Various – Ten Minutes Older: The Cello [+ Extras] (2002)

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Synopsis:

Histoire d’eaux (Bernardo Bertolucci) – A whimsical, cross-cultural melding of east meets west romantic comedy presented in highly fractured (if unremarkable) ellipses that chronicle the couple’s chance encounter, marriage, extramarital temptation, and bizarre separation.

About Time 2 (Mike Figgis) – Multichannel split screening in the vein of Timecode, sometimes converging towards the encounter, other times intersecting temporal planes between childhood and adulthood, life and death. At each transection, the incompleteness of connection, the failure of intimacy, the painful awareness of intranscendable distance.

One Moment (Jirí Menzel) – Poetic, affectionate, lyrical, and elegy for actor Rudolf Hrusinsky composed of a wordless montage of slowed film footage spanning Hrusinsky’s entire career that embodies the human experience: toil, rest, education, romantic love, rejection, desire, aging, frailty. A recurring interstitial black screen with the words “ten minutes” becomes a constant reinforcement of transience, a career and life distilled to the precious few minutes of the film, a reflection of its brevity. Continue reading

Various – Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)

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Kaige Chen “100 Flowers Hidden Deep”
Víctor Erice “Lifeline”
Werner Herzog “Ten Thousand Years Older”
Jim Jarmusch “Int. Trailer Night”
Aki Kaurismäki “Dogs Have No Hell”
Spike Lee “We Wuz Robbed”
Wim Wenders “Twelve Miles to Trona”

Ten Minutes Older – The Trumpet (Germany/UK)
CANNES — The concept is both intriguing and simple. With the promise of complete creative freedom, a lineup of the world’s leading directors are given the same assignment: Make a film dealing with the theme of time in their own inimitable fashions, with the ego-curbing catch being that they have only 10 minutes with which to work.

While the results are predictably mixed, most manage to rise to the occasion, with Spike Lee, Spain’s Victor Erice and Chinese director Chen Kaige doing particularly impressive stuff. Continue reading

Various – Vlyublenniye v Kiev AKA Lovers in Kiev (2011)

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Three words. Just three words, and perhaps most important in the world have become the dumbest, even to say them disgusting. “I love you” – shit… They have been meaning nothing, but serve only a cover for, you know, all kind of dirty tricks. Well, how many chicks were fucked and left in the morning? How many apartments and estates were swindled under the guises of these three words. “I love you, honey. All night just thinking about you, darling. Yak, fuck! Actually, ‘I love you’ is the most common phrase people are lying with. And all of the songs about all of this, 95% exactly. As if there are no other themes to find, I don’t know… Always the same. I love you, I love you, I love youuu.

Lovers in Kiev – anthology of short films by analogy with the project “Paris, I Love You”, “New York, I love you. ” Almanac will consist of 8 meters short of young Ukrainian filmmakers. The authors intend to show Ukrainian capital through the eyes of romantic youngsters. Continue reading

Various – The Economics of Happiness (2011)

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Quote:
‘The Economics of Happiness’ features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance – and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.
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Various – Kino-nedelya 31-35 AKA Kino-Week 31-35 (1919)

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Kino-nedelya was directed by Dziga Vertov, Vladimir Gardin, Lev Kuleshov and others

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In 1918 Mikhail Koltstov, who headed the Moscow Film Committee’s newsreel section, hired Vertov as his assistant. Among Vertov’s colleagues was Lev Kuleshov, who was conducting his now legendary experiments in montage, as well as Edouard Tissé, Eisenstein’s future cameraman was Lev Kuleshov, who was conducting his now legendary experiments in montage, as well as Edouard Tissé, Eisenstein’s future cameraman. Vertov began to edit documentary footage and soon was appointed editor of
Kinonedelya, the first Soviet weekly newsreel
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