An author tells the background of one of her novels to a young filmmaker. The love story of the novel and the passion between the two artists interwine in a magic realistic style.
“Benvenuta is a film whose photography really struck me.”
When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome.
The third in the 1980s series “Comédies et Proverbes” by Rohmer.
Iwate Prefecture, Ohasamacho. In the foothills of Mt. Hayachine, the kagura (devotional dance) offered to the mountain goddess by the mountain priests is still performed today nearly unchanged from mediaeval times.
“In Variety, Christine (Sandy McLeod) works in a porn theatre as a ticket-seller. The film is set in the world of the voyeur. But in this case, the traditional male role is reversed: Christine becomes obsessed with watching and following a male client.
“It begins with voices heard over black - the voice of an actor and a director, trying to find the right intonation for a short enigmatic phrase: ‘A ton âge, un chagrin, c’est vite passé’ - meaning, ‘At your age sorrows soon pass’, or maybe, ‘At your age misery doesn’t last’.
“Because I know that time is always time
And place is always and only place”
“Omdat ik weet: tijd is voortdurend tijd
En plaats altijd en alleen maar plaats ...”
“The cinema is the public seat of feelings in the 20th century. The organization is set up thusly: Even sad feelings have a happy outcome in the cinema. It is about finding comfort: In the 19th century the opera house was the home to feelings. An overwhelming majority of operas had a tragic end.
“Before being a short film, How Can I Love by Anne-Marie Miéville is cinema – and a personal kind of cinema at that. It goes straight to the essence, without frills, and (something quite rare for a first fiction film) without any self-protection.
« In memoriam small movies.
“Is it for singing always the same song that the nightingale is so admired?”
Robert Bresson, Notes on the Cinematographer1
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, Born in Flames presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.