Limitless Cinema in Broken English

January 23, 2009

BOOK WISH LIST: NINE (Andrzej Stasiuk)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 11:56 pm

Thanks to Sonthaya Subyen who told me about this book.

This is an excerpt from the review of this book by Robert Buckeye:

http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/?lab=StasiukNineReview

“It is the blasted landscape the films of Bela Tarr, Fred Kelemen and Ilya Khrzhanovsky conditioned us to see. A vista the surrealist landscapes of Jan Saudek opened up. The grim, abandoned backwater of an Eastern Europe writhing under runaway capitalism. We have entered Tarkovsky’s Zone. Raskolnikov stalks the streets of St. Petersburg. The bicycle chain swings in the street. An eye is gouged out”

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1 Comment »

  1. This is my reply to Renegade Eye in my bilingual blog:
    http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2009/01/book-wish-list-nine-andrzej-stasiuk.html

    Talking about the Russian revolution, I just saw THE FLIGHT (1970, Aleksandr Alov + Vladimir Naumov, A++++++++++), which is adapted from the books of Mikhail A. Bulgakov. It deals with the period of Russian revolution in which many elites tried to flee from the country. The first half of the film is delightfully chaotic. It reminds me of the chaos I found in some films by Emir Kusturica.

    Comment by celinejulie — January 26, 2009 @ 9:42 pm


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