Cinema Escapist

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Europe

Review: In “Rock’n Roll”, Marion Cotillard plays herself to comic effect

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A biting comedy about the ego of celebrity and the pain of getting old, starring Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet.

Review: In Your Arms (Denmark, 2015)

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In Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm's first feature length film, the writer/director takes on the difficult subject of euthanasia.

Interview: Berni Goldblat, director of “Wallay”

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Berni Goldblat is the director of "Wallay", which tells a moving coming-of-age story set in Burkina Faso.

Review: Servant of the People 2 (Ukraine, 2016)

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An admirable feature-length followup to "Servant of the People", Ukraine's most popular political satire to date.

Interview: Vladimir Zelenskiy on playing Ukraine’s president in “Servant of the People”

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Vladimir Zelenskiy may be the most popular actor in Ukraine today -- and his hit show "Servant of the People" is now on Netflix.

Review: Wallay (Burkina Faso/France, 2017)

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This Burkinabe-French coproduction offers an endearing look at a French problem child sent to live with relatives in Burkina Faso.

Trailer: “Out of Control”, starring T.O.P. and Cecilia Cheung, premiere delayed to 2018

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Out of Control (失控·幽灵飞车) is an upcoming thriller starring Big Bang's T.O.P. and Cecilia Cheung.

Ukraine’s “Servant of the People” is a hidden gem of political comedy

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After earning the love of Ukrainian audiences, this satirical show is now available worldwide on Netflix.

Review: Berlinized (Germany, 2012)

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"Berlinized" is a peek into the bizarre art culture that grew out of the fallen Berlin Wall.

“In the Crosswind” illuminates a little known Baltic tragedy of WWII

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This Estonian film reveals why Baltic countries still fear Russian today