Bina Paul Venugopal
|In the Mood for Love
|Wong Kar Wai
|Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
|Aguirre, Wrath of God
The film has stood the test of time and viewed even today is a fine piece of poetry
A stunning debut film
Densely intellectual and yet superbly visual, the film demonstrates how cinema is a medium of ideas and not only stories.
A bleak but exhilarating film which uses the cinema of plot to involve and at the same time distance audiences. With its forbidding solidity of a concrete-jungle environment, the film takes on an apparitional quality by pivoting on events that never materialise on screen, or do so only at the margins. While alienation and loneliness are the signs of a modern lifestyle, the director never is nostalgic for the past. Taipei Story, the film, registers as the muffled howl of an angry young man resigned neither to the reassurances of tradition nor to the enticements of modernity
In the Mood for Love
The film was path-breaking in its introduction of a mode of storytelling not very popular in the west.
Brought African Cinema into the centre of film history.The film examines themes of exploitation, patriarchy, cultural appropriation and identity… it's rebellious and completely relevant today.
A timeless classic.
The best film about filmmaking ever made.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles