Arild Andresen – Kompani Orheim (2012)

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Jarle Klepp gets a message that forces his mind back to something he’d rather forgotten – his childhood with his father in Stavanger. When “Orheim” was his surname. Read More »

Fei Xie – Ben ming nian AKA Black Snow (1990)

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A semi-literate who was deprived of schooling during the Cultural Revolution, Li Huiquan, is released from labor camp. But his attempts to make good are continually thwarted. His street stall selling clothes puts him on the fringe of the black market, and he soon gets lured back into his old neighbourhood gangs. His disenchanted comrades include a nightclub chanteuse as well as an escaped convict. (IMDb) Read More »

Hans Richter & Jean Cocteau – 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements (1957)

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A masterpiece of experimental film and a projection of the surrealist vision into cinema by its outstanding artists. Described by Richter as “part Freud, part Lewis Carroll,” it is a fairy tale for the subconscious based on the game of chess. This chess-sonata is played by a host of artists including Paul Bowles, Jean Cocteau, Julian Levy, Jacqueline Matisse, Jose Sert, Yves Tanguy, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and Alexander Calder. “What interested me is the poetry of images, the melody and rhythm of forms and colors” (Hans Richter). Read More »

Hans Richter – Inflation / Zweigroschenzauber / Rennsymphonie (1927 – 1929)

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Three shorts by Hans Richter.

Inflation, 1927 link
Zweigroschenzauber, 1929 link
Rennsymphonie, 1929 link Read More »

Hans Richter – Alles dreht sich, Alles bewegt sich / Rhythm 23 / Two pence magic (1923 – 1930)

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3 Films by Hans Richter.
ALLES DREHT SICH, ALLES BEWEGT SICH (1929) (00:03:25)
RHYTHM 23 (1923) (00:03:22)
TWO PENCE MAGIC (1930) (00:02:17) Read More »

Hans Richter – Filmstudie (1926)

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This is an early experimental short by Hans Richter. Read More »

Wim van der Linden – Rape (1966)

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“This beautiful example of far-fetched blasphemy accompanies a happy, ugly nun into the woods for her constitutional, replete with charming bird noises. Praying to and fondling a priapic mushroom, she is unaware of the evil rapist shadowing her. When the rape occurs, it is in long shot, hidden from view, under a huge tree. Articles of clothes and her cross sail through the air; the tree – entirely dominating the screen – sways rhythmically and repeatedly. A few minutes later it stops; then another tree, a few feet away, begins to sway in identical fashion. The rapist finally emerges, exhausted.”

Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art Read More »