Films byTexts by 1981
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981, 115’

Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer–prostitute, exults in her power as a tempter of men, but she wants more – money, property, and love.

A Visit to Ogawa Productions
Jun’ichirô Ôshige, 1981, 62’

“I did like what you said earlier. Our practices define ‘civilization’. When they disappear, they’re ‘culture’. These days, video is the civilization, while film is turning into culture.”

Claes Söderquist, 1981, 27’

“In Epitaph, landscape has partly taken the place of man. The film can be described as a psychodrama about loss and of the expanding toil of memory.

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, 1981, 50’

“The radio voice not only is a poetic sound (upon which the soundtrack plays enormously) but conveys a political truth: ‘politics is first and foremost a question of voice; radio is a question of voice,’ says the repairman, the man at the beach speaks against the din of the sea.