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¶ Which first time viewings last month meant more to you than just "consuming content"? - April 2021

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¶ Which first time viewings last month meant more to you than just "consuming content"? - April 2021

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1. Il ne suffit pas que Dieu soit avec les pauvres (sur quelques reflexions et expériences de l'architecte égyptien Hassan FATHI) / It is Not Enough for God to be with the Poor (on some reflections and experiences of the Egyptian architect Hassan FATHI) (1978, Borhane Alaouié & Lotfi Thabet)
2. First Man (2017, Fred Fougea & Jérôme Guiot)
3. Ordnung (1980, Sohrab Shahid Saless)
4. Fata Morgana (1971, Werner Herzog)
5. La vie à l'envers / Life Upside Down (1964, Alain Jessua)
6. Threnody (2004, Nathaniel Dorsky)
7. Socrate / Socrates (1971, Roberto Rossellini)
8 . ゴ ン ド ラ / G o n d o l a ( 1 9 8 7 , C h i s h o _ I t o h )


Honorable Mentions

Window (2021, David O'Reilly) ● Agatha et les lectures illimitées / Agatha and the Limitless Readings (1981, Marguerite Duras) ● Baxter, Vera Baxter (1977, Marguerite Duras) ● Geschichtsunterricht (1972, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub; written by Bertolt Brecht) ● بازی / Play / Bazi (2005, Gholam Reza Ramezani) ● Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence) ● Encounters at the End of the World (2007, Werner Herzog) ● Silvercup (1998, Jim Jennings) ● Deformer (2000, Carlos Adriano) ● Hair High (2004, Bill Plympton) ● My Dog Tulip (2009, Paul & Sandra Fierlinger) ● A Voz e o Vazio - A Vez de Vassourinha / Vassourinha: The Voice and the Void (1998, Carlos Adriano) ● The Wedding Camels (1980, David & Judith MacDougall) ● Illuminate (2020, James Cardoza) ● South Park/South ParQ Vaccination Special (2021, Trey Parker) ● Приглашение к игре / Invitation to the Game (1984, К.Курепыльд/Kalju Kurepõld) ● Zum Vergleich (2009, Harun Farocki) ● Passing Strangers (1974, Arthur J. Bressan Jr.) ● Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce / The Lenny Bruce Performance Film (1967, John Magnuson) ● Into the Inferno (2016, Werner Herzog) ● 血槍富士 / Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji / Chiyari Fuji (1955, 内田吐夢/Tomu Uchida) ● Stemple Pass (2012, James Benning) ● The Young Pope (2016, Paolo Sorrentino)

special shoutouts / Online Media

World Science Festival YT channel (again) with a special special mention to "WSU: Space, Time, and Einstein with Brian Greene" ● Let's Game It Out YT channel ●

The Joe Rogan Experience [#1628 Eric Weinstein 2021 ● #1643 Jonathan Zimmerman 2021 ● #1631 Brian Greene 2021]

Honorable Mentions - most fruitful rewatches

黑社會 / Election (2005, Johnnie To) 7 ● Twin Peaks: F i r e W a l k W i t h M e (1992, the one and only) 10 ● Coherence (2013, James Ward Byrkit) 7


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Best month since at least autumn for me!

Films:
The End of Evangelion (9/10)
Evangelion 1.11 (8-/10)
Evangelion 2.22 (8-/10)
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (8/10)
The Father (8/10)
Nomadland (8-/10)

(Mini-)Series:
Over the Garden Wall -> magical
Neon Genesis Evangelion -> impactful
Paranoia Agent -> inciting
Serial Experiments Lain -> perplexing
Cowboy Bebop -> versatile
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Sorry lads, it's the first of May.

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Perception de Ambiguity wrote: May 1st, 2021, 2:39 am黑社會 / Election (2005, Johnnie To) 7 ● Twin Peaks: F i r e W a l k W i t h M e (1992, the one and only) 10 ● Coherence (2013, James Ward Byrkit) 7
Torgo wrote: May 1st, 2021, 3:03 amOver the Garden Wall -> magical
Neon Genesis Evangelion -> impactful
Paranoia Agent -> inciting
Serial Experiments Lain -> perplexing
Cowboy Bebop -> versatile
The 4 of us have always agreed on this, right? (I have yet to see 'Election' and 'Over the Garden Wall')

(The bracket above was added because I once wrote Steve Buscemi should play 007 on FG.)
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best month of the year so far for me too

1 - Don Giovanni (1970) - 9.0
2 - Buffet froid (1979) - 8.5
3 - Utvandrarna (1971) - 8.5
4 - A zori zdes tikhie (1972) - 8.5
5 - Xiao cheng zhi chun (2002) - 8.5
6 - Khayal Gatha (1989) - 8.5
7 - Nybyggarna (1972) - 8.5
8 - Le brasier ardent (1923) - 8.5
9 - Salomé (1969) - 8.5
10 - V ogne broda net (1968) - 8.0
11 - Grauzone (1979) - 8.0
12 - Melancholia (2008) - 8.0
13 - Kvarteret Korpen (1963) - 8.0
14 - Ko to tamo peva (1980) - 8.0
15 - Liang Shan Bo yu Zhu Ying Tai (1963) - 8.0
16 - Ana Nojoom bent alasherah wamotalagah (2014) - 8.0
17 - Mirt Sost Shi Amit (1976) - 8.0

Many new entries in my top 10 viewings of the year so far!
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I have seen none of your viewings beavis (edit: unless I check with doing more research, perhaps I did), but I know I added the Lav Diaz 'Melancholia' from 2008 (that's the one, yes?) and 'Buffet froid' at some point to my watchlists.

I'll now take a peaceful weekend break to ponder over my Mystery/Thriller, Japanese, and perhaps even Western (never forget a forum legend Kasparius wrote I'm a mjf314 dead ringer when I won with Poland in the First World Cup when I was too old to have parental control on my MacBook Air) watchlists.

Meanwhile in an open neighbourhood around Atomium:



I wasn't there (Reading 2015), but I think Metallica played after BMTH.
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Zero Kelvin (Hans Petter Moland, 1995)
Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii, 1995) [Rewatch]
Le Horla (Jean-Daniel Pollet, 1966)
Gueule d'amour (Jean Grémillon, 1937)
Roma ore 11 (Giuseppe De Santis, 1952)
Plaire, aimer et courir vite (Christophe Honoré, 2018)



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New favorites (>= 8/10):

Mula sa kung ano ang noon a.k.a. From What Is Before (2014, Lav Diaz)
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La tierra y la sombra a.k.a. Land and Shade (2015, César Augusto Acevedo)
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Exils a.k.a. Exiles (2004, Tony Gatlif)
La battaglia di Algeri a.k.a. The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)
Tifusari a.k.a. Typhoid Sufferers (1963, Vatroslav Mimica) - short
Yangguang puzhao a.k.a. A Sun (2019, Mong-hong Chung)
Den skyldige a.k.a. The Guilty (2018, Gustav Möller)
Boyhood (2014, Richard Linklater)
De platte jungle a.k.a. The Flat Jungle (1978, Johan van der Keuken)
Préparez vos mouchoirs a.k.a. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978, Bertrand Blier)
Mababangong Bangungot a.k.a. Perfumed Nightmare (1977, Kidlat Tahimik)
Incantations (1972, Peter Rose) - short
Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma soeur et mon frère... (1976, René Allio)
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Bacurau was tops. It's phenomenal; I watched it twice in one week. Also finished off Small Axe and the entire 'suitcase' is a favorite, though not necessarily each individual film. And I have a lot of respect for Ai Weiwei. Knew of him prior, but the doc hit the mark quite well I thought...

Bacurau (2019) 9

Small Axe (2020): Education 8+
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) 8+

Promising Young Woman (2020) 8
County Lines (2019) 8
My Octopus Teacher (2020) 8
Small Axe (2020): Alex Wheatle 8
The Story of Temple Drake (1933) 8
The Prestige (2006) 8
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No new favorites (9/10 or better), but some great new discoveries (8/10):

Extraordinary Stories (2008)
Silver Streak (1976)
Night on the Galactic Express (1985)
Fear of Fear (1975)
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1. Dead Pigs (2018, Cathy Yan)
2. La matriarca (1968, Pasquale Festa Campanile)
3. In the Soup (1992, Alexandre Rockwell)
4. The Wind Is Whistling Under Their Feet (1976, György Szomjas)
5. Savage Streets (1984, Danny Steinmann)
6. Binding Sentiments (1969, Márta Mészáros)
7. Wet Woman in the Wind (2016, Akihiko Shiota)
8. Höhenfeuer (1985, Fredi M. Murer)
9. Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia (1974, Franco Prosperi & Eldar Ryazanov)
10. Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2020, Lili Horvát)
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favorite watches that have something to do with Kurdistan
My Sweet Pepper Land
Min Dit
Resistance is Life
Radio Kobani
Kick Off

rest of the Levant
Insyriated 7.5/10
El Haram (The Sin) 7.5/10
Evaporating Borders 8.5/10 - Cyprus

animations
Faust 7.5/10
Mutafukaz 8.5/10
Smallfoot 7.5/10
Soul 8/10
Wolfwalkers 9/10

b4 challenges
Miss Representation 7.5/10
Feher isten (White God) 8/10
Mindwalk 7.5/10
The Mask You Live In 8/10
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A great month, best of the year so far, finally got back pretty seriously into watching for much of the time, and made some good choices for DTC viewings (nearly everything I saw).

FILMS I WOULD KILL FOR
1. Na wylot / Through and Through (Grzegorz Królikiewicz, 1973)
2. Yojôhan shinwa taikei / The Tatami Galaxy (Masaaki Yuasa, 2010) (TV mini-series)
3. Threnody (Nathaniel Dorsky, 2004) (short)

FILMS I WOULD STEAL FOR
4. Al karnak / Karnak Café (Ali Badr Khan, 1975)
5. Last Days in a Lonely Place (Phil Solomon, 2007) (short)
6. Tekkon kinkurîto / Tekkonkinkreet (Michael Arias, 2006)
7. Over the Garden Wall (Nate Cash, 2014) - TV mini-series
8. El Naser Salah el Dine / Saladin (Youssef Chahine, 1963)
9. Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore (Khavn, 2014)
10. Zum Vergleich / In Comparison (Harun Farocki, 2009)
11. Dr. Jack (Fred C. Newmeyer/Sam Taylor, 1921)
12. La tortue rouge / The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit, 2016)

OTHER WORTHWHILE FILMS MAYBE NOT QUITE WORTH GOING TO JAIL FOR BUT STILL PRETTY FUCKIN GOOD
Coherence (James Ward Byrkit, 2013)
Days of Waiting (Steven Okazaki, 1991) (short)
Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz, 2017)
If Anything Happens I Love You (Michael Govier/Will McCormack, 2020) (short)
Judas and the Black Messiah (Shaka King, 2021)
Kanzashi / Ornamental Hairpin (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1941)
Krysar (Jirí Barta, 1986)
Nomadland (Chloé Zhao, 2020)
Ôkami kodomo no Ame to Yuki / Wolf Children (Mamoru Hosoda, 2012)
On the Bowery (Lionel Rogosin, 1956)
Postava k podpírání / Joseph Kilian (Pavel Jurácek/Jan Schmidt, 1963) (short)
Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell, 2020)
Sallah Shabati (Ebrahim Kishon, 1964)

The only really notable re-watch was The Lost Moment (Martin Gabel, 1947), which improved a little I think over it's dimly-remembered first viewing of a couple of decades ago, in part because I no longer remember the source material - from which it deviates in mostly negative ways - very well; and perhaps I'm a little more tolerant now of classic Hollywood's penchant for happy endings and simplifying psychological realism.
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Started out the month pretty strong, but eventually got worn down as time went on - though there stiill managed to be a handful of really worthwhile viewing experiences:

Saving Face (2004)
Europa '51 (1952)
The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982)
Peppermint Candy (1999)
Quo vadis, Aida? (2020)
Shiva Baby (2020)
Slalom (2020)
The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1971)
Festen (1998)
Il Posto (1961)
The Music Man (1962)
Laurin (1989)
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Better Days (2019)
Stowaway (2021)

Notable re-watches:

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (2007)
After Life (1998)
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) *didn't fully connect upon my first viewing when it initially released, but a second viewing really helped elevate it for me*
Shutter Island (2010)
Speed (1994) *now a strong contender for my favorite US made 90's action film period*
The Blob (1958) *at a drive-in, aka the perfect environment to watch this puppy*
The Happening (2008) *still not technically a "good" film but I found much more to enjoy during this latest go around*
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I didn’t watch a whole lot (especially in comparison to most people here), but from what I did see I had a solid month. Can’t quite get to a top 10 though, so here’s 9:

1. Minding the Gap (2018, Bing Liu)
2. Hotaru no haka / Grave of the Fireflies (1988, Isao Takahata)
3. Devs (2020 mini-series, Alex Garland)
4. Promising Young Woman (2020, Emerald Fennell)
5. Chung hing sam lam / Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-Wai)
6. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo / The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970, Dario Argento)
7. Exotica (1994, Atom Egoyan)
8. Arizona Dream (1993, Emir Kusturica)
9. Palm Springs (2020, Max Barbakow)
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GruesomeTwosome wrote: May 1st, 2021, 7:34 pm I didn’t watch a whole lot (especially in comparison to most people here), but from what I did see I had a solid month. Can’t quite get to a top 10 though, so here’s 9:

1. Minding the Gap (2018, Bing Liu)
2. Hotaru no haka / Grave of the Fireflies (1988, Isao Takahata)
3. Devs (2020 mini-series, Alex Garland)
4. Promising Young Woman (2020, Emerald Fennell)
5. Chung hing sam lam / Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-Wai)
6. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo / The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970, Dario Argento)
7. Exotica (1994, Atom Egoyan)
8. Arizona Dream (1993, Emir Kusturica)
9. Palm Springs (2020, Max Barbakow)
Glad to see your #1! Did you write up anything about it, or have any particular thoughts on it now? I keep thinking of re-watching it actually though I really have to be in a particular mood for docs unless they are film-related.
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01. 5.0* - Hotel Poseidon by Stef Lernous

A modern-day Eraserhead. A film that defies description and simply has to be experienced to be believed. The symbolism is thick, the coherence can be fickle and the brain may protest in disgust, but the creativity, absurdity and humor that bursts from every single scene and character is simply breathtaking. Not the easiest recommend, but if you think you can handle weird, you owe it to yourself to give Hotel Poseidon a try. Mesmerizing cinema.



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02. 4.0* - The Superdeep [Kolskaya Sverhglubokaya] by Arseny Syuhin

This one was every bit as fun as it sounded on paper. The Superdeep wears its influences on its sleeve, ranging from Carpenter's The Thing, Clive Barker, The Abyss and even Half Life. Set in 80s Russia, is makes superb use of an underground research facility where a fearsome discovery is threatening the existence of mankind. Lovely effects, a thrilling score and tons of atmosphere makes this one of the most entertaining horror films in quite some time.


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03. 4.0* - Ánimas by Laura Alvea & José Ortuño

A very neat and stylish mindfuck. Not quite as complex or baffling as some make it out to be, but man is the execution on point here. The colors are livid, the cinematography splendid, the lead actors do an amazing job and the mystery is intriguing, even though the ending is far from original. A lovely little genre flick.
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OldAle1 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 7:43 pm
GruesomeTwosome wrote: May 1st, 2021, 7:34 pm I didn’t watch a whole lot (especially in comparison to most people here), but from what I did see I had a solid month. Can’t quite get to a top 10 though, so here’s 9:

1. Minding the Gap (2018, Bing Liu)
2. Hotaru no haka / Grave of the Fireflies (1988, Isao Takahata)
3. Devs (2020 mini-series, Alex Garland)
4. Promising Young Woman (2020, Emerald Fennell)
5. Chung hing sam lam / Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-Wai)
6. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo / The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970, Dario Argento)
7. Exotica (1994, Atom Egoyan)
8. Arizona Dream (1993, Emir Kusturica)
9. Palm Springs (2020, Max Barbakow)
Glad to see your #1! Did you write up anything about it, or have any particular thoughts on it now? I keep thinking of re-watching it actually though I really have to be in a particular mood for docs unless they are film-related.
I haven’t written anything previously about Minding the Gap, no. I watched it on Hulu, for which I decided to do a 1-month free trial primarily just to see Nomadland before the Oscars, but I’ve just been taking advantage lately of all the other stuff on there that most interests me.

Anyways, Minding the Gap...while I certainly can’t put myself squarely in the shoes of any of the three subjects of this doc, I had two childhood friends I went to school with that both had similar backgrounds to the three young men in the film. They both came from troubled homes (one with an alcoholic, abusive father) and the other had a stepfather who was a strict disciplinarian and while my friend never said it, I’m pretty sure he’d suffered abuse at his hands as well. By middle school, all three of us also got really into skateboarding and the whole subculture that went along with it (punk music, the clothes/style, trying to mimic the popular skate videos at the time when one of these friends would bring along his dad’s bulky Camcorder to a local, dying strip mall or the skatepark underneath an overpass to record our amateur, only-half-successful tricks, etc). These two friends became VASTLY more talented at skating than me and continued well into young adulthood whereas my lack of talent at it eventually caused me to lose interest in it. Personally I was much more fortunate in my home life than those two friends of mine. Compared to the guys in Minding the Gap, all of three of us were in more financially stable, middle-class families, but we all had that same yearning to get out of the dull, ugly city where we lived (Wilmington, Delaware - where after living in several other places in the Mid-Atlantic since college, I begrudgingly returned to once again).

The editing by Bing Liu in this film was fantastic in the way it fully submerged you into the lives of Zack (the white kid) and Keire (the African-American kid) in particular. The moment when you realize that Zack had apparently hit his ex-girlfriend/mother of his child, her recounting of it and then later Zack’s own coming to grips with it and relating it to the abuse his father had doled out on him...heartbreaking. Hard to think of a better doc that portrays the complexities of modern-day masculinity. It was just a riveting watch all-around for me and hit home so many times. I’ll probably buy the Criterion edition the next time there’s a 50% off sale...documentaries rarely have re-watch value for me, but I can definitely see myself wanting to watch this again, and I’d like to hear the commentaries with Bing Liu and the other two guys.
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1. The Sky on Location (Babette Mangolte, 1983)
2. Хрусталёв, машину! / Khrustalyov, My Car! (Alexey German, 1998)
3. Secret Defense (Jacques Rivette, 1998)
4. Le navire Night (Marguerite Duras, 1979)
5. L'avenir / Things To Come (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016)
6. Brigadoon (Vincente Minnelli, 1954)
7. 阿賀の記憶 / Memories of Agano (Makoto Satō, 2005)
8. Мой друг Иван Лапшин / My Friend Ivan Lapshin (Alexey German, 1985)
9. 天若有情 / A Moment of Romance (Benny Chan, 1990)
10. The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (Joshua Oppenheimer, 1998)
11. Im Schatten / In the Shadows (Thomas Arslan, 2010)
12. Shape Shifting (Elke Marhöfer & Mikhail Lylov, 2015)
13. Das Glück meiner Schwester / My Sister's Good Fortune (Angela Schanelec, 1995)
14. Bis ans Ende der Welt / Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders, 1991)
15. Nicht löschbares Feuer / The Inextinguishable Fire (Harun Farocki, 1969)
16. Engram of Returning (Daïchi Saïto, 2015)
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I love this title, Perception! We should make it the new template, it underscores the problem with good an passable films perfectly - and sadly, my month was quite full of them.

I did however enjoy a string of rewatches - so let's start with them as they are never simply "content" but elaborate attempts at reassessment and/or "re-experience":

O noapte furtunoasa  / A Stormy Night (1943, Jean Georgescu) 4 --> 5.5
La glace à trois faces (1927, Jean Epstein) 4 --> 7
The 400 Blow (1959, Francois Truffaut) 8.5 --> 8
Happy End (2017, Michael Haneke) 9 --> 9
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017, Yorgos Lanthimos) 9.5 --> 9
Estiu 1993 (2017, Carla Simón) 10 --> 9.5
Hiroshima mon amour (1959, Alain Resnais) 9.5 --> 9

Hiroshima mon amour was the "greatest" rewatch here as it had been such a long time. I had entirely forgotten how it essentially starts of as a conceptual/philosophical essay film, pioneering the male and female conversational style before Godard and Miéville made it their clear staple. It is a thoroughly intriguing film from beginning to end, ripe with interpretation and play.

Anyways, back to the main event:

I saw 66 first time-viewings in April, and while the month as a whole was disappointing, here's the set I'd count as great:

9
Babardeala cu bucluc sau porno balamuc / Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021, Radu Jude)
La vie nouvelle (2002, Philippe Grandrieux)

8.5
À tout prendre / Take It All (1963, Claude Jutra)
Le tout nouveau testament / The Brand New Testament (2015, Jaco Van Dormael)

8
Fuoco! / Fire! (1968, Gian Vittorio Baldi)
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020, Charlie Kaufman)
La vie à l'envers / Life Upside Down (1964, Alain Jessua)
Dorogie tovarishchi / Dear Comrades (2020, Andrey Konchalovskiy)
Wilder Urlaub / The Deserter (1943, Franz Schnyder)
Pytel blech / A Bag of Fleas (1962, Vera Chytilová)
Tux and Fanny (2019, Albert Birney)
Princes et princesses / Princes and Princesses (2000, Michel Ocelot)
Last Letter (2020, Shunji Iwai)
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St. Gloede wrote: May 3rd, 2021, 9:30 pm Last Letter (2020, Shunji Iwai)
Have you seen the Chinese version (also by Iwai)? Can't say I was in love with either, but it's interesting to see one director make the same film in two different countries so closely together.
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No, I had not even heard of its existence... That is very interesting indeed.
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Hiya PdA!

April ended up being a pretty good viewing month for me, with virtually everything I approached offering something to like and/or remember. Let's though limit it to those that I rated 7.5/10 or higher. DtC and the 1998 poll were the main attractions for me.

My favourite FTVs of April 2021 (arranged chronologically & with standouts in red):

You Ought to Be in Pictures (1940, Friz Freleng) - 8/10
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944, Preston Sturges) - 8.5/10
Un homme marche dans la ville (1950, Marcello Pagliero) - 8.5 or 9/10
Monpti (1957, Helmut Käutner) - 9.5/10
N.Y., N.Y. (1957, Francis Thompson) - 9.5/10
Amelia and the Angel (1958, Ken Russell) - 8 or 8.5/10
Georgy Girl (1966, Silvio Narizzano) - 9/10
Otklonenie / Detour (1967, Grisha Ostrovski, Todor Stoyanov) - 7 or 7.5/10
Windy Day (1968, John Hubley, Faith Hubley) - 8/10
The Railway Children (1970, Lionel Jeffries) - 8.5 or 9/10
Na wylot / Through and Through (1972, Grzegorz Królikiewicz) - 10/10
The Silent Partner (1978, Daryl Duke) - 7 or 7.5/10
XIX saukunis qartuli qronika / The 19th Century Georgian Chronicle (1979, Aleqsandre Rekhviashvili) - 9 or 9.5/10
Coup de torchon (1981, Bertrand Tavernier) - 8 or 8.5/10
La femme de l'aviateur (1981, Éric Rohmer) - 8/10
Thunder (1982, Takashi Ito) - 8/10
Hydromancy (1998, Gerda Johanna Cammaer) - 9/10
Idea (1998, Miguel Coyula) - 8/10
La petite mort (1998, Yves-Marie Mahé) - 9/10
Silvercup (1998, Jim Jennings) - 10/10
Site Visit (1998, Maïa Cybelle Carpenter) - 10/10
8 femmes (2002, François Ozon) - 8/10
Gravity (2006, Nicolas Provost) - 8/10
Submarine (2010, Richard Ayoade) - 8 or 8.5/10
Brothers' Nest (2018, Clayton Jacobson) - 8.5/10
Den skyldige (2018, Gustav Möller) - 8.5 or 9/10
Bait (2019, Mark Jenkin) - 9/10
Ema (2019, Pablo Larraín) - 7.5/10
Motherless Brooklyn (2019, Edward Norton) - 7.5/10


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That's all, folks!
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