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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Drama Movies Site! These are the top ten articles that your Drama Movies Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Honey Film Review
Actress Valeria Golino, whose English-language films include "Rain Man" and "The Indian Runner", steps behind the camera to direct her first feature. "Honey" tackles the difficult subject of assisted suicide via an engaging heroine and her unlikely friendship with a cantankerous older man.
2. Sworn Virgin Film Review
Filmmaker Laura Bispuri makes her feature film debut with this intriguing tale about Albania's sworn virgin tradition. Alba Rohrwacher plays a woman who has relinquished her feminine identity but gradually attempts to reconcile her independence with her sexuality.
3. Speed Sisters Film Review
Watching “Speed Sisters” is an exhilarating experience and made me regret selling my Camaro. The five Palestinian women profiled form the first all-women racing team to compete on the Palestine Motor Sports Circuit.
4. Learning to Drive Film Review
A woman stunned by the dissolution of her marriage regains a sense of self-reliance by learning to drive. Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in this thoughtful drama from director Isabel Coixet.
5. Mustang Film Review
An Academy Award Nominee in 2016 for Best Foreign Language Film, "Mustang" is the feature debut of writer/director Deniz Gamze Erguven. Five orphaned sisters in a Turkish village rebel against the restrictions placed on their lives.
6. La Cienaga Film Review
Lucrecia Martel, leading light of the New Argentine Cinema, burst onto the international scene with her startling debut feature, "La Cienaga". Combining autobiographical elements and a keen ear for dialogue, Martel depicts a family in crisis.
7. I Am Yours Film Review
Mina is a character struggling to fulfill her romantic and independent desires, against the wishes of her conservative family. This semi-autobiographical film, "I Am Yours", is the debut of writer/director Iram Haq.
8. The Lesson Film Review
A teacher's illusion of control is shattered when she is beset by a series of economic disasters. What lesson awaits her in this tense drama from Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov?
9. Balcony on the Sea Film Review
Before making "The Artist", Jean Dujardin starred in Nicole Garcia's evocative film "Balcony on the Sea." Using France's colonial history in Algeria as a backdrop, this film is an unusual love story with political overtones.
10. Abuse of Weakness Film Review
Why would an intelligent woman submit to the machinations of an admitted con man and thief? "Abuse of Weakness", written and directed by Catherine Breillat, explores this question and is based on the director's own experience.
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