Frédérick Pelletier – L’air de rien (2006)

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Carl’s life is reduced to two things: receiving lows and, despite everything, persists in carrying out a “normal” existence.
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Oleg Kovalov – Sergei Eisenstein. Avtobiografiya AKA Sergei Eisenstein: Autobiography (1996)

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The great Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein, whose Potemkin, Alexander Nevsky, and Ivan the Terrible stand as masterpieces of world cinema, is the subject of this eccentric and puzzling production. Though based on memoirs Eisenstein wrote before his death in 1948, most of this film is barely a documentary at all, but rather a composite of images, many of which are fascinating and arresting. Eisenstein himself was known for startling and memorable images (perhaps the most famous of which is the shot of the baby carriage rolling down the steps in Potemkin), so memorializing him with clips from his own films interspersed with readings from his memoirs seems somewhat appropriate. But the voice-over in Russian (with English subtitles) is quite sparse, and at times the images onscreen, which include clips from Buster Keaton films and Hollywood musicals from the 1930s, are utterly mystifying.. –Robert J. McNamara Read More »

Maxime Giroux – Le rouge au sol (2006)

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A young man goes shopping with his mother after a tumultuous night out. The conversation taking place on route is filled with uncomfortable dialogue between two generations. Read More »

Paul Vecchiali – Albert Camus (1973)

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Portrait de l’écrivain Albert CAMUS à travers des témoignages de ses confrères, de ses familiers et de ses compagnons de résistance : Louis Guilloux, Jean Pelegri, Mouloud Mammeri, Edmond Charlot, Jacqueline Bernard, Jules Roy, Jean Daniel, Francis Jeanson, Suzanne Agnelli . La vie de l’auteur est retracée et les principaux thèmes de son oeuvre sont évoqués : la Méditerranée et l’amour de la nature, le divorce entre l’homme et le monde, la révolte contre l’oppression et la revendication de liberté. Lecture de réflexions de Camus sur l’art du comédien par Catherine Sellers, extraits répétition des “Justes” par Ludmilla Mikaël, Yves Fabrice, Niels Arestrup. Read More »

Jiri Holna – The photographer František Drtikol (2002)

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Photographer Frantisek Drtikol

The documentary film “The Photographer Frantisek Drtikol” by the director Jiri Holna (28 min, 2002) drawn from Drktikol’s diaries and private correspondence, includes the recollections of Drtikol’s daughter Ervina Bokova, as well as part of a short film by Drtikol from 1920.

“Man can never be lazy and indifferent to flashes of beauty:
he must collect them, keep them and treat them well,
because in a while they disappear as footprints in sand.”

This documentary is about world-famous Czech photographer, painter and philosopher Frantisek Drtikol (1883-1961). Read More »

Edward A. Blatt – Between Two Worlds (1944)

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Several people are killed in a London air raid. They each awake aboard a strange ship which will deliver each of them either to heaven or hell. Read More »

Jose Eduardo Belmonte – A Concepcao aka The Conception (2005)

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Alex, Lino and Liz, three sons of diplomats, live together in Brasilia enjoying the freedom inside an empty apartment with no parents, seemingly unaware of the world outside. Their lives change irrevocably when they meet ‘X’, a person with no name or past, who suggests taking the idea of living every day as it was the last one. For that to happen they form a new movement – THE CONCEPTION, having a revolutionary creed: Death to the ego, be a new character every day, lose your memories, abolish money, have excesses all the time. The world becomes a great theatre, the conceptualist is someone that makes up characters which last only 24 hours. Read More »