Short Film

Jaume Balagueró – Alicia (1994)

Balagueró’s third short.
“Alicia” is the metaphor of a woman losing her innocence. It won the Sitges (Catalonian International Film Festival) award for best short. Read More »

Sofia Coppola – Lick the Star (1998)

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Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut revisits adolescence through the eyes of four middle school girls obsessed with the novels of V.C. Andrews. The film explores the politics of teenage girls during a pivotal time in their lives through a plot against the school’s boys in a secret plan codenamed “Lick the Star”. Read More »

Jean Cocteau – Jean Cocteau s’adresse… à l’an 2000 (1962)

Synopsis
Dans la salle à manger de la villa Santo Sospir à Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Jean Cocteau s’adresse à la jeunesse de l’an 2000 en philosophant sur la sienne et celle de 1962, comparant les mentalités des différentes époques. La caméra se rapproche, puis Jean Cocteau, filmé en gros plan, évoque ce que représente pour lui la poésie. Il donne sa définition du poète, «un intermédiaire, un médium de cette force mystérieuse qui l’habite», avant d’aborder plus largement le rôle de l’artiste et la notion de «génie». Il commente son besoin de peindre, la nécessité de travailler de ses mains, ce qui permet à sa tête de se reposer et se ressourcer. Read More »

Haile Gerima – Child of Resistance (1973)

Synopsis
“Jump Cut” wrote:
In CHILD OF RESISTANCE (1972), the camera follows the central figure, a woman dressed in a robe, hands bound, being transported through a barroom into a jail cell, directly outside of which later appears a jury box filled with jurors. Linearity is rejected as space is treated poetically, following the coordinates of a propulsive social idea — the social imprisonment of black women. Read More »

Werner Herzog – How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck… (1976)

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Herzog examines the world championships for cattle auctioneers, his fascination with a language created by an economic system, and compares it to the lifestyle of the Amish, who live nearby. Read More »

Aleksandr Petrov – Korova aka The Cow (1989)

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Animated in the paint-on-glass technique, Korova represents another testimony to the creative genius of award winning russian cartoonist Aleksandr Petrov (Old Man and The Sea). Like many of his other works, Korova is inspired from russian literature, in this case a short story by A. Platonov. The setting is the russian countryside, next to a railway track, where a young boy’s remembrance of things past becomes sweet and elegiac. For me personally paint-on-glass animation is the first thing that comes to mind when i think of “moving art”. Read More »

Aleksandr Petrov – The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

The Old Man and the Sea is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film won many awards, including the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Work on the film took place in Montreal over a period of two and a half years and was funded by an assortment of Canadian, Russian and Japanese companies. French and English-language soundtracks to the film were released concurrently. It was the first animated film to be released in IMAX. Read More »