|The Grapes of Wrath
|La Maman et la Putain
|An Autumn Afternoon
|TERRA EM TRANSE
|The Cool World
|À NOS AMOURS
|Daniele Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
The Grapes of Wrath
In 1995, Springsteen wrote: 'I'm sitting down here in the campfire light / Searching for the ghost of Tom Joad'. More than 80 years after this film's release, we are still in this campfire we used to call 'The world', looking for that one who accomplished something we're missing in our bones: to belong.
La Maman et la Putain
The text is fiction, the tears are documentary, the sex is essayistic.
An Autumn Afternoon
Ozu teaches us how to look into a face that shows us that the times are changing: directly in the eyes.
Love and cinema share the same essential matter: obsession.
TERRA EM TRANSE
The division between the poetry and the politics, the intent blocking the action, the action reframing the intent, the empire of the fake promises, the desperate hopes attached to weak men, the hand covering the mouth to prevent it speaking the essential word, the place where the blood washes the water and the water stains the blood: Brazil, Latin America.
Walt Whitman in the industrial world: 'I contain multitudes', but there aren't enough jobs for all of us.
The Cool World
Life is dangerous when you don't have enough money to be protected, but it doesn't mean that you can't feel your heart beating at the rhythm of a free-jazz.
À NOS AMOURS
All happy families are alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way: Pialat pays attention to how beautiful misfortune can be.
Reality is a stone. The viewer is the sculptor. To look and to listen is the way to turn the stone into something like a mirror, something we learned to call 'expression'.
It's night-time, and a lonely man has fallen upon a table with his hands; he is full of disgrace and thinking about his employees. He's a capitalist.
More films of my heart:
- Juventude em marcha, Pedro Costa
- Die linkshändige Frau, Peter Handke
- Encore, Paul Vechialli
- The killing of a Chinese Bookie, John Cassavetes
- Pic Nic, Joshua Logan
- Last Picture Show, Peter Bogdanovich
- Alice in den Städten, Wim Wenders
- O som da terra a tremer, Rita Azevedo Gomes
- Cabaret Mineiro, Carlos Prates
- She wore a yellow ribbon, John Ford