In Talking Heads, Kieślowski interviews 40 different people ranging from a one-year-old to a one-hundred-year-old simply asking them three questions: “What year were you born?”, “Who are you?” and “What would you like?” Continue reading Krzysztof Kieslowski – Gadajace glowy AKA Talking Heads (1980) (HD)
This is some absolutely gorgeous animation. Not all of the shorts on here are top-notch, but nearly all are worth viewing – especially Reflector, a short which is easily worth the entire torrent all by itself. I put this collection up there with Blood Tea and Red String in terms of stop-motion quality, even if this guy appears to me much, much less well known. Some of the other shorts are just kind of weird (Virtavalta, I’m looking at you! Extremely short and literally just like a buff man busting into a house Kool-Aid-Man style) but even that one is charming in it’s own way and I think that a lot of people should watch it!
A lyrical requiem about horses, who have been forced out of the life of human beings by machines. Continue reading Zoltán Huszárik – Elégia (1965)
This short by Jacques Rivette is often cited as the first film of the French New Wave. It was
co-written by Claude Chabrol, Jean-Marie Straub was the assistant director and there are
cameos by François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Chabrol and Rivette himself. Starring
Virginie Vitry, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Jean-Claude Brialy.
Claire (Virginie Vitry) is a chic young Parisian woman married to a somewhat older husband,
Claude (Jean-Claude Brialy). As this 28-minute trifle opens, she leaves her husband playing
baroque music at the piano, telling him she is off to see her sister, Solange. In reality she
meets her lover, Jean (Jacques Doniol-Valcroze) at his apartment; after some idle chatter
and love-making he tells her a story of the shriveled heads that the Jivaro indians used to
give their lovers as tokens of affection but as she shivers in disgust, he gives her a mink
instead. How will they hide it from her husband though? An elaborate scheme involving
hiding it at a bus terminal where the husband himself will find it and bring it home is
concocted but alas the husband is wiser than they think… Continue reading Jacques Rivette – Le coup du berger aka Fool’s Mate (1956)
Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. Adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense. The National Film Board of Canada presents a stunning, stop-motion animated film that takes the viewer on an exhilarating existential journey. The film introduces groundbreaking visual techniques and is supported by a haunting and original score. Painstaking care and craftsmanship in form and detail bring to life a fully imagined, tactile world unlike any you have seen. Jungian thriller? Hitchcockian suspense? Artistic tour de force? The Night Train awaits you. (Written by courtesy of National Film Board of Canada) Continue reading Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski – Madame Tutli-Putli (2007)
Lynch’s short from Cannes 2007.
Continue reading David Lynch – Absurda (2007)
Lust: 12 sexy short brings to light a wide range of cutting-edge films from 8 different countries that takes a humoristic look at the search for pleasure. It’s a discovery of a wide range of low-budget film-making styles that strolls us through a frenetic world that begins with sex for some and ends in separations for others. These films portray experiences that dissolve into a blurry vision of love. Lust is an incomplete inventory – who could pretend otherwise !! – of the different strategies of attack and defense within the permanent struggle against loneliness. Lust shows us a world where although the rules are simple, the winner never adheres to them. (-Lowave) Continue reading Various – LUST: 12 SEXY SHORT [+Extras] (1998 – 2003)