Limitless Cinema in Broken English

June 4, 2008

FILM WISH LIST FOR MAY 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 11:21 pm

FILM WISH LIST FOR MAY 2008

1.CIAO (2008, Yen Tan, USA)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0870089/
http://www.ciaomovie.com/
Michael Guillen wrote about CIAO here:
http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2008/05/2008-frameline32-ciao.html

2.JAPAN JAPAN (2007, Lior Shamriz, Israel, 65 min)
http://jehuti.com/japanjapan/

3.KALAUPAPA – HEAVEN (2007, Paul Cox, Australia, documentary, 90 min)
http://www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au/2007/film?film_id=8678

4.LA LEON (2006, Santiago Otheguy, Argentina, 85 min)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0971170/
Images from www.allocine.fr

5.SEVEN INTELLECTUALS IN BAMBOO FOREST: PART 5 (2008, Yang Fudong, China, 92 min)
http://www.shanghartgallery.com/galleryarchive/artists/name/yangfudong/key/6907;jsessionid=43e5887f37f0a75ec5257643fcf6

6.63 YEARS ON (2008, Kim Dong-won, South Korea, documentary, 60 min)
http://eng.jiff.or.kr/02_program/FilmView.aspx?seq=271#

7.THOMAS HARLAN – MOVING SHRAPNEL (2007, Christoph Huebner, documentary, Germany, 96 min)

Christoph Huebner directed THE CHAMPIONS (2003, A+++++), which was shown at Thammasat University library a few years ago.

Here is some information about THOMAS HARLAN – MOVING SHRAPNEL from the website below:
http://www.german-films.de/app/filmarchive/film_view.php?film_id=1581

“Thomas Harlan, author and filmmaker, was born in 1929 as the only son of the German film director Veit Harlan and the actress Hilde Koerber. He grew up in Berlin and as a child sat at Hitler’s dinner table. In 1942 he was evacuated to Pommern. After WWII, he returned to Berlin, followed by emigration to France in 1948. An author of plays, prose and poetry he began researching National Socialist war crimes in 1959 in Poland, which led to numerous court cases against suspects in West Germany. In 1964 his father died. Since 2001 he has been residing in a respiratory clinic in Southern Germany.

“I came across Thomas Harlan for the first time in the course of a retrospective of his films at the Munich Film Museum. For a longer period of time, I had myself been working on the subject of ‘children and grand-children of the Nazi Period.’ I drove to Munich to meet Thomas Harlan and we decided to work on a film together.” (Christoph Huebner)

The result is a full-length documentary, consisting of major and minor fragments, circling around a topic without defining it in full and without offering easy explanations. Moving Shrapnel is what Thomas Harlan called these fragments at the beginning. They enter the body by injury. They can be painful and irritating in the long run.”

8.TONY MANERO (2008, Pablo Larrain, Chile)
http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyArticle.aspx?intStoryID=38873

9.THE WIND BLOWS WHERE IT WILL (2007, Kunal Mehra, USA, 182 min)
I knew about this film from UNSPOKEN CINEMA’s blog:
http://unspokencinema.blogspot.com/

10.YOU (2007, Francois Delisle, Canada)
http://www.toi-you.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KmOGZvWW3I

B.TRIBUTE WISH LIST

Films starring Giancarlo Giannini

1.MY SISTER, MY LOVE (1969, Roberto Malenotti)

2.JEALOUSY, ITALIAN STYLE (1970, Ettore Scola)

3.THE END OF THE WORLD IN OUR USUAL BED IN A NIGHT FULL OF RAIN (1978, Lina Wertmuller)

4.LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (1979, Grigori Chukrai)

5.GOOD NEWS (1979, Elio Petri)

6.PICCONE SENT ME (1984, Nanni Loy)

7.DARK ILLNESS (1990, Mario Monicelli)

8.LIKE TWO CROCODILES (1994, Giacomo Campiotti)

9.LA FRONTIERA (1996, Franco Giraldi)

10.CELLULOID (1996, Carlo Lizzani)

C. ART EXHIBITION WISH LIST

PHOTOS BY GREGORY CREWDSON
http://www.luhringaugustine.com/index.php?mode=artists&object_id=66#

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FILM WISH LIST FOR APRIL 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/05/film-wish-list-for-april-2008.html

Film wish list for March 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/04/film-wish-list-for-march-2008.html

FILM WISH LIST FOR FEB 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/03/film-wish-list-for-february-2008.html

FILM WISH LIST FOR JAN 2008
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/02/film-wish-list-for-jan-2008.html

FILM WISH LIST IN 2007
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/02/film-wish-list-for-jan-2008.html

 

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2 Comments »

  1. As ever, many thanks for the tip of the hat. I hope you get a chance to see Ciao; it’s truly lovely. I’m looking forward to seeing La Leon at San Francisco’s upcoming Frameline Film Festival. I love the photos you’ve shared.

    Comment by Maya — June 14, 2008 @ 4:41 am

  2. I hope CIAO will be released as DVD. If I had only read the synopsis of this film, I wouldn’t be very interested in it. But your post on this film, with words like “beautifully subdued”, “open-ended”, “character-driven”, “atmospheric”, and “tone-poem”, made me realize that this film is actually very interesting.

    Comment by celinejulie — June 15, 2008 @ 10:18 pm


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