Willem Dafoe

  • Lars von Trier – Antichrist (2009)

    2001-2010DenmarkDramaLars Von Trier

    A couple lose their young son when he falls out the window while they have sex in the other room. The mother’s grief consigns her to hospital, but her therapist husband brings her home intent on treating her depression himself. To confront her fears they go to stay at their remote cabin in the woods, “Eden”, where something untold happened the previous summer. Told in four chapters with a prologue and epilogue, the film details acts of lustful cruelty as the man and woman unfold the darker side of nature outside and within.Read More »

  • Vasilis Katsoupis – Inside (2023)

    2021-2030DramaThrillerVasilis Katsoupis

    A high-end art thief becomes trapped inside a luxury, high-tech penthouse in New York’s Times Square after his heist doesn’t go as planned. Locked inside with nothing but priceless works of art, he must use all his cunning and invention to survive.Read More »

  • Giulio Boato – Theatron Romeo Castellucci (2018)

    2011-2020DocumentaryFranceGiulio Boato

    Romeo Castellucci is a complex artist, one of the main characters of the contemporary theatre. In the last thirty years, Castellucci and his theatre company, the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, staged performances all over Europe and became one of the leaders of the avant-garde theatre.

    Theatron, the film by the multi-award-winning film-maker Giulio Boato, is an unprecedented portrait of Romeo Castellucci. Castellucci and his theatre company, the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, are key protagonists of avantgarde theatre. To a Vivaldi soundtrack, Theatron layers Romeo and Claudia Castellucci’s comments with the testimonies of dramaturgs, composers, choreographers, critics and actors (including Willem Dafoe) who have collaborated with the director. Between rehearsals and international tours, the film is a deep reflection not just on the performances, but also on the connection between the author and the representation of human nature.Read More »

  • James Benning & Burt Barr – O Panama (1985)

    1981-1990ExperimentalJames BenningShort FilmUSA

    Written and directed by Barr in collaboration with filmmaker James Benning, O Panama features Willem Dafoe as a man confined to his apartment on a winter day as he suffers through an illness.

    Only once did the artistic trajectories of James Benning and Burt Barr intersect, but that they did with a Bang!, as O PANAMA is a gem that makes both their oeuvres shine a bit more brightly. In someways, this visit with a deliriously ill man is closer to Barr’s work at the time, like THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR (1984) or THE DOGS (1989), both urban alienation cacophonies done in a very rigorous, reduced style (Barr is now remembered mainly for his minimalist video works showing e. g. an ice cube melting …); then again: O PANAMA shares many a concern with Benning’s early adventures in experimental narrative like HONEYLANE ROAD (1973), 8 1/2×11 (1974) or 11×14 (1977), making this into something like a coda of a development discarded.Read More »

  • Werner Herzog – My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

    2001-2010ArthouseDramaUSAWerner Herzog

    Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.Read More »

  • Abel Ferrara – Sportin’ Life (2020)

    2011-2020Abel FerraraDocumentaryExperimentalUSA

    Sportin’ Life is the sixth incarnation of the international art project Self, curated by Saint Laurent’s creative director, Anthony Vaccarello. This project is an artistic commentary on society while emphasizing the complexity of various individuals through the eyes of artists who evoke the Saint Laurent attitude of confidence, individuality and self-expression. The documentary is an exploration into the sources and personal history of creativity, the essential life of an artist. Raw and sharp, it has the feeling of a moment in time that is still happening. Abel Ferrara’s intimate and lush look at his own life, his world refracted through his art – music, filmmaking, his collaborators and inspirations such as Ferrara’s early works and his creative partnerships with Willem Dafoe, Joe Delia, Paul Hipp and the musicians who inspired this work.Read More »

  • Abel Ferrara – Tommaso (2019)

    Drama2011-2020Abel FerraraUSA

    Abel Ferrara’s first dramatic feature since 2014’s Pasolini reteams the filmmaker and his frequent lead Willem Dafoe, who delivers a career-best performance as the title character, an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film. Tommaso is easily Ferrara and Dafoe’s most personal and engrossing collaboration to date, a delicately surrealistic work of autofiction marked by the keen sensitivity of two consummate artists.Read More »

  • Abel Ferrara – Tommaso (2019) (HD)

    2011-2020Abel FerraraDramaUSA

    Playing opposite the director’s own wife and daughter, Willem Dafoe is a Ferrara-like American artist living in Rome in this improvised drama of doubt and disconnection, shot in self-reflective documentary style.Read More »

  • Theodoros Angelopoulos – Trilogia II: I skoni tou hronou AKA The Dust of Time (2008)

    2001-2010ArthouseDramaGreeceTheodoros Angelopoulos

    A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and claims the absoluteness of love. At the same time the film is a long journey into the vast history and the events of the last fifty years that left their mark on the 20th century. The characters in the film move as though in a dream. The dust of time confuses memories. A searches for them and experiences them in the present. (Written by Theo Angelopoulos)Read More »

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