthorne is the story of guilt and oppression of Hester Prynne's freedom.
15 May, 2023
Video Girl Ai | A sci-fi tale of love and maturity
In Video Girl Ai love is a complicated matter for Yota Moteuchi. His world of unrequited love will shatter when a girl jumps out of his TV.
30 March, 2023
Feel Good | When feeling bad is easier
Feel Good is a romantic comedy-drama written by comedian Mae Martin with a simple setting that explores many controversial themes.
23 December, 2022
Brokeback Mountain | A Love No One Dares to Tell
Directed by Ang Lee and winner of three Academy Awards, Brokeback Mountain tells the story of two men and their promise of forbidden love.
06 December, 2022
Master Gardener | A small tale of big issues
Master Gardener is like a fable in the real, violent world, a story that touches love, racism and redemption, but on a flowered background.