Philippe Garrel. Legend. Icon. A true artist. And a fantastic person! He bestowed the Euro double cheek kiss upon me. Now I know what a knightood feels like. I've seen most of his films (his filmography is vast). Including very rarely screened films like "La Concentration", that I had the pleasure of seeing earlier this year at the Jean-Pierre Léaud retrospective, a film that he lent out to the Film Society of Lincoln Center for one showing only. So rare the subtitles were triggered live. Tonight I saw "L'enfant Secret" (which he introduced), attended the HBO Director's Dialogue with him, then saw the premiere of his latest film, "Lover for a Day" which I highly recommend seeing. I'm really looking forward to staying in touch with Mr. Garrel. What an artist, what a guy!
You can literally taste the pages of Cooking with Scorsese at our new series of food and film events. We’ve teamed up with @MUBI and acclaimed restaurant Hunan this Sunday for an one-off event, feat. 3 sizzling courses:
🍳 An exclusive journey inside Chef Peng's kitchen for a masterclass.
🍴 Eat from a surprise menu prepared by Hunan, famed for its "no menu" menu.
🎬 A special screening of Ang Lee's delectable "Eat Drink Man Woman".
🎟 Book via link in bio or visit scorsese.hatopress.net
Some people will compare Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015) with The Virgin Suicides because of its similarity in presenting 5 sisters who are imprisoned by conservative rules applied by the elders. Mustang took place in Turkey, but its universal story might reflect the same phenomenon of gender inequality in Asia or Africa or elsewhere.
The film represents a community where women's values are measured by the way they dress, virginity, and other moral standards determined by society. In short, women are object to fulfill men's desires. But, Mustang doesn't let us define feminism as a man-hating actions. We will see that conservative system is also perpetuated by women, and in some occasion we will find that men also help women to gain their freedom.
@mubi me invitó a formar parte de su comunidad y contagiar mi amor por el cine.
Almodóvar, siempre. @mubi invited me to spread my love for films.
I’m a fan of almodovar’s films.
Film Title 🎞📽: 「 city of pirates 」with a little remake of it. Everything seems to freeze in time like a picture, however, the sea was still swaying. ·
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The collaboration between Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst never disappoints us, does it? Marie Antoinette and The Bling Ring led me to The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999) -- yes, I always ignore the order, but who doesn't?
Personally, I think this film is a good entrance or a proper introduction to understand middle-class teenage lives in USA. As a girl in her late teens (who happened to be in the same age with the subjects of the film), some questions pop up in my head after having watched this film : How could someone in such young age decides to end their life easily? What made teenage girls unhappy the most? Why being locked up at home could be very depressing for them? (Dude, I'd gladly to pay for not coming to a party). Also, despite the fact that the film is based on a novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, why Coppola decided to use the perspective of the boys in the neighborhood when she, as the director had the power to change the point of view?
City of Pirates (Raúl Ruiz, 1984)
* After the film ended, I immediately replayed it from the beginning, that’s how absorbed I was by this feverish dream;
* The word surrealism is too generalised and reductive for categorising this film, baroque, refracted reality, virtual space, distorted nightmare, magical realism, all words seem to be inadequate to fully define Ruiz’s work;
* Like dreaming a Rivette and Buñuel film and wakes up to find I am the subject of another person’s dream instead;
* City of Pirates has two(?) tales of narrative with overlapping characters merged indiscernibly, there’s no pirates, and perhaps no city, but a maid in the run with a child murderer to a desolate island;
* Describing the “story” is almost relevant, it’s a kind of automatic writing, an experimental narrative unfoldment that brings the cinematic space to an unknown, unexplored territory, and by that Raúl Ruiz is the pirate himself;
* It features one of the best child performance I have ever seen, Melvil Poupaud, playing the mysterious child murderer, is ambivalently charming and adorable but could be diabolically deceiving at the same time, he’s the embodiment of Peter Pan and son of Satan;
* Colours are used explicitly in colour tinted seascapes and saturated lighting to create a distanced effect of a dream-like fantasy, like denouncing the banal reality of living with a poetic rhetoric.
* So many imagines that I cannot shake away from my head, they invades my mind and now I completely falls in love with the film, I cannot wait to explore more Ruiz’s works now.
(Posted in my blog: oncriterion.wordpress.com)
When it comes to talk about films on sisterhood or female friendship, I bet we are all familiar with Sisterhood of Traveling Pants (or maybe Gossip Girl TV Series, xoxo? 😋). It was one of my favorite films when I was in high school, as tagging along with the girls was the main reason I loved school. As time went by, I have watched plenty of fascinating films which then affected the way I see films. And now, I will share with you my choices on films about sisterhood which you should not miss.
Amazed by Maboroshi No Hikari and Nobody Knows, I have promised myself not to miss any of Hirokazu Koreeda's films. Included this one, Our Little Sister (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2015). I am not a big fan of those films that show us extreme ups and downs emotions, through the conventional one-major-dramatic-conflict-and-several-minor-conflicts-if-needed composition. Maybe that is the main reason why I adore Our Little Sister. I like films that express their emotions implicitly, deep yet calm. Especially when they disobey the properly structured stages rule.
Damiana Kryygi (2015) / 알레한드로 페르난데즈 모우잔
19세기 말 백인 정착민들에 의해 파라과이 정글에서 집단 학살된 Ache족 소녀 다미아나에 관한 다큐. 그녀는 인류학 연구라는 명분으로 강제로 끌려간 원주민 생존자 중 한명으로 14세에 결핵으로 사망한다. 후손들이 100 여년 후 박물관에 요청해서 유해와 관련 자료를 돌려받아 고향에 안장시키는 과정이 담겨있다. 그녀를 죽음에 이르게한 독일 학자의 경솔한 행동이 단지 과학적 호기심으로 용서받을 수 있을 지, 인간이 아니라 연구 목적을 위한 사물로 취급하지 않았는 지 생각해보게 한다. * 2017.9.28 MUBI special 'New Argentine Cinema' 스트리밍으로 감상
아티피셜 파라다이스 Artificial Paradises(2011)/ 율린 올라이졸라 Yulene Olaizola
마약으로 만들어진 '인공의 낙원'에 안주할 것인가 아니면 고통스럽지만 떨치고 탈출할 것인가? 톤다운된 베라크루즈의 해변이 우울하다. 율렌 올라이졸라 감독의 놀라운 감수성과 느린 리듬의 연출력을 보여준 장편 데뷔작. 멕시코 여배우 루이자 파르도와 비전문 배우 살로몬 헤르난데즈가 메인 캐릭터를 맡아 열연했다.
P.S. 칸영화제와 탈린영화제 경쟁작, 트라이베카 영화제 수상 * 2017.9.29 MUBI 스트리밍으로 감상