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  • n  a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow

  • Life, Angelopoulos says, is a pageant best seen from a distance, where we can discern its larger contours, its greater meaning, its unbearable and heroic poignance.
  • A love story where soulmates are rarely matched, Les Enfants expresses the holy ache of poignance.
  • Her farewell song ("I'm goin' back Where I can be me At the Bonjour Tristesse Brassiere Company") has an extra poignance because this was Holliday's final film.
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  • 'Israel: A Home Movie' leaves many questions unanswered
    There’s an inherent poignance to old 8mm-film footage of people and places long gone, a piecemeal history with meaning mostly to those who recognize the faces in the footage. Director Eliav Lilti and producer Arik Bernstein have taken that fact and spun it into a feature-length documentary about Israel...
    July 12, 2013 - New York Post

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