France

Brigitte Cornand – Guy Debord, son art et son temps (1995)

Except for a few brief evocations of Debord’s “art” during the first ten minutes or so, most of this “antitelevisual” video consists of television clips illustrating the extreme degradation and delirium of the present society. It’s a powerful denunciation, but not so deft and subtle as Debord’s films, perhaps because it was made during the worsening stages of his final illness. Presumably intended as a parting shot at the society he detested, it was completed shortly before his death in November 1994 and shown January 9, 1995, on a French cable channel along with La Société du Spectacle and Réfutation de tous les jugements (whence the video copies that have since circulated). Read More »

Jean-Luc Godard – Adieu au langage (2014) (DVD)

The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog finds itself between them. The other is in one, the one is in the other and they are three. The former husband shatters everything. A second film begins: the same as the first, and yet not. From the human race we pass to metaphor. This ends in barking and a baby’s cries. Read More »

Luitz-Morat – La Cité foudroyée AKA The City Destroyed (1924)

A crazed scientist planning to rule the world decides to destroy the city of Paris with his lightning/ray gun. Read More »

Jean-Daniel Pollet – L’amour c’est gai, l’amour c’est triste aka Love Is Gay, Love Is Sad (1971)

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Leon is a tailor and he believes men are coming to see his trollop sister Marie to have their palms read. Then Arlette, a young provincial girl saved from suicide by Marie, comes to live in the apartment… Read More »

Serge Gainsbourg – Charlotte for Ever (1986)

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Stan, screeplay writer, had his time of glory in Hollywood. Today, alcoholic with a certain envy for suicide, his only link to life is his daughter, Charlotte. Read More »

Serge Gainsbourg – Stan the Flasher (1990)

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The story of Stan, a misunderstood poet, who makes a living teaching English to schoolchildren while writing a screenplay on the side. Read More »

Lasse Braun – Hotel Amour (1971)

Two ladies meet at a hotel room and get a visit from the staff.

Some information from Lasse Braun: The Official Website: Read More »