Tag Archives: 2000s

Samuel Alarcón – La Ciudad de los Signos AKA City of Signs (2009)

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In March 1980, César Alarcón traveled to Pompeii on an ambitious project: to collect ‘psychophonies’ – electronic voice phenomena – from Vesuvius’s great eruption that destroyed the city. After listening to all of his recordings, he finds that none contain sounds from the year 79 AD. However, one of the tapes caught a much more recent and peculiar bit of conversation that César had heard somewhere before. Read More »

Matt McCormick – The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal (2002)

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Graffiti removal: the act of removing tags and graffiti by painting over them. Subconscious art: a product of artistic merit that was created without conscious artistic intentions. It is no coincidence that funding for “anti-graffiti” campaigns often outweighs funding for the arts. Graffiti removal has subverted the common obstacles blocking creative expression and become one of the more intriguing and important art movements of our time. Emerging from the human psyche and showing characteristics of abstract expressionism, minimalism and Russian constructivism, graffiti removal has secured its place in the history of modern art while being created by artists who are unconscious of their artistic achievements. Read More »

David Comer – Ata Whenua: Fiordland on Film AKA Shadowland (2005)

One IMDb user wrote:
Showing nice photo’s or film of brilliant scenery’s and landscape is one thing. Turning it into the identity of an entire nation is another. In my opinion David Comer pulled it off! The combination of (maori) music, film, wildlife, treelife and seasons turns this into an eye-watering experience for everyone who goes into watching it. Especially when one does not know what to expect. Read More »

Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Operai, contadini AKA Workers, Peasants (2001)

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A peasant tradition of making homemade ricotta cheese on a wood-burning fire becomes an act of resistance in this unforgettable film. Amateur actors from the regional Buti theater, many of them ordinary laborers and farmers, recite or read passages from Elio Vittorini’s Marxist novella Women of Messina, their singularly musical voices ringing out as one in the verdant forest. The story, which Italo Calvino called a “choral narrative,” centers on a group of workers and peasants who rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the Second World War by rebuilding a destroyed village and forming a utopian community. Read More »

Ho-Cheung Pang – Yi sa bui lai AKA Isabella (2006)

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A Macao police officer’s bachelor life is interrupted by the daughter he never knew he fathered. Read More »

Penny Panayotopoulou – Dyskoloi apohairetismoi: O babas mou AKA Hard Goodbyes: My Father (2002)

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A little boy, 10 years old, refuses to accept the death of his father who was killed in a car accident. He continues to claim that his father is away on a business trip and awaits for his return. Until, watching the 1969 lunar landing on TV, when his father isn’t there to watch it with him, he finally accepts reality. Read More »

Lech Majewski – Blood of a Poet AKA Glass Lips (2007)

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This dialog-free film, originally presented as 33 short films, is an experimental, bizarre set of meditations and flashbacks of the grotesque. Read More »