Jonaki (2018) ‘KIFF’ Review — A Kaleidoscopic Theatre Of Dreams

Crumbling walls. Broken stairwells. Damp floors covered with overgrowth and rot. Such is the haunting world of decaying memories which the 80-year-old Jonaki returns to in her sleep, perhaps searching for some sort of closure to her lifelong unfulfilled hopes, dreams, and desires. Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s astounding sophomore effort Jonaki was inspired by his own…

Pickpocket (1959) Review — An Introspective Character Study

One of Robert Bresson’s easily accessible and most compelling films, Pickpocket is about a very lost, confused and lonely soul named Michel (Martin LaSalle) who resorts to a life of crime to make ends meet. Michel has so much in common with a famous literary character, Raskolnikov, from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s widely celebrated novel Crime and…