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= I am exploring =
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* the lyrical
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* the realistic (and at times surrealist)
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* and the intimate
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I have a different set of criteria of choosing films to watch this year.
 
I have a different set of criteria of choosing films to watch this year.
  
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''By turns lyrical and raw, realistic and intimate, feverish visions also reflect the inner state of the protagonist''
 
''By turns lyrical and raw, realistic and intimate, feverish visions also reflect the inner state of the protagonist''
  
I am exploring
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= Selections =
  
* the lyrical
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== intense, deliberate aesthetics ==
* the realistic (and at times surrealist)
 
* and the intimate
 
 
 
While watching the trailers, I find myself drawn to films with intense, deliberate aesthetics.
 
  
 
The films:
 
The films:
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* extreme close-ups
 
* extreme close-ups
 
* the protagonist in the center, almost otherworldly, iconographic
 
* the protagonist in the center, almost otherworldly, iconographic
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== animals (interesting coincidences) ==
  
 
Last year I was drawn to films set in remote places, esp. mountains. This year, a few films that I choose share that thread, but also the relationship with animals.
 
Last year I was drawn to films set in remote places, esp. mountains. This year, a few films that I choose share that thread, but also the relationship with animals.
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* taking care of animals + wanting to be animals as metaphor
 
* taking care of animals + wanting to be animals as metaphor
 
* commitment to the metaphor — living reality in imagination
 
* commitment to the metaphor — living reality in imagination
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== intimacy ==
  
 
I am paying attention to films with a strong portrayal of intimacy (emotional and otherwise). Other than some of the above mentioned, these films feature relationships: between humans, between one devout geographer and the environment.
 
I am paying attention to films with a strong portrayal of intimacy (emotional and otherwise). Other than some of the above mentioned, these films feature relationships: between humans, between one devout geographer and the environment.
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* Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos, dir. José Luis Torres Leiva
 
* Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos, dir. José Luis Torres Leiva
 
* Suzanne Daveau, dir. Luísa Homem
 
* Suzanne Daveau, dir. Luísa Homem
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== how to tell a story quietly ==
  
 
From the trailers I also recognized a certain slow pace that I use in my own film. I want to see these films to see how they tell a story quietly.
 
From the trailers I also recognized a certain slow pace that I use in my own film. I want to see these films to see how they tell a story quietly.
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* The Fever, dir. Maya Da-Rin
 
* The Fever, dir. Maya Da-Rin
  
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== habitat and home ==
  
 
There are two short programs focused on habitat and home, which relates to my grad film project.
 
There are two short programs focused on habitat and home, which relates to my grad film project.
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* Heartland (diaspora)  
 
* Heartland (diaspora)  
 
* Natural Habitat (home)
 
* Natural Habitat (home)
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== others ==
  
 
I also included some films that will probably show me something new.
 
I also included some films that will probably show me something new.

Revision as of 11:27, 23 January 2020

I am exploring

  • the lyrical
  • the realistic (and at times surrealist)
  • and the intimate

I have a different set of criteria of choosing films to watch this year.

The description for La Fortaleza says it well:

By turns lyrical and raw, realistic and intimate, feverish visions also reflect the inner state of the protagonist

Selections

intense, deliberate aesthetics

The films:

  • Vitalina Varela, dir. Pedro Costa
  • La Fortaleza, dir. Jorge Thielen Armand
  • Panquiaco, dir. Ana Elena Tejera
  • Jallikattu, dir. Lijo Jose Pellissery
  • This is not a burial, it's a resurrection, dir. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

They seem to share these qualities:

  • primal, shamanistic
  • extreme close-ups
  • the protagonist in the center, almost otherworldly, iconographic

animals (interesting coincidences)

Last year I was drawn to films set in remote places, esp. mountains. This year, a few films that I choose share that thread, but also the relationship with animals.

  • Kala azar, dir. Janis Rafa
  • Birds (Or How to Be One), dir. Babis Makridis
  • Cemetery, dir. Carlos Casas

They seem to share these qualities:

  • an unlikely story
  • taking care of animals + wanting to be animals as metaphor
  • commitment to the metaphor — living reality in imagination

intimacy

I am paying attention to films with a strong portrayal of intimacy (emotional and otherwise). Other than some of the above mentioned, these films feature relationships: between humans, between one devout geographer and the environment.

  • Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos, dir. José Luis Torres Leiva
  • Suzanne Daveau, dir. Luísa Homem

how to tell a story quietly

From the trailers I also recognized a certain slow pace that I use in my own film. I want to see these films to see how they tell a story quietly.

  • For the Time Being, dir. Salka Tiziana
  • Phases of Matter, dir. Deniz Tortum
  • Together Apart, dir. Qu Youjia

I am not quite sure how quiet this film will be. But I do recognize the trait of telling stories through the protagonist's own speech. (A story within a story. Or the film as a story that the protagonists tell AND live.) It's something I want to achieve in my film, so hopefully I can learn something from them.

  • The Fever, dir. Maya Da-Rin

habitat and home

There are two short programs focused on habitat and home, which relates to my grad film project.

  • Heartland (diaspora)
  • Natural Habitat (home)

others

I also included some films that will probably show me something new.

Short programs:

  • Circuit Bending
  • DINAMO (video art/experimental)
  • True Identity (I am going to a talk by an artist who made one of these films)

Feature:

  • Blanco en blanco, dir. Théo Court
  • Si yo fuera el invierno mismo, dir. Jazmín López
  • Nafi's Father, dir. Mamadou Dia
  • Desterro, dir. Maria Clara Escobar
  • The Science of Fictions, dir. Yosep Anggi Noen