‘Where Are You Going?’

In three contemporary films from Kazakhstan, Hungary, and Chile, awe is the antidote to savagery.

Ancestral Echoes

Jarred McAfee goes in search of his last name in Scotland: “In the end, perhaps the outside elements are what unite us. Perhaps what flows from without trumps what flows from within.”

Down a Deep Well

Indian bison are the largest bovine species on earth. They can weigh up to 3,000 pounds. So what happens when one falls into a well? Chris Watts sends this dispatch from Kodaikanal.

A Kind of Levitation

On a rainy night in Regua, a hilly town in northern Portugal, a photographer is summoned to the house of a wealthy Catholic family to take a final portrait of their deceased daughter, Angelica.

Visions of Portugal

On José Saramago’s late-in-life memoir of village life in Portugal: “When he was 83, Saramago released a memoir, which, like a missive from the grave, came into English translation in 2010, a year after he died.”

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