Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Thirdworld (1998)

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“This film depicts landscapes, metaphorically and actuality, of the southern island called Panyi. It reflects the impression of the shooting time at the island for several days. The sounds are taken from different sources, but all were recorded while the subjects were not aware of the recording apparatus. Thus, this piece may be called a re-constructed documentary. The title is intended as a parody of the word that is being used by the West to describe Thailand or other “exotic” landscapes. This film is the voice from individuals who reside in such environment. The film is presented in crude and rugged quality, as it is a product from the uncivilized.”

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Leos Carax – Hymn to Merde (2009)

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A clip by Leos Carax, inspired by his film “Merde” (part of the feature film “Tokyo!’), with Denis Lavant singing in Merdogon. Read More »

Andrei Tarkovsky – Sculpting in Time (1989)

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This extraordinary book is not just about filmmaking, it’s about all art…about life, faith, inner exploration and the Russian soul. It contains exquisite poetry, mostly written by his father, Arseniy Tarkovsky, and detailed descriptions of the making of several of his films as well as photos of them that are eerie, mystical, and incredibly beautiful. Tarkovsky is the master of making us see the wonder of creation in the most mundane subjects. He brings us one step closer in our journey towards the light. From page 43: “The allotted function of art is not, as is often assumed, to put across ideas, to propagate thoughts, to serve as an example. The aim of art is to prepare a person for death, to plough and harrow his soul, rendering it capable of turning to good”. Read More »

Olivier Assayas – Irma Vep (1996)

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Quote:Maggie Cheung is a martial arts movie star from Hong Kong. She has just arrived in Paris to play the lead role in a TV-remake of the 1915 silent movie serial “Vampires” by Louis Feuillade, to be directed by René Vidal. Maggie is to reinterpret the part originally played by Musidora as a modern Irma Vep more in the style of Catwoman in Batman 2. Alone in Paris without a word of French, struggling to communicate in awkward English with people who speak it no better than she, Maggie muddles through the mists of jetlag and the ups and downs of daily life on the shoot, trying to figure out what people really want from her. link Read More »

Olivier Assayas – “Carlos” (2010)

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The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez

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A television production in format but not form, Olivier Assayas’ ambitious Carlos spans many years and many hours in recasting the life story of Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal. With a script that hews closely to the facts of the life of Illch Ramírez Sánchez (who adopted the “Jackal” moniker once he became a revolutionary), this action-oriented drama finds its talented director in territory that he recently explored with his similarly themed, but entirely fictional, works Boarding Gate and demonlover. Just as those two movies depicted espionage as a globalized phenomenon, Calros shows the international face of terrorism. Like those movies, this globe-trotting epic has as many scenes set in anonymous airports as in identifiable cities. Even more peculiarly, though, like those genre exercises, Carlos offers a kinky combination of sex and guns that, making this more titillating and exciting than standard biopic fare. Read More »

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Shinya Tsukamoto, Il-gon Song – Jeonju Digital Project 2005 (2005)

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Worldly Desires (43min)
A couple escapes their family to look for a spiritual tree in the jungle. When the night falls, a song comes from somewhere. It speaks about an innocent idea of love and happiness and conveys a sense of guiltless freedom when being hot by love. The film is a little simulation of manners and dedicated to the memories of filmmaking in the jungle during the year 2001-2005.
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David Lynch – The Lime Green Set – Mystery Disc (2008)

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DAVID LYNCH INTRO (04:46 min.)

WILD AT HEART DELETED SCENES (76 min.)

OUT YONDER:
– TEETH (13:28 min.)
– CHICKEN (17:10 min.)

RABBITS:
– New EPISODE 1 (14:52 min.)
– New EPISODE 2 (12:15 min.)
– SCOTT (06:27 min.) (= Rabbits Episode 6)
– NAOMI (07:02 min.) (= Rabbits Episode 7)

CAVELCADE:
– EARLY EXPERIMENTS 16MM (21:40 min.)
– ABSURD ENCOUNTER WITH FEAR (02:11 min.)
– FICTITIOUS ANACIN COMMERCIAL (01:06 min.)
– CANNES SHORT FILM “SCISSORS” (02:21 min.) (= Absurda)
– TWIN PEAKS FESTIVAL GREETING 2008 (04:21 min.)
– A REAL INDICATION VIDEOCLIP (05:36 min.)
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