Tag Archives: 2000s

Amos Gitai – Plus tard AKA One Day You’ll Understand (2008)

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As the 1987 trial of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie unfolds on television, Victor Bastien (Hippolyte Girardot — Lady Chatterley) reviews old family documents and finds a distressing “Aryan declaration” authored by his late father, a discovery that throws Victor’s conception of his family’s history into darkness. His mother, Rivka (legendary actress Jeanne Moreau — Jules and Jim, Eva), keeps a stubborn silence about the past, while Tania (Dominique Blanc), his sister, defends their father’s declaration. At the same time, Victor’s wife (Emmanuelle Devos — Kings and Queen) and children grow concerned about his increasing distraction. Burning with the need to unearth the truth, Victor takes his family to the tiny village where Rivka’s parents were forced to hide during the war. Read More »

Peter Nestler – Verteidigung der Zeit (2007)

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Peter Nestler’s poetic documentary Verteidigung der Zeit is not only an hommage to Jean-Marie Straub’s and Danièle Huillet’s film Quei loro incontri (2005), but also to their access to cinema itself. In various encounters and conversations Nestler offers an insight into their life and work, including passages from Italian poet Cesare Pavese. Read More »

Olivier Assayas – Noise (2006)

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Abstract documentary account of the 2005 Festival Art Rock in Saint-Brieuc, France, featuring performances by Sonic Youth, Metric and others.

Performances by:
MIRROR/DASH (kim gordon – thurston moore)
JEANNE BALIBAR/RODOLPHE BURGER
METRIC
TEXT OF LIGHT (lee ranaldo – steve shelley)
AFEL BOCOUM
MARIE MODIANO
ALLA
WHITE TAHINA (joanna preiss – vincent epplay)
PASCAL RAMBERT
JIM O’ROURKE Read More »

Wai-keung Lau & Siu Fai Mak – Mou gaan dou II AKA Infernal Affairs 2 (2003)

IMDb wrote:
In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss. Read More »

Nan Triveni Achnas – Pasir Berbisik AKA Whispering Sands (2001)

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Berlian and her daughter Daya are on the run from political violence. They are forced to move inland from their seaside home to a desert of constantly shifting sands. Finally, Daya sees a vaguely familiar face from across the wasteland. Read More »

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani – Resurrezione aka Résurrection [Italian audio] (2001)

At the end of the XIX century in Russia, Prince Dimitri Necklivdov is called as a jury-man in a trial. The defendant is Katiuscia Maslova, accused of murdering a merchant in order to rob him. Dimitri recognizes Katiuscia: she was the girl he seduced many years before. Dimitri decides to save her.(imdb) Read More »

Deborah Stratman – Kings of the Sky (2004)

Synopsis
An experimental documentary about resistance, balance and fame, Kings of the Sky follows tightrope artist Adil Hoxur as he and his troupe tour China’s Taklamakan desert amongst the Uyghurs, a Turkic Muslim people seeking religious and political autonomy. The film gracefully hovers between travelogue, ethnographic visual poetry, and an advocacy video for preserving a traditional art form. Read More »