For Le genou d’Artemide, Jean-Marie Straub once again chose a dialogue by Cesare Pavese. And not just any dialogue, but one that tears open a painful, mystical abyss between love and the one left behind.
In the north of France, a family lives in the woods, supported by the eldest son’s logging, despite his frequent, violent epileptic fits. The arrival of a stranger to help the logging sets off tremors that dislocate the delicate balance of family relationships.
The faces of a hundred and fourteen famous Iranian actresses and French star Juliette Binoche as they watch a filmed adaptation of a tragic twelfth-century romance by Nezami Ganjavi in a movie theater.
Wendy is on her way to Alaska with her dog Lucy in the hope of finding work there, when her car breaks down in the small town in Oregon. She's broke and steals dog food for Lucy during the delay.
As a blend of ironic mockumentary and filmic essay, Paradise Recollected delves into the motives behind the making of home movies as well as the elements that characterise their visual content.
Lionel works as a RER (Paris suburban train) driver. He has been raising his daughter Joséphine, as a single parent, and now, she is a young woman. They live side by side, almost like a couple, refusing to commit in outside relationships and get involved with others’ problems.
“In effect, Ponyo bears witness to the intensification of Miyazaki’s vision in his late works by undermining the very concept of ‘a,’ let alone ‘the’ real world. It suggests that there is no such thing as an unquestionable, given, reality.
“Nightmares were useful for me even though the film was not at all based on those nightmares. Like many people, I have sometimes dreamt that I have killed.
“It began with a friend telling me about a man who had spent 20 years reading On The Origin Of Species by Darwin, which turned out to be a slight exaggeration. In reality S.
“If, in all ideology men and their circumstances appear upside-down as in a camera obscura, this phenomenon arises from their historical lifeprocess as the inversion of objects on the retina does from their physical life-process.”
“Hong is the king of number two: two men for a women (Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, 2000), two women for a man (Woman on the Beach, 2006), two chapters in a male-female relation (Turning Gate, 2002), two films in one (Tale of Cinema, 2005), two filmmak