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‘I wondered if she knew I was waiting for her room.’
Adapted from a semi-autobiographical short story by the Canadian writer Mordecai Richler, the celebrated and Oscar®-nominated film The Street (1976) tells the story of a young boy experiencing his grandmother’s slow death while living in a cramped apartment in a Jewish section of Montreal. With a painted-on-glass animation style that evokes the haziness and shadows of childhood memories, the Canadian-American filmmaker Caroline Leaf lets events from two different years bleed into one another, creating a visually absorbing and deeply relatable film that brilliantly explores the conflicting and sometimes perplexing emotions that accompany the death of an elderly family member.
How the Hindu myth of Annapurna, goddess of food, connects sustenance with spirituality
Computing and artificial intelligence
Who, exactly, authored this AI-generated spin on Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo?
Gender and identity
LGBTQ+ retirees celebrate their hard-earned self-acceptance at a belated prom night
Peering into the eerie world of plankton reveals a variety of vital creatures
Biography and memoir
Meet the Liverbirds! The bittersweet tale of Liverpool’s all-female answer to the Beatles
When crushes become crushing – how to know if you’re in a ‘limerent episode’
Take in the sounds of silence via this unique performance of John Cage’s infamous piece
‘My people!’ A Trinidadian’s love letter to his island, just before its 1962 independence
A unique theatre performance explores what touch means in an age of lockdown