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¶ Which first time viewings last month made your Soul dance? - June 2020

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » July 1st, 2020, 5:35 am

Ѧine:

1. Empty Metal (Adam Khalil & Bayley Sweitzer, 2018)
2. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation (Barrie McLean, 1994)
3. The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets (Adam Khalil & Zack Khalil & Jackson Polys, 2018)
4. The Masked Monkeys (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy AKA OJOBOCA, 2016)
5. Sales images (Michel de Gagné & Michel Gélinas & Rémy Beausoleil, 1988)
6. Le message des Tibètains / The Message of the Tibetans [1ème partie: Le Bouddhisme & 2ème partie: Le Tantrisme] (Arnaud Desjardins, 1966)
7. Schwarze Sonne: Mythologische Hintergründe des Nationalsozialismus (Rüdiger Sünner, 1998)
8. Blanche (Marc Hurtado, 1995)
9. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Way of Life (Yukari Hayashi & Barrie McLean, 1994)
A. Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983)
B. 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle / 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (JLG, 1967)
C. Fantastic Fungi (Louie Schwartzberg, 2019)
D. Endless Tail (Zeljka Sukova, 2018)
E. 日日是好日 / Every Day A Good Day (Tatsushi Omori, 2018)
F. Un monsieur qui a mangé du taureau (Eugène Deslaw, 1935)
10. Yamanote Lightblast (Jürgen Reble, 2006)
11. 絞死刑 / Death by Hanging - Theatrical Trailer (Masao Adachi (allegedly), c.1968)
12. All You Can Eat Bouddha / All You Can Eat Buddha (Ian Lagarde, 2017)
13. Voyage d'une main / Voyage of a Hand (Raúl Ruiz, 1984)
14. Amor (Robert Beavers, 1980)

Honorable Mentions

ゲロリスト / Gerorisuto (Fukui, 1986/1990) ● Curious Alice (Design Center Incorporated (Washington, D.C.), 1968) ● INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls.] (Adam Khalil & Zack Khalil, 2016) ● Ein bewährter Partner (Jürgen Reble, 1993) ● Pyramide und Stonehenge / Germanen gegen Pharaonen (Anton Kutter, 1939) ● A Flea's Skin Would Be Too Big for You (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy AKA OJOBOCA, 2013) ● Chicago (Jürgen Reble, 1996) ● Tommaso (Abel Ferrara, 2019) ● Redoubt (Matthew Barney, 2019) ● Das Kreative Universum (Rüdiger Sünner, 2010) ● Geheimnis Tibet: Ein Filmdokument der Schäffer-Expedition 1938/39 / The Enigma of Tibet / Lhasa-Lo: Die verbotene Stadt (H.A. Lettow & Ernst Schäfer, 1943) ● Vertige (Barrie McLean, 1969) ● Speech/Acts: A Dialectical Comedy (Jacob Winston Achitoff, 2020) ● 哥 / Poem / Uta - Trailer (ca. 1972) ● Eigenheim (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy AKA OJOBOCA, 2012) ● Kontra K: Sonne (Shaho Casado, 2020) ● Awe Shocks (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy AKA OJOBOCA, 2011) ● 37-73 (Richard Myers, 1974) ● Inside Tibet (prod: Field Photographic Branch, Office of Strategic Services, 1943) ● Sweet Movie (Душан Макавејев/Dušan Makavejev, 1974) ● Le pompier des Folies Bergères (inconnu, 1930) ● Der Sieg des Glaubens (Leni Riefenstahl, 1933) ● Tibet, Land of Isolation (James A. FitzPatrick, 1934) ● Lamentation (Simon Moselsio, 1943) ● 200 Feet for March 31st / 60 metri per il 31 marzo (Massimo Bacigalupo, 1968) ● The Story of a Small Bug (David Lynch, 2020) ● 警察官 / Policeman / A Police Officer / Keisatsukan (内田吐夢/Tomu Uchida, 1933)

Online Media

Afterimage: EMPTY METAL ● Weather Report 6/6/20 ● Alan Moore [by Keith Rodway] ● Lyrebird: The Best Songbird Ever! ● A walk with Rifle gone bad [by Damon Packard] ● Walking Rifle Adventures (part two) [by Damon Packard] ● Two Easily Remembered Questions That Silence Negative Thoughts | Anthony Metivier | TEDxDocklands ● Why Public Schools and the Mainstream Media Dumb Us Down ● What Is David Working on Today? 6/9/20 ● Do We Live in a Sick Society? ● Inside Tibet: An American Girl's New Life in Tibet

special shoutouts

Franciscan Sketches (Justin Kelly, 2020) ● News & Stories (Alexander Kluge): "Rüdiger Sünner" ● The Joe Rogan Experience [#1035: Paul Stamets; #1385: Paul Stamets; #1073: Steven Pinker; #1133: Dennis McKenna] ● [YT channel "DAVID LYNCH THEATER"] ● [YT channel "What I've Learned"] ● Rick & Morty ● magick ● remetch en Kermet

Honorable Mentions - most fruitful rewatches

Invocation of My Demon Brother (Kenneth Anger, 1969) 3 > 5 ● The Right Side of My Brain (Richard Kern, 1985) 7+

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Post by prodigalgodson » July 1st, 2020, 8:18 am

:cheers:

Almayer's Folly (Chantal Akerman, 2011)
Homo Sapiens (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2016)
Rikyu (Teshigahara Hiroshi, 1989)
Manila in the Claws of Light (Lino Brocka, 1975)
Mekong Hotel (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2012)
Postcards (Mark Rappaport, 1990)
The United States of America (James Benning and Bette Gordon, 1975)
D'Est (Chantal Akerman, 1993)
Local Color (Mark Rappaport, 1977)
Conversation Piece (Luchino Visconti, 1974)
Urban Rashomon (Khalik Allah, 2013)
From the Journals of Jean Seberg (Mark Rappaport, 1995)
Casual Relations (Mark Rappaport, 1974)
Cactus River (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2012)
I, Dalio (Mark Rappaport, 2015)
The Round-Up (Miklos Jancso, 1966)
Our Time (Carlos Reygadas, 2018)
Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946)
Debra Paget, for Example (Mark Rappaport, 2016)
The Circle Closes (Mark Rappaport, 2015)

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Post by clemmetarey » July 1st, 2020, 9:53 am

@prodicalson: I saw D'Est last month. Although I prefer Akerman when she makes feature films, I like the way she make documentary. I like that she isn't trying to film situations out of the ordinary, but on the contrary really give us a glimpse of what regular life looked like from the outside. She even manage to make us see details we would have missed otherwise.

Out of 16 features, 1 animation, and 6 rewatches, I have 4 new favorites, which is probably the best ratio I've had in a month for a long time.

November (2017) 9/10
Tales From the Gimli Hospital (1988) 8/10
Sei donne per l'assassino (1964) 8/10
Dr Plonk (2007) 8/10

Honorable mentions:
The Point (1971) 7/10
Les parents terribles (1948) 7/10
Les cousins (1959) 7/10

My 6 rewatches were the 6 films of Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs cycle. I don't rewatch films as much as I should so it was a great experience to rediscover these films. The first three films were discussed with AdamH, Chris (St. Gloede) and Tobias. You can check out the thread here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4946&view=unread#unread

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Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3GhRXnb6OzOnfae2Uvkvus
Sounder - https://talkingimages.sounder.fm/show/talking-images

Second part is recorded and will be release in a week or two. :)

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Post by St. Gloede » July 1st, 2020, 9:57 am

This was a shockingly viewing heavy month, with 68 first-time viewings and 12 rewarches:

9/10
Om det oändliga / About Endlessness (2019, Roy Andersson)
8.5/10
La bocca del lupo / The Mouth of the Wolf (2009, Pietro Marcello)
Shijie / The World (2004, Zhangke Jia)
El exilio de Gardel: Tangos / Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985, Fernando E. Solanas)
8/10
Xiao Bi de gu shi / Growing Up (1983, Kun Hao Chen)
Jahrgang '45 (1966, Jürgen Böttcher)
Once More (1988, Paul Vecchiali)
At Sea (2007, Peter B. Hutton)
El lugar sin límites / Hell Without Limits (1978, Arturo Ripstein)
Karla (1965, Herrmann Zschoche)
Otets Sergiy (1918, Yakov Protazanov, & Alexandre Volkoff)
Se, jie / Lust, Caution (2007, Ang Lee)
Il passaggio della linea (2007, Pietro Marcello)
Dr Plonk (2007, Rolf De Heer)
Bella e perduta / Lost and Beautiful (2015, Pietro Marcello)
Coco avant Chanel / Coco Before Chanel (2009, Anne Fontaine)


Rewatches:
A Good Marriage - 5 --> 8.5
Pauline at the Beach - 7 --> 8.5
Full Moon in Paris - 8.5 --> 9
The Green Ray - 6 --> 9
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend - 8 --> 8.5
Lancelot du Lac - 5 --> 9
Pickpocket - 6 --> 8.5
A Man Escaped - 7.5 --> 9.5
L'Argent - 6 --> 9.5
Call of Cthulhlu - 9.5 --> 8
Brand Upon the Brain - 10 --> 10
The Trial of Jean of Arc - 6 --> 8

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Post by OldAle1 » July 1st, 2020, 12:34 pm

Not a huge month numbers-wise, in fact considerably smaller than the last couple, with just 61 first-time viewings (and that includes a fair number of shorts). Dunno why, couldn't really concentrate that much this past month - until the last 10 days or so when I watched most of the films I'm listing. Turned out to be a really great month after all with the best film I've seen in maybe a couple of years -

FOR ALL TIME
1. Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins, 1974)
2. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
3. Le fantôme de la liberté / The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel, 1974)

EXCELLENT FOR ANY YEAR

4. Un homme qui dort / The Man Who Sleeps (Bernard Queysanne, 1974)
5. Xiao shi da kan / Honey PuPu (Hung-i Chen, 2011)
6. Angst essen Seele auf / Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974)
7. Dong fu ren / The Arch (Shu Shuen Tong, 1968)
8. Your Studio and You (Trey Parker, 1995) (short)
9. Path of Cessation (Robert E. Fulton, 1974)
10. Wolkenschatten (Anja Dornieden/Juan David Gonzalez Monfroy, 2014) (short)

SPECIAL MENTION

Nomads (John McTiernan, 1986) - not a great film maybe, but one of the more audacious and strange directorial debuts ever for someone who would immediately go on to become an utterly mainstream (though excellent) action director. More people need to see this and as it carries only a 5.4 IMDb rating, it's one of my top recs for the low rating challenge, if you want to see something that's a little outside of the run-of-the-mill schlock anyway.

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » July 1st, 2020, 12:50 pm

1. Night Moves (1975, Arthur Penn)
2. The Long Goodbye (1973, Robert Altman)
3. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Eliza Hittman)
4. Môsô dairinin / Paranoia Agent (2004 mini-series, Satoshi Kon)
5. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu / Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, Celine Sciamma)
6. The King of Kong (2007 documentary, Seth Gordon)
7. Rocky (1976, John G. Avildsen)
8. Mystery Train (1989, Jim Jarmusch)
9. Broken Arrow (1950, Delmer Daves)
10. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019, Marielle Heller)
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Post by Onderhond » July 1st, 2020, 1:03 pm

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01. 4.0* - Wonogawa by Hiroki Yamaguchi (2014)
Yamaguchi's Wonogawa feels like the Hellevator sequel I never knew I needed. A low-budget, ultra creative mix of dystopian sci-fi and light fantasy elements that comes with its own unique lore. While a film like this is tough to make on a shoestring budget, Yamaguchi gives it his all and ends up with a pretty nifty and satisfying film.


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02. 4.0* - Weathering with You [Tenki no Ko] by Makoto Shinkai (2019)
A little lighter on fantasy compared to Your Name, which isn't that bad really. The animation is stunning, the music (i.e. the J-Pop) an acquired taste and the budding romance pretty much expected. Weathering with You is another great Shinkai film, not his best work but fans won't be disappointed.

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Post by pitchorneirda » July 1st, 2020, 1:04 pm

7/10 or higher this month (8/10 or higher in bold), by chronological order of watching:

1. Punishment Park (1971, Peter Watkins)
2. Dogman (2018, Matteo Garrone)
3. Taste of Cement (2017, Ziad Kalthoum)
4. Ratcatcher (1999, Lynne Ramsay)
5. Sullivan's Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)
6. C'eravamo tanto amati (1974, Ettore Scola)
7. The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
8. Primate (1974, Frederick Wiseman)
9. Gavaznha (1974, Masud Kimiai)
10. Alice in den Stâdten (1974, Wim Wenders)
11. Ankur (1974, Shyam Benegal)
12. The Grand Bizarre (2018, Jodie Mack)
13. Naseem (1995, Saeed Akhtar Mirza)
14. Les hautes solitudes (1974, Philippe Garrel)
15. Makimono (1974, Werner Nekes)
16. Canción sin nombre (2019, Melina León)



Honorable mentions (6+) : La tortue rouge (2016, Michael Dudok de Wit), Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki (1960, Mikio Naruse)

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Post by Traveller » July 1st, 2020, 3:19 pm

Seen a lot of enjoyable films this month; these were the ones standing out. Dekalog (1989) is a new favorite.

Dekalog (1989)
Heimat (1984)
Valley of the Bees (1968)
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Hamlet (1964)
Finis terrae (1929)
Bandits of Orgosolo (1961)
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Post by blocho » July 1st, 2020, 5:37 pm

I saw 22 movies in May.

The Best
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Malcolm X
La Ceremonie
Dont Look Back
Knives Out (rewatch)

The Worst
War Horse
Children of Paradise

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Post by peeptoad » July 1st, 2020, 6:12 pm

new favorites-

Jiao you (2013) Stray Dogs 9
The Connection (1961) 9
City of Hope (1991) 9
Marketa Lazarová (1967) 9
Kong bu fen zi (1986) The Terrorizers 8+
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HMs-
Rapture (1965) 8
Le Trou (1960) 8
et mourir de plaisir (1960) Blood and Roses 8
If.... (1968) 8
Lady in a Cage (1964) 8
Mouchette (1967) 8
Dog Star Man (1964) 8

best rewatch: Blowup (1966) 10

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » July 1st, 2020, 7:21 pm

My favs ftv's for June:
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1. My Dinner with Andre (Louis Malle, 1981) :: 8.0
2. Yau doh lung fu bong [Throw Down (Johnnie To, 2004) :: 8.0
3. Milou en mai (Louis Malle, 1990) :: 8.0

HMs:
Kuai can che [Wheels on Meals] (Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, 1984) :: 7.8
Ren zhe wu di [Five Elements Ninjas] (Cheh Chang, 1982) :: 7.8
Shen da [The Spiritual Boxer] (Chia-Liang Liu, 1975) :: 7.8
Ying xiong wu lei [Heroes Shed No Tears] (John Woo, 1986) :: 7.8
Zhong guo chao ren [The Super Inframan] (Shan Hua, 1975) :: 7.8

Best rewatch: La dolce vita (Federico Fellini, 1960) :: 7.5 > 8.8

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Post by OldAle1 » July 1st, 2020, 11:31 pm

Man I really need to see Inframan again.

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Post by Lakigigar » July 2nd, 2020, 12:39 am

Revenge (2017) - 9/10
Black Panther (2018) - 7/10
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - 8/10
Utøya 22. juli (2018) - 10/10
Mandy (2018) - 9/10
Booksmart (2019) - 7/10
Skate Kitchen (2018) - 8/10

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 2nd, 2020, 12:42 pm

These were my June highlights (arranged chronologically, with stand-outs in red):

'El Despojo' / 1960, Antonio Reynoso
'Cash on Demand' / 1961, Quentin Lawrence
'Izlog' / 'Shop Window' / 1962, Vefik Hadžismajlović
'Kišobran' / 'Umbrella' / 1962, Pjer Majhrovski
'Bahurani' / 'Daughter-in-Law' / 1963, T. Prakash Rao
'Tifusari' / 'Typhoid Sufferers' / 1963, Vatroslav Mimica
'Muzikinis kaleidoskopas' / 1965, Henrikas Šablevičius
'Posledniy mesyats oseni' / 'Last Month of Autumn' / 1965, Vadim Derbenyov
'Mala svetlost' / 'Little Light' / 1966, Vlatko Gilić, Predrag Golubović
'Igra ljubavi' / 'The Game of Love' / 1967, Vladimir Momčilović
'Tsiskris zarebi' / 'Morning Bells' / 1967, Guguli Mgeladze
'Monangambée' / 1968, Sarah Maldoror
'Bir cənub şəhərində' / 'In A Southern City' / 1969, Eldar Kuliyev
'Čvor' / 'Junction' / 1969, Krsto Papić
'Iš senųjų laikų' / 1969, Rimtautas Šilinis
'Mnasidika' / 1969, Michael Findlay, Roberta Findlay
'Chôfuku-ki' / 1974, Shûji Terayama
'Craiova văzută din car' / 1974, Titus Mesaroș
'Dom dlya Serafima' / 1974, Yacob Burgiu
'Isolation' / 1974, Abbott Meader
'Memories Within Miss Aggie' / 1974, Gerard Damiano
'Teremos Infância' / 1974, Aloysio Raulino

:cheers:
That's all, folks!

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Post by viktor-vaudevillain » July 4th, 2020, 10:51 am

Best of the month:

1. La folie Almayer / Almayer's Folly (Chantal Akerman, 2011)
2. Nostos: Il Ritorno / Nostos: The Return (Franco Piavoli, 1989)
3. Path of Cessation (Robert E. Fulton, 1974)
4. Bam gua nat / Night and Day (Hong Sang-Soo, 2008)
5. Ce vieux rêve qui bouge / That Old Dream That Moves (Alain Guiraudie, 2001)
6. Sud / South (Chantal Akerman, 1999)
7. I-94 (Bette Gordon & James Benning, 1977)
8. Grim (Takashi Ito, 1985)
9. Canyon Passage (Jacques Tourneur, 1946)
10. Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonnello, 2019)*
11. The Case of the Grinning Cat (Chris Marker, 2004)
12. Labour of Love (Aditya Vikram Sengupta, 2014)
13. Pelourinho, They Don’t Really Care About Us (Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2019)
14. Ma nuit chez Maud / My Night at Maud's (Éric Rohmer, 1969)
15. Fainting Spells (Sky Hopinka, 2018)

HM's: Comfort Stations (OJOBOCA, 2018), Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You. (Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2019), Nitrate Kisses (Barbara Hammer, 1994), But I’m a Cheerleader (Jamie Babbit, 1999)

Hey PdA,
Very Tibetan month for you, groovy.
I'm really interested in Empty Metal - how/where did you watch it? (Same applies to some of the other Khalil films for that matter)
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle - 8 good stuff
Voyage d'une main - 5+
Invocation of My Demon Brother - seen it, don't remember much. Such revisit many of Anger's films actually.
Interested in many of your other viewings this month as well.
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Post by pitchorneirda » July 4th, 2020, 2:22 pm

Path of Cessation has been mentioned a lot lately probably thanks to the 1974 poll but I can't find it anywhere. Any clue? Much appreciated!

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Post by prodigalgodson » July 4th, 2020, 6:28 pm

http://www.ref3films.com/path-of-cessation.html

Unfortunately it has a big ole block of writing across the bottom.

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Post by matthewscott8 » July 4th, 2020, 10:58 pm

It was another "falling in love with the cinema again" lockdown month. After watching Antigone, I read that Jean-Marie Straub's first, second, and third favourite film was Monsieur Verdoux, I decided to investigate, and found that an altogether unsurprising result. George Lucas should eat his heart out as here is a presentation of the light and dark side of the force that is far less trite. Having been inspired by an incomplete viewing of The Tree of Life some years ago, I watched the whole thing in an awestruck state. And so this month, I actually have 2 new films in my all time top 10, which is astonishing to me as nothing has broken in before since 2017.

The Tree of Life (2011 - Terrence Malick) #2 all time
Monsieur Verdoux (1947 - Charles Chaplin) #4 all time
Sedmikrásky / Daisies (1966 - Vera Chytilová)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018 - Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman)
Zama (2017 - Lucrecia Martel)
Die Antigone des Sophokles nach der Hölderlinschen Übertragung für die Bühne bearbeitet von Brecht 1948 (Suhrkamp Verlag) (1992 - Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
Edge of Tomorrow (2014 - Doug Liman)
Snehulák / Snowman (1966 - Hermína Týrlová)
Snowpiercer (2013 - Bong Joon Ho)
Sucker Punch (2011 - Zack Snyder)
Without Name (2010 - Lorcan Finnegan)

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » July 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm

viktor-vaudevillain wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 10:51 am
Best of the month:

1. La folie Almayer / Almayer's Folly (Chantal Akerman, 2011)
2. Nostos: Il Ritorno / Nostos: The Return (Franco Piavoli, 1989)
3. Path of Cessation (Robert E. Fulton, 1974)
4. Bam gua nat / Night and Day (Hong Sang-Soo, 2008)
5. Ce vieux rêve qui bouge / That Old Dream That Moves (Alain Guiraudie, 2001)
6. Sud / South (Chantal Akerman, 1999)
7. I-94 (Bette Gordon & James Benning, 1977)
8. Grim (Takashi Ito, 1985)
9. Canyon Passage (Jacques Tourneur, 1946)
10. Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonnello, 2019)*
11. The Case of the Grinning Cat (Chris Marker, 2004)
12. Labour of Love (Aditya Vikram Sengupta, 2014)
13. Pelourinho, They Don’t Really Care About Us (Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2019)
14. Ma nuit chez Maud / My Night at Maud's (Éric Rohmer, 1969)
15. Fainting Spells (Sky Hopinka, 2018)

HM's: Comfort Stations (OJOBOCA, 2018), Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You. (Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2019), Nitrate Kisses (Barbara Hammer, 1994), But I’m a Cheerleader (Jamie Babbit, 1999)

Hey PdA,
Very Tibetan month for you, groovy.
I'm really interested in Empty Metal - how/where did you watch it? (Same applies to some of the other Khalil films for that matter)
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle - 8 good stuff
Voyage d'une main - 5+
Invocation of My Demon Brother - seen it, don't remember much. Such revisit many of Anger's films actually.
Interested in many of your other viewings this month as well.
Oh yeah, indeed, and you got a great taste of Tibet yourself this month. I dug 'La folie Almayer' too, which I sought out while I was on my colonizers kick (arguably still ongoing), and the 'Heart of Darkness' variety (the Nicolas Roeg adaptation was one I watched around that time) often makes for a particularly cinematic journey full of mystery and self-reflexive intrigue. 'Zama' also comes to mind. 'Nostos: Il Ritorno' has a lot of that spirit, so they make an appropriate appearance together on your list.

'The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets' is in full on Adam Khalil's vimeo:


For more check your PMs.

I think you might very well enjoy 'Born in Flames', 'Redoubt', 'Endless Tail' and 'A Flea's Skin Would Be Too Big for You'. And 'Sweet Movie' should be a given. I thought 'Labour of Love' was great, but Aditya Vikram Sengupta's follow-up was something else. Should prove a winner for most "Tarkovsky people".
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Post by viktor-vaudevillain » July 6th, 2020, 10:44 am

Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm

Oh yeah, indeed, and you got a great taste of Tibet yourself this month. I dug 'La folie Almayer' too, which I sought out while I was on my colonizers kick (arguably still ongoing), and the 'Heart of Darkness' variety (the Nicolas Roeg adaptation was one I watched around that time) often makes for a particularly cinematic journey full of mystery and self-reflexive intrigue. 'Zama' also comes to mind. 'Nostos: Il Ritorno' has a lot of that spirit, so they make an appropriate appearance together on your list.

'The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets' is in full on Adam Khalil's vimeo:


For more check your PMs.

I think you might very well enjoy 'Born in Flames', 'Redoubt', 'Endless Tail' and 'A Flea's Skin Would Be Too Big for You'. And 'Sweet Movie' should be a given. I thought 'Labour of Love' was great, but Aditya Vikram Sengupta's follow-up was something else. Should prove a winner for most "Tarkovsky people".
Yup, Path of Cessation must be the best invocation of the Tibetan spirit (though, I say that without having seen many other Tibet-depicting and inspired films).

La folie Almayer reminded me a lot of Zama as well, but also Claire Denis' 'L'intrus', actually its spirit was a lot in the vein of Denis' later filmmaking, but with a certain Akerman touch, though she can be quite chameleon-like. Her La captive is the most obvious counterpiece to La folie Almayer in her filmography. Thanks for reminding me to watch Roeg's Heart of Darkness adaptation, adaptations of that certain does often make for great films.

I've seen your PM, and thanks for the link!

Great, I already have som of those on my watchlist.

Also gonna watch Sengupta's follow-up some time this year. What really dragged Labour of Love down for me was the cheesy colour grading in the dream/Utopia/romance scenes... Though it also had its own charm. It also had a certain Kaul touch for me, especially the focus on gestures.
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Post by Ivan0716 » July 7th, 2020, 8:44 am

47 FTV and 5 rewatches

1. Uski Roti (1970, Mani Kaul)
2. Gradiva (C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle) (2006, Alain Robbe-Grillet)
3. Pusher II (2004, Nicolas Winding Refn)
4. Sérail (1976, Eduardo de Gregorio)
5. Mio Dio, come sono caduta in basso! (1974, Luigi Comencini)
6. Une femme a passé (1928, René Jayet)
7. Un Amleto di meno (1973, Carmelo Bene)
8. Bullet Ballet (1998, Shinya Tsukamoto)
9. Antigone (1992, Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet)
10. Milano Rovente (1973, Umberto Lenzi)

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Post by mightysparks » July 7th, 2020, 9:16 am

I wish I had at least one film to post in these threads every month... I only watched 3 films last month though so none for me. Though I do recommend OJ Made in America, good stuff.
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