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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. Augustine Film Review
Writer/director Alice Winocour uses historical fact as the basis for her powerful debut feature. A young woman suffering mysterious seizures is committed to a hospital for female "hysterics". A seductive game begins between Augustine, who wants her life back, and the controlling Dr. Charcot.
2. Love Is All You Need Film Review
"Love Is All You Need" is a romantic drama/comedy starring Trine Dyrholm as a breast cancer survivor. Pierce Brosnan plays the widower who enters her life when she travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding. Susanne Bier directs this life-affirming love story.
3. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Film Review
A horror/western/love story that features a female vampire and is set in Iran? You've never seen anything quite like Ana Lily Amirpour's genre-bending debut feature film.
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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