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Waves from Around the World Challenge (Official, March 2021)

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Waves from Around the World Challenge

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This challenge is held for the first time and the exact definition of the eligible film movements are rather vague (no pun intended). I'm opening this thread eraly to allow for a bit of discussion and suggestions. If you intend to watch movies from a certain movement that isn't regularly called a "New Wave" that you nevertheless feel like it fits the sentiment of the challenge, please share your thoughts.

GOAL
Watch movies that are part of the various (New) Wave cinemas from around the world. Discuss them.
Lists of eligible film movements can be found in the post below. A film doesn't necessarily have to be in its respective national New Wave list but should be reasonably called a part of that movement.

RULES
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one entry.
- Films must be watched one at a time and at single speed (not sped up).
- Rewatches are allowed and are good for the soul.
- Please include year of release when listing your viewings.
- Please indicate each film's country/film movement when listing your viewings otherwise your score will NOT be included in the leaderboard.
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ELIGIBLE FILM MOVEMENTS

Australian New Wave
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/top+ ... haqudemus/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Au ... +New+Wave/

American New Wave: New Hollywood
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/new+ ... sadvocado/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/New+Hollywood/

Brazilian New Wave: Cinema Novo
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/braz ... daviddoes/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Cinema+Novo/

British New Wave (Overlap with "Kitchen Sink")
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/brit ... daviddoes/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/British+New+Wave/

Chilean New Cinema: Nuevo Cine Chileno
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Ne ... an+Cinema/

Cuban Imperfect Cinema
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Imperfect+Cinema/

Czechoslovak New Wave: Československá nová vlna
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/czec ... daviddoes/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Cz ... +New+Wave/

Finnish New Wave
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Finnish+New+Wave/

French New Wave: Nouvelle Vague (incl. Left Bank)
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/fren ... bearbones/
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/jean ... ulanarchy/
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/fren ... ve/direct/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/French+New+Wave/

German New Wave(s): Junger Deutscher Film, Neuer Deutscher Film, Berliner Schule
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/germ ... ave/zeppo/
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/berl ... inema/tob/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/New+German+Cinema/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Yo ... an+Cinema/

Hong Kong New Wave: 香港新浪潮
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/hong ... daviddoes/

Hungarian New Wave
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Hu ... +New+Wave/

Iranian New Wave: موج نو سینمای ایران
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/iran ... daviddoes/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Iranian+New+Wave/

Japanese New Wave: ヌーベルバーグ / Nūberu bāgu
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/japa ... ave/zeppo/
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/eros ... ma/mjf314/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Japanese+New+Wave/

Polish Film School: Polska Szkoła Filmowa
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/poli ... daviddoes/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Po ... lm+School/

Portuguese New Wave: Novo Cinema
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/port ... daviddoes/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Novo+Cinema/

Romanian New Wave: Noul val românesc
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/roma ... daviddoes/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Romanian+New+Wave/

South Korean New Wave
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/sout ... daviddoes/

Soviet New Wave
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Soviet+New+Wave/

Taiwanese New Wave
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/taiw ... /clogston/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Ta ... +New+Wave/

Third Cinema (mostly Latin America but also a couple of movies from Africa/South East Asia)
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Third%20Cinema/

Turkish New Wave
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/turk ... daviddoes/

Yugoslav Black Wave: Црни талас / Crni talas
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/yugo ... daviddoes/
https://rateyourmusic.com/film_genre/Yu ... lack+Wave/
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Please discuss whether the film movements lsted above should (all) be included.
Some "waves" that RYM lists that aren't yet included are No Wave, Finnish, Soviet, Chilean, Cuban, Third Cinema in general (also including a couple of African films)

Also Greek Weird Wave?
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do you mind if I post the recent list I made on this again, I am VERY pleased with how it turned out... :)
https://letterboxd.com/beavis/list/my-p ... cinematic/
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There is grey area in the distinction between what a true movement is and when it is labelled as such by either producers or critics, then it just becomes a fad, a mode or (in the long run) a genre. Noir, Slow Cinema... Japanese New Wave, which is the only new wave made in/by a studio system (as the almost true independent producer ATG, there is a slight link to Toho, is not often considered when talking about the major Japanese new wave auteurs)... the intentionally commercial project of Dogme 95... it has actually become quite the fad to put a "wave" label on anything that is remotely similar these days. Remarkably, mostly by the general audience instead of critics. The way distribution goes these days and the way internet works, any potential wave is immediately a global phenomenon, so I guess the audience is just trying to come to grasp with... a lack of grasp on things...

With Greek Weird I think there was some overlap and collaboration between three or four people, giving grounds to calling it a minor wave, but only Lanthimos (quickly) got major success (and his wife Ariane Labed on the acting side) so he got more room to do his own thing, while festivals/journalists kept trying to sell any new Greek movie as being "weird"...

As far as waves produced by journalists go, I think Slow Cinema has gained traction. The theoretic base for it is flimsy in my opinion, and there is no uniform statement by any of the directors labelled under the umbrella of the term, but you do see a major spike of films experimenting with slowed down tempo and stripped narrative because of it. And these have been studied in thesis too...

I've got a book called "Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures - a Critical Anthology" edited by Scott MacKenzie that might offer some guidance and inspiration. And there is my list of course ;) but not one written in stone (Sun Tribe film for instance, the way Japanese cinema works that is clearly a genre, not a movement like the similar Angry Young Men (UK) films were). Wanting to avoid these discussions, and being more excited for the female director challenge the coming month, I think I'll keep it at that ;)
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I'd include:

New Chilean Cinema
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of ... 1960s-1989 (no list on ICM)

Berlin School:
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/berl ... inema/tob/

*Berlin School (sometimeses called German New Wave, especially in France (the 60s/70s one is technically New German Cinema) is technically not over though - would be great if we could get an updated list)
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Thanks for hosting! :banana: And also getting this ready so promptly. :cheers:
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Am I the only one who is tired of waves? I'd like to see filmmakers explore other oceanic phenomena: tides, eddies, currents, whirlpools, tsunamis, waterspouts, benthic-pelagic coupling.
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blocho wrote: February 23rd, 2021, 2:00 am Am I the only one who is tired of waves? I'd like to see filmmakers explore other oceanic phenomena: tides, eddies, currents, whirlpools, tsunamis, waterspouts, benthic-pelagic coupling.
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What do you think about the inclusion of Cinema politico Italiano?
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It starts! First in. :D

1. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) Hong Kong New Wave

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This gets off to an amazing start with lots of dark comedy, such as some cinemagoers complaining about an on-screen tank not exploding only seconds before the friends' bomb explodes. The teen's crime spree is pretty intriguing at first too, with lighthearted craziness (making bus passengers strip) soon turning more and more violent, with an encounter with a gun-toting tourist standing out. The ride gets a little exhausting by the one-hour mark though.
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Melvelet wrote: February 24th, 2021, 1:03 pm What do you think about the inclusion of Cinema politico Italiano?
I guess you might as well add it in -- if you think it fits -- since nobody has raised an objection.
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Old Waves and New Favourites (hopefully)
1. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) Hong Kong New Wave
2. Black Test Car (1962) Japanese New Wave

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Rival car manufacturers compete with each other through underhanded means in this crime drama. The action-packed opening is great, but the majority of the film is dialogue rather than action-based. Most of the film comprises of the characters discussing possible moles and how to catch them, as well as how to be competitive. Many of the ideas that they come up with are enticing though and the film at least looks great with lots of angular shots (see above).
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1. Geuk jang jeon a.k.a. Tale of Cinema (2005) Korean New Wave
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1. Geuk jang jeon a.k.a. Tale of Cinema (2005) Korean New Wave
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Germany: Berliner Schule (#1)
1. Die Beischlafdiebin (1998, Christian Petzold) 5/10
2. In den Tag hinein (2001, Maria Speth) 6/10
3. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen (2003, Maren Ade) 7/10

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Germany: Berliner Schule
1. Die Beischlafdiebin (1998, Christian Petzold) 5/10
2. In den Tag hinein (2001, Maria Speth) 6/10
3. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen (2003, Maren Ade) 7/10
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