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An illustration of a computer on a bed covered with a blue blanket. The computer’s screen displays light blue mountains. Next to the computer is a small teacup.

Off the Radar: ‘Woman in the Dunes,’ a twinge of horror in the eyes of monotony

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Woman in the Dunes” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Apr 29, 2022

“Woman in the Dunes” (1964), directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara, is a tale confined to a pit in a sand dune. Amateur entomologist Niki Junpei (Eiji Okada) is on the hunt for a...

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Review: ‘Fire of Love’ explores the visceral force of volcanoes and passion

“Fire of Love” is a fiery love story. The film will debut at the 2022 New Directors/New Films festival at Film at Lincoln Center on April 27.
Apr 25, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article includes spoilers for “Fire of Love.” “Fire of Love” (2022), directed by Sara Dosa and screening at New Directors/New Films, tells the...

An illustration of a computer on a bed covered with a blue blanket. The computer’s screen displays a black-and-white image of a butt with a rose between the cheeks. Next to the computer is a small teacup.

Off the Radar: ‘Funeral Parade of Roses,’ a surreal peek into the psyche of a Japanese subversive

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Funeral Parade of Roses” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Apr 8, 2022

A woozy, nonlinear combination of experimental and documentary-style filmmaking, Toshio Matsumoto’s “Funeral Parade of Roses” (1969) is an exploration of the underground...

An illustration of a computer on a bed covered with a blue blanket. The computer’s screen displays a black-and-white illustration of a ball with some grass-like lines coming out of its right hand side. Next to the computer is a small teacup.

Off the Radar: ‘La Haine,’ a harsh reality transcending time and place

“Off the Radar” is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “La Haine” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Apr 1, 2022

“La Haine” (1995), directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, is a French film that transcends social and political geographies as well as time. Although the film takes place in France...

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Off the Radar: ‘The Gleaners and I’ and the art of picking up what’s left behind

“Off the Radar” is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “The Gleaners and I” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Mar 25, 2022

“The Gleaners and I” (2000), directed by Agnès Varda, is a documentary about people in France who are invested in the tradition of gleaning. Gleaning is the act of picking...

An illustration of a computer on a bed covered with a blue blanket. The computer’s screen displays a black-and-white illustration of Apu in the film “Pather Panchali.” Next to the computer is a small teacup.

Off the Radar: ‘Pather Panchali,’ the poetic low-budget film that put Indian cinema on the map

“Off the Radar” is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Pather Panchali” is available to stream on NYU Stream.
Mar 11, 2022

With a technical crew of first-timers, Satyajit Ray’s debut film “Pather Panchali” (1955) became the first internationally critically acclaimed Indian film. Its success is...