Shumon Basar – Cinema Akil


Shumon Basar

Shumon Basar is a Berlin/Dubai based writer, editor and curator.

10. Vertigo
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
United States | PG | 128 | Mystery, Romance, Thriller | English
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
9. Hiroshima Mon Amour
Directed by: Alain Resnais
French, Japan | NA | 90 | Drama | French, Japanese
A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.
8. First Love ( Hatsukoi )
Directed by: Takashi Miike
Japan, UK | PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance | Japanese
Set over one night in Tokyo, we follow Leo, a young boxer down on his luck as he meets his ‘first love’ Monica, a callgirl and an addict but still an innocent. Little does Leo know, Monica is unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, his nemesis, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads.All their fates interwine in spectacular Miike style, at his most anarchic and fun. First Love premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
7. Pierrot le Fou
Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
| NA | 110 | Drama | French, Italian, English
Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
6. The Inner Scar
Directed by: Philippe Garrel
France | NA | 60 | Drama | English, French
A composition of symbolic, surreal and almost mystic images.
5. The Mirror
Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky
Soviet Union | G | 107 | Drama | Russian, Spanish
Tarkovsky mixes flash-backs, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II, adolescence, and a painful divorce in his family. The story interweaves reflections about Russian history and society
4. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
United States | PG | 124 | Action, | English,
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
3. Sans Soleil
Directed by: Chris Marker
French, Japan | NA | 100 | Drama | French, Japanese
A woman narrates the contemplative writings of a seasoned world traveler, focusing on contemporary Japan.
2. The Breakfast Club
Directed by: John Hughes
United States | R | 97 | Comedy, Drama | English
Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
1. Twin Peaks: The Return
Directed by: Mark Frost, David Lynch
United States | NA | 60 | Drama | English
Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.