This remarkable compilation follows an exchange of video letters that took place between Shuji Terayama and Shuntaro Tanikawa in the months immediately preceding Terayama’s death. It can be thought of as a home video produced by two preeminent poets and inter-laid with highly abstract philosophizing, slightly aberrant behavior and occasionally flamboyant visuals.Read More »
1981-1990JapanPhilosophyShuji TerayamaShuntarô TanikawaVideo Art
2001-2010DramaPhilosophyPhilosophy on ScreenRichard LedesUSA
After two miscarriages and –in her own words– “losing” her husband, a Brazilian woman goes to Paris to see Jacques Lacan, reputedly “the most controversial psychoanalyst since Freud.”.Read More »
The story of the student who sells his shadow for money and power only to find that the shadow reappears at certain moments and brings disaster upon him, should be well known from the original and the first remake. Robison however, introduces some new twists and angles to the story which should not be told here.Read More »
The Cologne author Rolf-Dieter Brinkmann introduced American beat literature to Germany
“Brinkmanns Zorn” portraitiert einen Dichter, der alles auf einmal begehrt – Liebe, Tod, Pop, Hass, Kunst. Bedingungslos gleichzeitig und mit gnadenloser sprachlicher Wucht hat die Literaturikone Rolf Dieter Brinkmann auf jedes Alltagsdetail eingedroschen. Der Film begleitet ihn auf seinen medialen Streif- und sprachlichen Raubzügen durch die hassgeliebte Kölner Innenstadt. Den Original-Tonband- und Super8-Aufnahmen Brinkmanns hat Regisseur Harald Bergmann eine visuelle Welt hinzugefügt, die das sprachliche und soziale Universum Brinkmanns nachzeichnet.Read More »
2001-2010Dez VylenzDocumentaryPhilosophyPhilosophy on ScreenUnited Kingdom
ALAN MOORE -writer, artist and performer- is the world’s most critically acclaimed and widely admired creator of comic books and graphic novels.
In The Mindscape of Alan Moore we see a portrait of the artist as contemporary shaman, someone with the power to transform consciousness by means of manipulating language, symbols and images.
The film leads the audience through Moore’s world with the writer himself as guide, beginning with his childhood background, following the evolution of his career as he transformed the comics medium, through to his immersion in a magical worldview where science, spirituality and society are part of the same universe.Read More »
Corinna Belz2011-2020DocumentaryGermanyPhilosophyPhilosophy on Screen
This documentary explores the life and work of the Austrian novelist, playwright and political activist, Peter Handke. The director managed to meet and stay with Handke in his house in the country side near Paris. Director Corinna Belz also did a portrait on the artist Gerhard Richter.Read More »
Compline is a night devotion or prayer, the last of the canonical hours, the final act in a cycle. This film is also the last film I will be able to shoot in Kodachrome, a film stock I have shot since I was 10 years old. It is a loving duet with and a fond farewell to this noble emulsion.
–Nathaniel DorskyRead More »
2001-2010ArthouseBrazilCao GuimarãesPhilosophyPhilosophy on Screen
A film loosely inspired by the work Catatau, by Paulo Leminski. The poet imagined a historical hypothesis: “And if René Descartes had come to Brazil of Maurício de Nassau?”. Played by João Miguel, the character goes through the tropics, wild and contemporary, under the influence of hallucinogens, investigating issues of geometry and optics in front of a world utterly strange.Read More »
1971-1980ItalyPhilosophyPhilosophy on ScreenRoberto RosselliniTV
A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens.
It was filmed in Spain with French actors in the principal roles — including Socrates and his wife Xanthippe. These actors spoke French during the shooting and dubbed themselves afterward. It is therefore much more authentic than the Italian dubbing currently available, and reveals a far more intelligent Socrates.Read More »