1981-1990

Delphine Seyrig – Sois belle et tais-toi AKA Be Pretty and Shut Up (1981)

Famous actresses talk about their role in the movie industry, and the demand to “be beautiful and shut up”. Read More »

Silvano Agosti – D’amore si vive (1984)

Sinossi:
Un’inchiesta sull’amore tramite delle interviste a una donna, un ragazzo, un transessuale, una prostituta e un travestito. Domande sull’amore, la tenerezza e la sensualità. Read More »

Dennis O’Rourke – Cannibal Tours (1988)

Quote:Cannibal Tours is a 1988 documentary film by Australian director and cinematographer Dennis O’Rourke. While it borrows heavily from ethnographic modes of representation, the film is a biting commentary on the nature of modernity. Read More »

Saulius Berzinis – Veliava is plytu AKA The Brick Flag (1988)

It’s a documentary about Soviet army private Arturas Sakalauskas who, having grown tired of constant humiliation, shot his fellow soldiers in a train carriage in February 1987. Even though the film traces the tragic event, the psychological portrait of the defendant is placed at the centre. By looking intently inside the young man, the director poses a question, what had actually happened that such a fatal, life-changing decision was made. Read More »

Mabel Cheung – Ba liang jin AKA Eight Taels of Gold (1989)

Quote:
Mabel Cheung may be one of the lesser known names of the early 80s Hong Kong New-Wave – directors such as Tsui Hark and Ann Hui gaining a greater attention worldwide – yet she has an indelible auteur’s stamp that ensure her greater works will stand the test of time. The subtle strokes which she paints works such as the sublime ‘An Autumn’s Tale’ are testament to the efficacy of her understated, yet consistently resonant style. ‘Eight Taels Of Gold’ is the opportunity to see the auteur behind the lens directing one of Hong Kong’s most beloved stars, Sammo Hung, as he participates in a rare non-action role. Read More »

Carlos Mayolo – Carne de tu carne (1983)

All Movie Guide:
Darting first in one direction and then in another like a school of erratic fish, this film starts out (in 1956) focusing briefly on a Colombian military dictatorship and political terrorism then brings in the bourgeois class as co-conspirators in the dictatorship and next enters the bizarre lifestyle of a wealthy family fighting over the last testament of a just-deceased matriarch. From there, the family members are shown to have quite an incestuous relationship, and eventually vampires come into the picture, as well as unbridled slaughter. By that time, the neglected, wounded plot is beyond resuscitation.
~ Eleanor Mannikka Read More »

Carlos Mayolo – La Mansión de Araucaima (1986)

A young model runs away from the set of a commercial spot she’s filming, and enter the mansion of Araucaima, where its dwellers indulge in strange rites.

Filled with symbolism, this metaphorical drama by Colombian director Carlos Mayolo is centered on an old mansion, isolated and ambiguous in its actual location. Revolving around the mansion is a static society made up of a pilot, landowner, priest, soldier, and other people representative of professions or occupations. Read More »