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Stephen Dwoskin – Dirty (1971)

This is truly a one of a kind film, an erotic structuralist piece, in style reminescent to ken Jacobs Tom Tom the pipers son, so if you liked Tom Tom give this one a try!

DIRTY is the reincarnation of two girls, a bottle and one bed.
Their bodies, hands and face expressions reach out in a refilm
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Stephen Dwoskin – The Sun and the Moon (2008)

A film that seeks a balance between feature, form and lighting essay, with autobiographical elements and echoes of the primeval fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. By the former Film Maker in Focus Stephen Dwoskin.

‘The Sun and the Moon, a film fairy tale, is about two women’s terrifying encounter with ‘Otherness’ in the form of a man, abject and monstrous, and for them to either to witness, accept or partake in his annihilation. All are caught in their own isolation and are fearful of the menace that has to be met. Read More »

Peter Greenaway – The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3: From Sark to the Finish (2004)

In the third film of the Tulse Luper Suitcases, Luper, writer, collector and archivist, continues his adventures as a professional prisoner during the later years of the Second World War and its aftermath, the Cold War. Luper is shipwrecked on the Paradise Island of Sark and spends three months in self-imposed imprisonment on an idyllic beach until betrayed to the Germans by the Contumelys, a trio of jealous sisters. Pursued by a bounty-hunting jailer, Luper escapes to Barcelona to support and protect the lesbian marriage between the widow Mathilda Figura, of one murdered jailer, and Madame Plens, the mistress of another. Read More »

Peter Greenaway – The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea (2004)

This second film in the Tulse Luper Suitcases series, deals with the life and times of Luper and his friends, lovers, jailers and enemies, during the Second World War, in three bizarre prisons, in a chateau at Vaux in Northern France, in a cinema in Strasbourg, and in a collaborationist household on the French coast at Dinard. Read More »

Peter Greenaway – The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story (2003)

This first film in the Tulse Luper Suitcases Series deals with the adventures of Tulse Luper and his great friend Martino Knockavelli, in three locations, in Newport South Wales, in Moab Utah and in Antwerp Belgium in the two decades before the Second World War. Read More »

Beatrice Gibson – The Tiger’s Mind (2012)

Synopsis: The Tiger’s Mind is a crime thriller set against the backdrop of a Brutalist villa. In it, six characters – Tiger, Mind, Tree, Wind, Circle and a girl called Amy (that respectively correspond to the set, music, sounds, special effects, director and narration) – battle one another for the control over the film, which explores the unfolding of their relationships. Read More »

Terence Davies – Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

The film, depicting life in working-class Liverpool from the 1940s into the 50s, is already a modern classic.

Now that Eileen, Maisie, and Tony are adults, their childhood memories – and in particular those associated with their father – are inconsistent. While Eileen clings to happier times, her siblings remember his brutal violent nature, which has been a major influence on their growth and development. This troubled family must deal with the day-to-day alongside their past. Terence Davies creates a loving portrait with this partly autobiographical tale (shot in two sections), and it was voted one of the greatest British films by Sight & Sound. Read More »