Curator at Filmfest Dresden - International Short Film Festival, Co-director of LAFITA Munich
|Cléo from 5 to 7
|Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie
|In the Mood for Love
|Wong Kar Wai
Fritz Lang's first talkie is a masterpiece of virtuosity with a precise focus on the social developments of the time it was made.
Cléo from 5 to 7
One of the many masterpieces of the Nouvelle Vague. A masterfully crafted, sensitive study that is part prosaic observation of everyday life, part poetic condensation of reality.
Everything one says about Persona may be contradicted; the opposite will also be true.
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Also in his third to last film of his long career Luis Buñuel shows a pronounced taste for black humor and stays true to the surrealist principles with which he most identified: a spirit of revolt; the subversive power of eroticism; a belief in the creativity of the unconscious and dreams.
Sans Soleil is an expedition report into memory, an ethnographic essay, the diary of an obsessive. The film must be seen - like Chris Marker's other masterpiece "La jetée" (1962) - over and over again.
With intense performances and hauntingly powerful sounds and images, Blue Velvet is an unforgettable vision of innocence lost.
Claire Denis folds military and masculine codes of honor, colonialism’s legacy, destructive jealousy, and repressed desire into terrific choreographed scenes and shimmering, hypnotic images that ultimately explode in one of the most startling and unforgettable endings in all of modern cinema.
In the Mood for Love
This sublime film about romantic longing has been a major stylistic influence on the past two decades of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.
"La Ciénaga" is a grand exercise in ellipsis, the use of sound and off-camera space. Martel's visceral take on class, nature, sexuality, and the ways that political turmoil and social stagnation can manifest in human relationships is a drama of extraordinary tactility, is starting point and masterpiece of the Nouvelle Vague of Argentine cinema (Nuevo Cine Argentino).
With his eighth and most personal film, Alfonso Cuarón recreated the early-1970s Mexico City of his childhood, narrating a tumultuous period in the life of a middle-class family. A memory film of unusual beauty... absolutely fresh, confident, surprising and rapturously beautiful.