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Roman Holiday | Re-watching a classic romance, 70 years later

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.

Asteroid City | Desert Encounters Between Romance and the Meaning of Life

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.

Outlander | An overwhelming romance through the ages of Scotland

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.

Cinema Paradiso | A Nostalgic Ode to the Seventh Art

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.

Your Name. | Story of the Quest for a Soul Mate

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.

Heartstopper | A Queer Love Warming Everyone's Heart

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.

Bones and All | You can't escape from who you are

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.

The Danish Girl | Becoming Truly Oneself

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.

Some Like It Hot | Challenging Stereotypes Through Laughter

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.

My Dress-up Darling | A Cosplay love story

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.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | Getting Lost in the Labyrinthine World of Mind and Feelings

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.

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans | A Rare Movie Combining Different Realities

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.

West Side Story | Rewriting a cult classic

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.

Cinzia by Leo Ortolani is an ironic look into the struggles of a transgender woman

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.

Peau d'homme | A peek inside a different world

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.

On Body and Soul | The disability to expose oneself

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.

City Lights | The time Charlie Chaplin risked it all

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.

Dawson's Creek | Teen drama revolution

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.

Norwegian Wood | The charm in simplicity

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.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | It's comedy time

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.

Victoria | One city, one night, one take

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.

Like Water for Chocolate | A Novel of food and magical realism

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.

Trying | An amusing glimpse into adoption

Trying | An amusing glimpse into adoption

The comedy Trying shows the difficult and emotional journey that needs to be accomplished to become foster parents.

Go Ahead | Family is not about blood relations

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.

This is Us | How life is the perfect mix of sweet and sour

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.

Will & Grace | Breaking Taboos and Making TV History

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.

Amour | An experience

Amour | An experience

Amour by Michael Haneke is a movie that tells a story about a repressed subject in contemporary western culture, the death.

Grey's Anatomy | A pillar in the modern TV era

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.

Queen Sugar is a portrayal of oppression

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.

The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

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.

The End of the F***ing World | A psychopathic love story

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.

Dear White People | An exploration of racial identity

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’.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire | A manifesto about the female gaze

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.”

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a love story

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.

Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman | Legacy-making in film

Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman | Legacy-making in film

Cheryl Dunye made history as the first Black lesbian to release a feature film: The Watermelon Woman. Nearly three decades later, her legacy continues to inspire.

Young Royals | Great responsibilities meet delicate feelings

Young Royals | Great responsibilities meet delicate feelings

Released in 2021 on Netflix, the Swedish teen drama Young Royals balances romance and the public life of a future king.

Maestro | A Portrait of a Marriage Away From the Spotlight

Maestro | A Portrait of a Marriage Away From the Spotlight

Bradley Cooper's Maestro is a biopic that focuses on the marriage of composer Leonard Bernstein and Broadway star Felicia Montealegre.

The Museum of Innocence | A Declaration of Love to a City

The Museum of Innocence | A Declaration of Love to a City

The novel The Museum of Innocence, written by Orhan Pamuk in 2008, tells a love story set in Istanbul, a city where East and West collide.

Nana by Ai Yazawa | A mature shojo sensation

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.

Maestro in Blue | Netflix’s First Greek Production

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.

10 Things I Hate About You | The Evolution of High School Comedy

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.

A Girl's Story by Annie Ernaux | The processing of trauma

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.

Zeno's Conscience | The XX century man

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.

The Young Bride | If a story becomes a pun

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.

Two Lovers | The Killing of the Dreamer

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.

Don Juan DeMarco | Survival of the Romantic Hero

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.

Cardcaptor Sakura | Fate is written in the cards

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.

The Scarlet Letter | Yesterday's independent woman

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.

Video Girl Ai | A sci-fi tale of love and maturity

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.

Feel Good | When feeling bad is easier

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.

Brokeback Mountain | A Love No One Dares to Tell

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.

Master Gardener | A small tale of big issues

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.

Pam & Tommy | The unauthorized tale of a sex tape

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.

Inuyasha is a winning combination of shonen and shoujo

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.

Sailor Moon | The magical girls revolution

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.

Wild at Heart | A love full of sound in a world full of fury

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. 

The Song of Achilles | A love worth dying for

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.

Wuthering Heights | When love becomes an obsession

Wuthering Heights | When love becomes an obsession

Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Brontë in 1847, tells about the uncontrolled passion between Catherine and Heathcliff.

Jane Eyre | An inner journey towards emancipation

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.

Chungking Express | A whirling tale of 1990s Hong Kong

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.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores | In the space dividing lovers

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.

D'amore si muore ma io no | How to survive in real love according to Guido Catalano

D'amore si muore ma io no | How to survive in real love according to Guido Catalano

Published in 2016, Guido Catalano first novel is an autobiographical fiction about love and how love reaches the end in real life.

Bombay Rose has a unique visual animation style

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.

If Beale Street Could Talk | A story of ecstatic love

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.

Roman Holiday | Re-watching a classic romance, 70 years later

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.

Asteroid City | Desert Encounters Between Romance and the Meaning of Life

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.

Outlander | An overwhelming romance through the ages of Scotland

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.

Cinema Paradiso | A Nostalgic Ode to the Seventh Art

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.

Your Name. | Story of the Quest for a Soul Mate

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.

Heartstopper | A Queer Love Warming Everyone's Heart

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.

Bones and All | You can't escape from who you are

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.

The Danish Girl | Becoming Truly Oneself

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.

Some Like It Hot | Challenging Stereotypes Through Laughter

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.

My Dress-up Darling | A Cosplay love story

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.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | Getting Lost in the Labyrinthine World of Mind and Feelings

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.

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans | A Rare Movie Combining Different Realities

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.

West Side Story | Rewriting a cult classic

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.

Cinzia by Leo Ortolani is an ironic look into the struggles of a transgender woman

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.

Peau d'homme | A peek inside a different world

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.

On Body and Soul | The disability to expose oneself

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.

City Lights | The time Charlie Chaplin risked it all

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.

Dawson's Creek | Teen drama revolution

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.

Norwegian Wood | The charm in simplicity

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.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | It's comedy time

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.

Victoria | One city, one night, one take

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.

Like Water for Chocolate | A Novel of food and magical realism

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.

Trying | An amusing glimpse into adoption

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.

Go Ahead | Family is not about blood relations

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.

This is Us | How life is the perfect mix of sweet and sour

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.

Will & Grace | Breaking Taboos and Making TV History

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.

Amour | An experience

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.

Grey's Anatomy | A pillar in the modern TV era

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.

Queen Sugar is a portrayal of oppression

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.

The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

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.

The End of the F***ing World | A psychopathic love story

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.

Dear White People | An exploration of racial identity

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’.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire | A manifesto about the female gaze

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.”

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a love story

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.

Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman | Legacy-making in film

17 April, 2024

Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman | Legacy-making in film

Cheryl Dunye made history as the first Black lesbian to release a feature film: The Watermelon Woman. Nearly three decades later, her legacy continues to inspire.

Young Royals | Great responsibilities meet delicate feelings

13 April, 2024

Young Royals | Great responsibilities meet delicate feelings

Released in 2021 on Netflix, the Swedish teen drama Young Royals balances romance and the public life of a future king.

Maestro | A Portrait of a Marriage Away From the Spotlight

09 March, 2024

Maestro | A Portrait of a Marriage Away From the Spotlight

Bradley Cooper's Maestro is a biopic that focuses on the marriage of composer Leonard Bernstein and Broadway star Felicia Montealegre.

The Museum of Innocence | A Declaration of Love to a City

27 February, 2024

The Museum of Innocence | A Declaration of Love to a City

The novel The Museum of Innocence, written by Orhan Pamuk in 2008, tells a love story set in Istanbul, a city where East and West collide.

Nana by Ai Yazawa | A mature shojo sensation

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.

Maestro in Blue | Netflix’s First Greek Production

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.

10 Things I Hate About You | The Evolution of High School Comedy

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.

A Girl's Story by Annie Ernaux | The processing of trauma

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.

Zeno's Conscience | The XX century man

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.

The Young Bride | If a story becomes a pun

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.

Two Lovers | The Killing of the Dreamer

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.

Don Juan DeMarco | Survival of the Romantic Hero

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.

Cardcaptor Sakura | Fate is written in the cards

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.

The Scarlet Letter | Yesterday's independent woman

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.

Video Girl Ai | A sci-fi tale of love and maturity

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.

Feel Good | When feeling bad is easier

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.

Brokeback Mountain | A Love No One Dares to Tell

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.

Master Gardener | A small tale of big issues

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.

Pam & Tommy | The unauthorized tale of a sex tape

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.

Inuyasha is a winning combination of shonen and shoujo

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.

Sailor Moon | The magical girls revolution

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.

Wild at Heart | A love full of sound in a world full of fury

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. 

The Song of Achilles | A love worth dying for

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.

Wuthering Heights | When love becomes an obsession

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.

Jane Eyre | An inner journey towards emancipation

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.

Chungking Express | A whirling tale of 1990s Hong Kong

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.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores | In the space dividing lovers

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.

D'amore si muore ma io no | How to survive in real love according to Guido Catalano

31 August, 2021

D'amore si muore ma io no | How to survive in real love according to Guido Catalano

Published in 2016, Guido Catalano first novel is an autobiographical fiction about love and how love reaches the end in real life.

Bombay Rose has a unique visual animation style

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.

If Beale Street Could Talk | A story of ecstatic love

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.