Film review: Julieta

  Julieta, Spain, 2016, directed by Pedro Almodovar In UK cinemas from 26th August 2016   Reviewed by Dr Franco Ferrarini, Gastroenterologist with a special interest in functional gastrointestinal disorders and their treatment with hypnosis   The opening shot of Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Julieta’ shows a pulsating red cloth that looks like a curtain; as the […]

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Film review: Crying with Laughter

  Crying with Laughter, UK 2009 Written and directed by Justin Molotnikov, available on DVD Trailer https://vimeo.com/channels/wellington/17373244   Reviewed by Professor Robert Abrams, Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell University, New York   One can debate about what might be the central message of Crying With Laughter, the production with an oxymoronic title written and directed […]

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Film review: The Carer

  ‘To age or not to age- that is the question’- review of The Carer – 5* UK, Hungary, 2016, directed by János Edelényi Starring: Brian Cox, Coco Konig, Emilia Fox, and Roger Moore In general release in the UK cinemas from 5th August 2016 https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/the-carer/   Reviewed by Dr Khalid Ali, Screening Room Editor […]

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Film Review: Notes on Blindness

Image courtesy of Curzon Artificial Eye   Seeing blindness in the eye: Film review of Notes on Blindness, UK, 2016, directed by Peter Middleton and James Pinney Currently in UK cinemas Review by: Dr Khalid Ali, Screening room editor Literary work exploring visual impairment and blindness has always been rewarded by great critical reception–All the […]

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Film Review: stories from Arab women during the Spring Revolutions

  ‘Our oath’ short film, 2015, directed by Laura Finney I was intrigued and moved by ‘The trials of Spring’, a documentary film depicting the fight of Arab women during the Spring Revolutions in 2010 (http://www.trialsofspring.com/). The film portrays heart-felt human stories of women from Syria, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Tunisia, and Egypt.  Filming took place […]

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The Screening Room: a review of the Lebanese film Ghadi

Music overcoming disability –  Ghadi, Lebanon, 2013, directed by Amin Dora Reviewed by Dr Reem Gaafar, a Sudanese doctor, writer, filmmaker and graphic designer   A special screening will take place at the Polish Cultural Centre, 238 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 0RF, Sapphire Room, 2nd Floor, at 8pm Friday 3rd June 2016. To book […]

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The Screening Room: Cannes Film Festival Preview

  Cannes, films and Medicine The forthcoming Cannes Film Festival (11-22nd May 2016) is described by its director Thierry Fremaux as ‘A celebration of cinematographic art’ http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en.html. If you are lucky enough to be attending the glittering, entertaining and thought-provoking extravaganza, here are five films in the official selection exploring the lives of patients and […]

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