1971-1980

Stephen Dwoskin – Behindert (1974)

given how he arrived in the world of film, Dwoskin is usually considered to be an experimental film-maker, which he, like any genuine artist, evidently is, but this attitude leads to a misunderstanding, and makes his films difficult to distribute, because his films are immediatly assumed (in a humdrum, unthinking world) to be primarly dominated by considerations of form rather than substance, and thus not only inaccessible to, but also uninterested in attracting, a broader audience
But Dwoskin words do not bear this out. As early as 1981, he explained how “Behindert was intended for a television audience and it was easier to get my message accross by showing myself directly on screen. My aim is to make films that work both in the cinema and on television”(…) Read More »

Stephen Dwoskin – Silent Cry (1977)

‘The Silent Cry is a fictionalised narrative film, based on documentary facts and extracts of one English girl’s memories and thoughts, all surrounded, and directed towards her particular dilemma. This dilemma can be summarized as her basic inability to have relationships, especially sustained relationships, and particularly with men. This is the total of her statement and the film. The construction and flow of the film follows the way she thinks – it is her point of view that is followed in the film. So all things are the way she remembers and dwells on them, and which are important to her.’ – S.D. Read More »

Santiago Álvarez – La guerra necesaria AKA The Necessary War (1980)

Alvarez’ longest documentary examination of the Cuban Revolution, this contains exceptional interviews with Fidel, Raúl, Almeida, Vilma, Haydee, Celia and Faustino Perez, among other key players in the Revolution. Read More »

Stephen Dwoskin – Dyn Amo (+ Memories of Dyn Amo) (1972)

IMDB
The film follows a series of striptease acts performed for an imaginary audience in a seedy club. This mesmerising and challenging film offers no hand to hold as we, the viewers, journey into its landscape of sexuality and personal confrontation. Read More »

Eduardo de Gregorio – La Mémoire Courte AKA Short Memory (1979)

Synopsis
In this thriller, a UNESCO translator stumbles across a group which is hiding and supporting Nazis and facilitating their travel around the world. She had been given an assignment to study the work of a writer who recently had died, and the conspiracy is revealed in materials he left behind. She comes upon a young man who is going through the writer’s papers, and she immediately assumes he must be one of the conspirators. However, he soon convinces her of his innocence in that regard, and the two together begin a search for the ringleader. Read More »

Stephen Dwoskin – Dirty (1971)

This is truly a one of a kind film, an erotic structuralist piece, in style reminescent to ken Jacobs Tom Tom the pipers son, so if you liked Tom Tom give this one a try!

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Dirty
DIRTY is the reincarnation of two girls, a bottle and one bed.
Their bodies, hands and face expressions reach out in a refilm
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Roberto Bodegas – Españolas en París AKA Spaniards in Paris (1971)

imdb says:
In the beginning of the 70s thousand of spaniards women immigrated to Paris to work as house maids. This is the story of some of them. Read More »