It has been observed, quite often, that there are very few good roles for Hollywood actresses of a certain age, and whether we take the fictional or real actresses, this observation holds.
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In Ma Ma, the lead character, Magda, finds out she has advanced stage breast cancer. Magda, played by Penélope Cruz, is surrounded by males as she goes through chemotherapy, recovery, and illness again, and we see how her ordeal affects them: her philandering ex-husband, Raúl, her new husband, Arturo, her son, Dani, and her doctor…
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A perfect brand collaboration. It’s like the The Deep End (2001) meets Only Lovers Left Alive (2014).
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Director Asghar Farhadi (Darbareye Elly, A Separation) subtly captures a certain fact about domestic life: even small moments and gestures contain large amounts of potential energy. A kindly way of taking a woman’s hand (which we don’t even see, only hear about), a stain on a dress, the repair of a toy, an email which…