Short Film

Paul Verhoeven – De worstelaar AKA The Wrestler (1970)


Synopsis: A man fools around with the wife of a wrestler.
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Dave O’Brien – Sure Cures (1946)



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This is another of the Pete Smith Specialities, which was co-written and directed by Dave O’Brien, who plays the poor fool with the hiccoughs. He tries various “remedies” to “cure” himself (some of which Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition might have applauded) to no avail. It’s all great fun, for everyone but the poor twit. O’Brien frequently played a character not likely to be joining Mensa any time soon in these shorts. This runs on TCM as filler fairly often and virtually every March as part of the “31 Days of Oscar”. Most recommended. Read More »

Richard Kern – Face to Panty Ratio (2011)



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Face to Panty Ratio is a 3 minute short film by New York based photographer and cult director Richard Kern featuring close ups of girl’s faces and panties. Read More »

Oskar Fischinger – Short animation collection (1931 – 1955)

Various quality, some mpg, some avi. Recommended if you like Len Lye.

1930 Studie Nr. 6
1931 Studie Nr. 7
1931 Studie Nr. 9
1933 Kreise
1934 Muratti Greift Ein
1935 Komposition in Blau
1935 Muratti Privat
1941 American March
1943 Allegretto
1947 Motion Painting
1952 Muntz-Tvmercial
1955 Oklahoma Gaspany Read More »

Jan Peters – Aber der Sinn des Lebens (1990 – 1996)

Aber den Sinn des Lebens hab’ ich immer noch nicht rausgefunden / … but I Still Haven’t Figured Out the Meaning of Life (OmeU)

Every year on his birthday, Jan Peters filmed one reel of Super-8 material; later on he turned to video. In these few minutes of film he reveals something from and about himself. Maybe it is exhibitionism – the way he chatters on, until the blotches on the film indicate the end of the reel. Enthusiastic, sometimes tired, often doubtful, he, like everyone else, quarrels with what has come about from his own actions. On top of this, Peters, the filmmaker, blurs the individual of the same name with his dense texts and images to create something quite different: Jan Peters, the fictional character. Read More »

Jon Wang – From Its Mouth Came a River of High-End Residential Appliances (2018)

A drone’s-eye-view recording leads the audience through Hong Kong’s dragon gates, a series of gaps in high-rises that allow dragons to fly from the mountains to the sea while a character relates their relationship with geomancy, remote-selves and therianthropy (the mythical ability to shift shapes). Read More »

Sylvia Schedelbauer – Wishing Well (2018)


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A forest glade. A flickering. A cutting sound accompanies and dissects the simplicity of the image immediately, while the camera simultaneously moves backwards – we are distancing ourselves, entering into something new. The journey begins. A child on a path. It remains in the blackness, its hand, its face. The forest. Two universes encountering one another.
With a steady touch and a great sensitivity for movement and rhythm, for form and the fluidity of colours, Sylvia Schedelbauer tells of a search and a discovery. In the reverse motion of objects, time and memory are laid bare and speak of the beauty of the search and the uncovered treasure. Read More »