a brighter summer day
Not sure I recognise them all…second one? Last one?
Do nuns feature prominently in The Mill and the Cross?
Not at all, more’s the pity, nunsploitation is always good.
I did get to see this on the big screen with a Q and A with Lech Majewski afterwards so I am happy.
It’s not worth seeing on anything other than the big screen. There is so much fine detail, it shall be lost in any other format. But I’ve a feeling that it shall pop up at film societies and festivals for maybe a little while longer.
Hanotenet (also known as The Slut)
@Florence Rolando…whose post are you referring to, exactly?
“It’s not worth seeing on anything other than the big screen.”
That’s an asinine statement. I believe The Mill and the Cross truly is a film to see on the big screen, but see it anyway you can. I saw it on a computer screen, and was able to see the pure beauty of the image.
Yes, see it on the big screen if you can, but just see it, it’s more than worth the time.
IMAGES FROM THE PHILIPPINES: 2011
Century of Birthing (Lav Diaz)
Buenas Noches, España (Raya Martin)
Palawan Fate (Auraeus Solito)
*Niño * (Loy Arcenas)
Sa Kanto ng Ulap at Lupa (Mes de Guzman)
The Moon is not Ours (Jon Lazam)
Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay (Antoinette Jadaone)
Dance of the Two Left Feet (Alvin Yapan)
Big Boy (Shireen Seno)
Brownout sa Neighborhood Namin That Day (Judd Figuerres)
See here for complete write up.
Some great stills here.
Weekend (Andrew Haigh)
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (Adam Curtis)
Those stills from the Filipino films look great, Adrian. Quite a few on there to add to my watch-list.
Lav Diaz is one of the most uncompromising directors out there. On that level it makes him very respectable, but his films are not easy to sit through.
Mysteries of Lisbon Raúl Ruiz
@Florence…second one is Contagion, last one is Sleeping Beauty (by Julia Leigh, not Catherine Breillat).
Crazy Horse (Frederick Wiseman)
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Woody Allen)
Wow, this thread is great for making me want to see some of these films.
That’s just about the most elitist statement I’ve seen around here. Only an infinitesimally small portion of the people at this site and cinephiles all over the have an opportunity to see The Mill and the Cross on the big screen. Saying that all those people should just skip seeing the film altogether is indeed asinine. Of course, it’s the kind of film that should be watched on the big screen if one is given that opportunity, but observant viewers can still get plenty out of it in other viewing formats too. I know I got plenty out of it.
The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo)