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Ranjan recommends a melancholic experience for the week from Belgium

Cassandra is a 26-year-old flight attendant working at a low-cost airliner, consumed with grief from her mother’s death in an accident, drifting between situations involving blind dates, partying and doing her job with an efficiency that is monotonous and low-paying. Adele Exarchopoulos (of ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ fame) who plays the lead brings out the existential dilemma with a seasoned efficiency and a disarming charm.

ZERO FUCKS GIVEN (2021, Belgium) by debutantes Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre is an honest portrayal of a world consumed by melancholy amidst the seemingly randomness of its events, seeking a relevance that is elusive. Streaming on MUBI.

Ranjan Das is a Mumbai based filmmaker & faculty.

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