Nine short, individually titled reels of colour 16mm film, which are presented in a random order determined before each screening. Drawing on a text by German philosopher Gunther Anders, the film is an imaginary documentary about Molussia, a fictional totalitarian country that Anders invented to represent the dypstopia of fascism. –Edinburgh Film Festival
Nicolas Rey was born in 1968. Unlike the famous American director, his name is not a pseudonym. Nor is he the son of the French experimental filmmaker Georges Rey. Since 1993, Nicolas Rey has been making films that combine elements of photography, documentary film, and experimentalfilm. He is also a co-founder and member of the collective film workshop L‘Abominable. —Berlinale
the first part is like a stenogram from romania's recent past. we had our burru - communism and our ORs replaced by mandatory ANDs. yet, looking back, it looks so picaresque, so one-foot-here-one-foot-nowhere, with its strange lynchian dream sophistics, with its systematic randomness of horror, that it is easier to forget, than to remember.
In our annual poll, we pair our favorite new films of 2012 with older films seen in the same year to create fantastic double features.
The Ferronis take our end of the year double feature extravaganza to delirious heights.
A Tarkovsky auction, trailers for the new Soderbergh & Nicholas Rey’s differently, Molussia, & Claire Denis’ The Night Watchman in full.
About Rey’s experimental 16mm feature, differently, Molussia, which adapts a book on totalitarianism the filmmaker has never read.
An evaluation of the feature films programmed in TIFF’s Wavelengths section.