Tag Archives: Erika Blanc

Pino Tosini – La casa delle mele mature (1971) 

Marisa and Judy need mental help, but find themselves in a poorly managed clinic. While Marisa’s husband cares for her and helps her out, Judy’s brother cares more about his idea of family honour, and the protection of his investments in factories, leaving his sister alone – till suicide. Read More »

León Klimovsky – Una libélula para cada muerto AKA A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1974)

Quote:
A killer is cleaning up the streets of Milan by murdering those considered as deviant. An ornamental dragonfly, soaked in the blood of the victim, is left on each body.
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Jean Brismée – La Plus longue nuit du diable AKA The Devil’s Nightmare (1971)

Synopsis:
Six of seven tourists in a east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil. Is Satan willing to spare their souls? Read More »

Patrice Enard – Pourvoir (1981)

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He was part of the french underground from the late 60’s to begging 80’s. He was related to directors such as Philipe Bordier, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou, Marcel Hanoun, etc. His early stuff is quite political (maoïst), and then his cinema tends towards psychoanalysis.

Quote:
Patrice Enard’s ‘Pourvoir’ is a film mainly comprised of images of women in nature, his style is stark and repetitive, shots are angular, which both hide and reveal. There is though a visual poetry to his work – once the smoke dissipates, a sexual liberation emerges, with subtle flourishes in the staging and editing threaded together by Marxist and Freudian discourses.

Enard was as much an academic and critic as he was a filmmaker, his work is at times highly theoretical, emerging out of his interests in psychoanalysis. Pourvoir is his longest work. Read More »