Paolo Sorrentino – Le conseguenze dell’amore AKA The Consequences of Love (2004)

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“In the style of director Paolo Sorrentino’s film, the plot will have to remain in the dark – it unfolds itself with such elegance that it would be a crime to give anything away. Even the genre remains a mystery for almost an hour – and then plays out with a brilliant flair for the unexpected.”
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Harpreet Dehal – Oceania (2008)

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What does a 17 year old know about film making? Watch and see.

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Two teenagers deal with their shattered family-life in a small California coastal town. Through a series of fragmented memories, one encounters sexuality and abuse, murder and suicide, truth and lies. Their lives so suddenly connect without anyone ever realizing the shared desire in their search for fulfillment. Written by Harpreet Dehal Continue reading

René Féret – Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart aka Mozart’s Sister (2010)

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Written, directed and produced by René Féret, MOZART’S SISTER is a re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart (played by Marie Féret, the director’s daughter), five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured performer, Nannerl has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe. Approaching marriageable age and now forbidden to play the violin or compose, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender. But a friendship with the son and daughter of Louis XV offers her ways to challenge the established sexual and social order. Continue reading

Ahmed Imamovic – Belvedere (2010)

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The film deals with the tragedy of the women survivors of the Srebrenica genocide, or rather, the consequences of the horrors they experienced – it is about women whose sole purpose in life is to locate the bones of their loved ones and give them a decent burial. Fifteen years later, they still want just one simple thing – the truth. As a contrast, the film deals with trivialities of modern living, obsessed with different reality shows… Written by Anonymous Continue reading

Oxide Pang Chun & Danny Pang – Jiang Gui AKA The Eye (2002)

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Highly atmospheric Japanese horror. The premise: a blind woman regains sight through surgery but sees in the mirror, not her own reflection, but that of the dead woman whose corneas she has inherited.

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“The Eye” is a thriller about a blind young violinist from Hong Kong whose sight is restored through surgery, but who can then can see a little too well, so that she observes the Grim Reaper leading the doomed in solemn procession to the other side, and shares the anguish of the donor of her eyes. What’s more, she’s thrown out of the blind orchestra, now that she can see. Continue reading

Tag Gallagher – The Third Man – Howard Hawks’ The Big Sky (2010)

The Third Man – Howard Hawks’ »The Big Sky«
Tag Gallagher’s 20-minutes fine video-essay from 2010 on Howard Hawks’ »The Big Sky«. It’s a slightly revised version of an essay which originally was made for the 2004-Kinowelt-DVD-edition of the movie. Its focus is character in Hawks’ movies. The essay mainly uses excerpts from »Big Sky«. There’s a voice-over by Gallagher and some additional clips from other films. No talking heads or studio settings, no additional documents inserted. Here’s a transcript (English) and detailed description (German) (based on the 2004-version) to give you an idea of what you may download. Continue reading