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The Bastards’ Fig Tree (La higuera de los bastardos) (2017)

“We fascists are ordinary people too,” insists Rogelio (Karra Elejalde, TimeCrimes, 2007) near the beginning of Ana Murugarren’s The Bastards’ Fig Tree (La higuera de los bastardos). At this early stage of the film, viewers may find it difficult to sympathise with such a claim. After all, Rogelio’s fascist friends, though certainly once ‘ordinary people’,…

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Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes) (2007)

Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes) first published by Film4 Synopsis: Writer/director/actor Nacho Vigalondo‘s multi-award-winning feature debut is a twisty time-traveling thriller with a noirish morality at its core.  Review:  While a car is in motion, its boot swings open, leaving behind a scattered wake of shopping bags – and so the driver gets out and heads back to clean up…