Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem The Phantom of Liberty. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right under their noses, this perverse, playfully absurd comedy of non sequiturs deftly compiles many [...]
Set on Hampstead Heath, the film involves an unidentified walker (eventually revealed as Derek Jarman) who is lured through the woods by the distant sound of a saxophone. He is drawn past inviting groups of men, a woman picnicking, a boy eating an apple. As he reaches the clearing, he finds the player. Alexis Bistikas [...]
“How shall I begin my story that has no beginning? My name is Esperanza, Esperanza Quintero. I am a miner’s wife. This is our home. The house is not ours. But the flowers… the flowers are ours. This is my village. When I was a child, it was called San Marcos. The Anglos changed the [...]
Land and Freedom (or Tierra y Libertad) is a 1995 film directed by Ken Loach and written by Jim Allen. The film narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, who decides to fight for the republican side in the Spanish Civil War. The film won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival…
Animated by by Halas and Batchelor Animal Farm was a made for TV film version of the 1945 George Orwell novel of the same name. The film tells the story of how the animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves. It was [...]
In 1967, at the Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, World History teacher Ron Jones was asked about the Holocaust by a student. “Could it happen here?”. According to the press release accompanying the latest retelling of the events that followed, “Jones came up with an unusual answer.
In 1987, in Berlin, six young idealistic anarchic activists leave a handcrafted bomb in a mansion. Only thirteen years later the bomb explodes, wounding two persons. The police force, under the command of the experienced inspector Manowsky
Das Leben der Anderen ist ein deutscher Spielfilm aus dem Jahr 2006. Mit seinem Langfilmdebüt gelang dem Filmregisseur Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck ein weltweiter Besuchererfolg. Er verfasste auch das Drehbuch. Das Drama stellt den Staatssicherheits-Apparat und die Kulturszene Ost-Berlins in den Mittelpunkt und setzt sich zudem allgemein mit der Geschichte der DDR auseinander. Es greift [...]
The father, the mother and their three kids live at the outskirts of a city. There is a tall fence surrounding the house. The kids have never been outside that fence. They are being educated, entertained, bored and exercised in the manner that their parents deem appropriate, without any inﬂuence from the outside world….
EN: The award-winning short film “Fallen Art” (2004) of the Polish director Tomasz Bagiński tells the story of an officer… with artistic concerns. His “art” is based on a perverse method of filmmaking and and consists in the theatrical release of photos which show the effects of violent falling of soldiers from a huge height. EL: Η βραβευμένη ταινία μικρού μήκους Fallen Art (2004) του Πολωνού δημιουργού Τomasz Bagiński παρουσιάζει την ιστορία ενός αξιωματικού με [...]