Films byTexts by 1986
Article NL
29.01.2020

Van 1970 tot 1986 verschenen in het dagblad Süddeutsche Zeitung wekelijks Frieda Grafe’s Filmtips, korte commentaren op het filmaanbod in München, vaak slechts één zin per film. Sabzian selecteerde en vertaalde acht Filmtips.

Conversation EN
2.06.2021

“The thing that writing teaches you, which is probably the thing I’ve discovered that I know best about, is the mastery of form. And each discipline is really an exercise in understanding what is allowable in the structure of that particular form. Screenplay writing has curves and you have to write for the curves of the story.”

FILM
Nagisa Ôshima, 1986, 92’

The wife of a British diplomat in Paris takes a chimpanzee as her lover.

 

Just tell me one thing frankly. Is this monkey really your lover?”

Peter in Max mon amour

 

Article FR EN
17.03.2021

It is Khleifi’s achievement to have embodied certain aspects of Palestinian women’s lives in film. He is careful to let the strengths of Farah and Sahar emerge slowly, even if at a pace that risks losing the film the larger audience it deserves. He deliberately disappoints the expectations engendered in us by the commercial film (plot, suspense, drama), in favor of a representational idiom more innovative and – because of its congruence with its anomalous and eccentric material – more authentic.

Article FR EN
17.03.2021

Khleifi a réussi à incorporer au cinéma certains aspects de la vie des femmes palestiniennes. Il prend soin de laisser les forces de Farah et Sahar émerger lentement, même si c’est à un rythme qui risque de perdre le grand public qu’il mérite. Il déçoit délibérément les attentes suscitées en nous par le film commercial (intrigue, suspense, drame), en faveur d’un langage de représentation plus innovant et, du fait de sa congruence avec son matériel irrégulier et excentrique, plus authentique.

Article NL
29.01.2020

Van 1970 tot 1986 verschenen in het dagblad Süddeutsche Zeitung wekelijks Frieda Grafe’s Filmtips, korte commentaren op het filmaanbod in München, vaak slechts één zin per film. Sabzian selecteerde en vertaalde acht Filmtips.

FILM
Lizzie Borden, 1986, 93’

Working Girls depicts a day in the life of several prostitutes working in an Upper East Side condo apartment. It's told largely through the eyes of Molly (Louise Smith), a lesbian woman with an Ivy League education.

FILM
The Sundial Carved with a Thousand Years of Notches – The Magino Village Story
Shinsuke Ogawa, 1986, 222’

“What Ogawa’s Sundial Carved by a Thousand Years of Notches (and the Yamagata Documentary Film Festival that it inspired) suggests is that new transnational networks must be built, no matter how unprofessional and utopian, in order to wrest at least some of the power away from the core o

FILM
Chantal Akerman, 1986, 96’

“Aanvankelijk zin om een komedie te maken. 

Een komedie over de liefde... en de handel. 

Burlesk; teder, waanzinnig. 

Vervolgens was één plaats het uitgangspunt van alles. 

Een plaats die ik goed ken omdat ik er verscheidene malen als verkoopster heb gewerkt.

FILM
The Sundial Carved with a Thousand Years of Notches – The Magino Village Story
Ogawa Productions, 1986, 222’

“The documentary we have been shooting for the last seven or eight years hopes to recreate the natural features – rice, earth, water – and recreate the stories sleeping in the hearts of the villagers.

FILM
Spike Lee, 1986, 84’

“It’s rare enough that black people are seen in films, but even when we are, it’s always in stereotypical roles of making people laugh, or as singers and dancers. [...] Even the top stars like Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor never get to have any love interest in their films.