Films byTexts by 2010
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Nicolas Philibert, 2010, 70’

Nénette is a French documentary film about a 40-year-old female orangutan living in the menagerie of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.

 

Conversation EN
19.05.2021

As the pioneer of female Tunisian filmmakers, Selma Baccar has first and foremost also answered back to men’s representations of women in her own films. From The Awakening (1966) to Fatma 75 (1975), The Dance of Fire (1995) to Flower of Oblivion (2006), the historical detail, contemporary relevance and concern with women in a much wider context have gained her the reputation of the “grande dame” of Tunisian cinema: a feminist activist. Selma Baccar: “As an activist for women’s rights, I have always felt that women are the cornerstone of society in general, and as a child of the age of protests in the 1960s I felt that I could be not only a spokesperson for the Tunisian woman but also an informer and critic of the contemporary atmosphere in Tunisia.”

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Kelly Reichardt, 2010, 104’

The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert.

 

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Jasper Rigole, 2010, 20’

Temps Mort is one of IICADOM’s (The International Institute for the Conservation, Archiving and Distribution of Other People’s Memories) categories used to designate the archival material collected from the end of the film stock, which content was the result from the amateur film maker’s need

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The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu
Andrei Ujică, 2010, 180’

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu by Andrei Ujică is a film made from archive footage showing the power of the Romanian dictator between 1965 and 1989. The filmmaker uses a process of transforming the original status of the images.

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The Ditch
Wang Bing, 2010, 112’

During the “Great Leap Forward” from 1958 to 1961, Mao’s Anti-Rightist Movement resulted in the “re-education through labour” of middle-class intellectuals and government officials that were declared to be “rightist.” Some three thousand political prisoners were arrested and sent to the Jiabi

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Sanaz Azari, 2010, 59’

“Azari’s gentle approach to the topic means that instead of forcing responses from her subjects, she often uses silence as a tool to elicit a deeper, thoughtful response.

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Hong Sang-soo, 2010, 115’

“In Hong Sang-soo’s work there is a constant trait, which is neither really stylistic (it’s not a matter of form), nor frankly thematic (it’s not a matter of content either), and which returns, like a butterfly – and even, as its course is erratic, like a moth, the ultimate uncatchable insect.

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Gerard-Jan Claes, Olivia Rochette, 2010, 48’

In Because We Are Visual Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes immerse themselves into the world of public video journals. The Internet and its online communities intend to bring people closer together and to connect them.