Films byTexts by 1970
Barbara Loden, 1970, 102’

Marguerite Duras: I want to distribute Wanda, your wife, Barbara Loden’s film. I am not a distributor. I mean something else by this word. I mean to use all my energy to make certain that this movie reaches the French public. I believe I can.

A Day's Bread
Mani Kaul, 1970
Fri 30 Mar 2018, 13:00
KASKcinema, Ghent
PART OF Courtisane Festival 2018
A Day’s Bread
Mani Kaul, 1970, 110’

“In Mani Kaul’s first film, Uski Roti, every single image has been reduced to its minimal, single unity of meaning: a look, a movement of the hand, a curve of the neck, etc.”

Jean Harlez, 1970
Sat 10 Mar 2018, 19:00
Allee du Kaai, Brussels
Jean Harlez, 1970, 76’

When Jean Harlez lived in Brussels he was fascinated by an enormous construction site just down the Palace of Justice. A complete neighbourhood was demolished to make place for the plans of urban developers. What remained was a vast vacant space.

Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1970, 100’

“Simply put, we feel the fictive in reality and the reality of fiction simultaneously in Angelopoulos’s work, with this ‘tag’ note: while Angelopoulos often refers to Brecht and the need for an audience to think as well as feel in theater and cinema, we do not experience anything close to what co

Landscape After Battle
Andrzej Wajda, 1970
Wed 1 Nov 2017, 19:00
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Film is fundamentally the choice of a viewpoint in space, toward that space. Film is recording and therefore fundamentally contemporary (one cannot record that which is gone, the past). The spectator always watches contemporary images (even when they have aged, they remain contemporary through their model). This disposition sees to it that those who love films become ‘contemporary’ with every film.

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De bioscoop was zijn Amerika, de beelden volgden elkaar op als plechtige zevenmijlsstappen, of als het rennen van de honderd meter. Hij schoof van plek naar plek, van de ene naar de andere figuur. En steeds gebeurde dat in die ene juiste afstand. [...] Later begreep hij dat alles draaide rond een oxymoron: onbeweeglijk bewogen te worden.

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The underdeveloped country that does not have a strong or madly national art is to be pitied, because, without its art, it’s all the weaker (its brain can be colonized), and it’s here that the most dangerous extension of economic colonization can be found. In the specific case of cinema, I want to let my colleagues know that they should endure the criticism, the slander and the contempt without wavering, because I am absolutely convinced that Brazilian Cinema Novo is currently producing images and sounds that are what we can call modern cinema.