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Israeli war drama Foxtrot and twisted Swedish love story Border—the best films released in March 2019

Plus Richard Billingham's unflinching Ray & Liz

By Wendy Ide   March 2019


Foxtrot, Released 1st March

We instantly read tragedy in the face of the woman who opens a door at the start of this wily, artfully-styled film. The camera reveals what she sees: two young soldiers on her doorstep. It can only mean one thing: her soldier son has been killed. Throughout this elegant, three-act Israeli drama, director Samuel Maoz prefers to show rather than tell the story. It’s rich with symbolism—particularly effective is the isolated army outpost, in a disused shipping container, gradually sinking into the mud.…

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