A lot of art house films focus more on the audio-visual experience, like Bi Gan’s Long day’s Journey into Night, which was one of my favorites of last year.Onderhond wrote: ↑February 24th, 2021, 6:16 amI know it sounds like a match made in heaven (and you're certainly not the first to tell me), but I've hadn't had much luck with it so far. Either these films are very conceptual (I have this one idea that is supposed to question the nature of cinema and I'm gonna lean on that for 30 minutes), or the aesthetic is very oldskool/technically amateurish (like Godard's contemporary films). ICM has been no real help so far since they either focus on older films or contemporary cinema that invokes oldskool aesthetics.Lonewolf2003 wrote: ↑February 24th, 2021, 12:08 am Knowing your taste and preferences and the importance of the audiovisual experience of a movie above plot/characters has for you, have you ever thought about venturing more into experimental/avant-garde movies? I'm absolutely not an expert on those, but there probably will be some interesting stuff for you there, I'm thinking mostly about ones that are about complete audiovisual immersion. Maybe some others better versed in experimental cinema can give you some good tips?
There also seems to be very little in the feature-length realm. But I'm sure I'm missing some true gems there, I just haven't found a way to them. I do have Umfeld in my Top 10, sadly that proved to be a dead end in terms of gateway project.
Malick is also very much like that, and if I remember, you can’t seem to stand his films, at least not Tree of Life, which I termed a symphonic poem.