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Martel's colonial, absurd and splendid 'Zama' and Silver's rare Franco-US coprod 'Thirst Street'

By Rosslyn Hyams

In this month's Cinefile, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams tells curious film-watchers about two arresting June and July releases in France, Argentinian film Zama and US-French Thirst Street.

Nadav Lapid's Synonymes and Alvaro Brechner's A Twelve Year Night

January Special : French film Kabullywood harnesses youths' hunger for arts

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Young men make tough, clear choices in 'Shéhérazade' and 'Sauvage'

Lav Diaz's dark Season of the Devil, Samuel Collardey's luminous A Polar Year

Cannes Film Festival awards and The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

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The Prayer; The International Paris documentary film festival

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