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Carlos Alberto Prates Correia – Cabaret Mineiro (1980)

Focusing on the culture and beliefs of the people in the state of Minas Geraes in Brazil, this highly innovative drama by director Carlos Alberto Prates-Correia continuously blurs the line between fantasy and reality. At center stage is a man and his life, viewed from the perspective of his dreams, visions of the past, interpretations of the present, and a “real” world somewhere in-between. Cultural and social vignettes from life in Minas Geraes are interspersed throughout the film; the avant-garde approach of Prates-Correia contorts some of these vignettes into enigmas. Read More »

Gan Bi – Di qiu zui hou de ye wan AKA Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018)

Synopsis:
Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled many years ago.He begins a search for the woman he loved, and whom he has never been able to forget. Read More »

José Luis Torres Leiva – El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa AKA The Winds Know That I’m Coming Back Home (2016)

Quote:
Looking for extras and locations, a filmmaker settles on Chiloé, the second largest island off the coast of Chile. He does auditions, but mainly listens patiently to the stories of young and old people. As an outsider, he cautiously searches for the soul of the community and its underlying tensions. Read More »

Philippe Garrel – Un Ange Passe (1975)

Un Ange Passe is a portrait of Philippe Garrel’s father, Maurice. “I made it so it didn’t cost too much. I made it very quickly. It turned out to be a film that looked exactly like it costs — it was industrially just right. But it was also useful to do to show love to my father.” —Philippe Garrel Read More »

Roman Polanski – Gdy spadaja anioly AKA When Angels Fall (1959)

Quote:
A woman working in the municipal toilet recalls her youth. Colourful images of life in the countryside, first love, lancers intertwine with a gloomy image of reality. The film is the diploma work by Roman Polański. Read More »

Yoshishige Yoshida – Arashi ga oka aka Wuthering Heights (1988)

This erotic and violent story taken from Emily Bronte’s classic novel, and Georges Bataille’s analyzes, takes place in medieval Japan instead of 19th-century Yorkshire. Onimaru (Yasaku Matsuda) is an orphan boy taken in by a group of priests who worship the Mountain Of Fire and try to appease the gods of anger. He loves Kinu (Yuko Tanaka), the beautiful daughter of a local family. When she marries an heir to a rival family, his heart is broken. When she dies in childbirth, Onimaru loses what is left of his mind. Read More »

Raoul Ruiz – Nadie Dijo Nada aka Nobody Said Anything (1972)

“With this film I returned to the world of Tres tristes tigres, to some people, in this case writers, who live in their own reality and believe that it is, in fact, Chile.” Raul Ruiz Read More »