Evgeniy Evtushenko – Detskiy sad AKA Kindergarten (1984) 

Film memoir of the Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko about his wartime childhood, when he alone reached the station of the Siberian winter, where he was waiting for relatives. The road was unusually long, cold, hungry and angry. Read More »

Satoshi Uemine – Sizuka no Umi AKA Sea of Tranquility (2004)

The film was made by the Japanese visual artist Satoshi Uemine, and DVD released in 2005. This silent, personal movie bears and reflects the traces of the re-encounter between the director and his girlfriend, who had been hospitalized because of her deteriorating mental condition. Almost all scenes were shot in Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. Although nothing dramatic happens here, Sizuka no Umi builds a series of beautiful images that are raw, honest, and passionate. Read More »

Raúl Cerezo & Fernando González Gómez – La pasajera AKA The Passenger (2021)

The occupants of a van transporting a wounded excursionist have to avoid sitting next to her during the trip. Read More »

Sierra Pettengill – Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022)

Synopsis
Welcome to Riotsville, a fictional town built by the US military. Using all archival footage, the film explores the militarization of the police and creates a counter-narrative to the nation’s reaction to the uprisings of the late ’60s. Read More »

Panah Panahi – Jaddeh Khaki AKA Hit the Road (2021)

A chaotic, tender family is on a road trip across a rugged landscape, but to where? In the back seat, dad has a broken leg, but is it really broken? Mom tries to laugh when she’s not holding back tears. The kid keeps exploding into choreographed car karaoke. All of them are fussing over the sick dog and getting on each others’ nerves. Only the mysterious older brother is quiet. Read More »

Abbas Kiarostami – Tadjrebeh AKA The Experience (1973) (HD)

Abbas Kiarostami wrote:
“In the total darkness, poetry is still there, and it is there for you.”

Quote:
Mamad, an orphaned teenager, works as a messenger boy in a photographic studio, where he also sleeps at night. He falls platonically in love with a girl from a wealthier class; one day, thinking he sees her smiling at him, he decides to go to her house and ask for a job as a servant, so that he can be closer to her. But he receives only a decisive refusal. Read More »

Olivia Block, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder – Untitled (2008)

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Untitled (2008), 16mm film performance; technical specifications: double 16mm film projection, electric humidifiers; glass, mixed media; original score by Olivia Block. A minimalist monochromatic film frame is projected through a glass pane fogged via a humidification system. Read More »