is it just one film for one country?
Every country playing will have at least two films in matches. Potentially three.
awesome, then my assumptions were correct. this pleases me.
I think it’s just that you were smart enough not to tell anybody the format. Can’t complain about what you don’t know. Somebody’s learned Mubi politics.
Match #10: Sunday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 28
what a gorgeous match!!!
Surreal psychedelia versus animation? Yes! :D
Awesome! One of my submissions that I wanted to be used the most!
Looks like this one will be a fantastic match! I’m Looking forward to know which of my films did enter the cup and expecting to watch all kinds of fantastic cinema :D
Exciting… Looking forward to seeing my first Carmelo Bene film…
To my surprise, A Thousand Months is available on UK DVD too – Amazon Link For A Thousand Months
Would have rented or bought a copy if I’d known.
Always want to see more Bene and Salome is towards the top of the list. Saw Necropolis on 16mm this past summer, pretty cracked film.
Salomè was choosen!!
Beautiful! there’s always room for a neon-psychedelic-erotic-mythic experience in the life of every human average moviegoer creature
I guess I conflated Bene with Franco Brocani in my last post, though Bene appears in that film. I remember hearing from one of the film curators at work about a Bene, Birri and Brocani touring series that was inexplicably forced back to Italy after screening at Anthology Film Archives, even though other theaters (ours included) had the series booked. I can’t imagine a whole series of 1970s Italian “neon-psychedelic-erotic-mythic” films on 35mm… those are my favorite kind of films.
This is a big one in many ways. Long running time and also lots of people who had submitted the films. I think these will be some of the favorites as well.
Match #11: Wednesday, March 28 – Saturday, March 31
yes! first match i’ve seen both! long or short or hard decision…….but it’s definitely argentina not bangladesh.
riss…..are there many films coming from directors we’ve seen in previous cups? it’s not so….exciting….
Fixed the county. Thanks :)
are there many films coming from directors we’ve seen in previous cups?
There definitely are some. I can’t deny that. I wouldn’t say “many”, but I guess that’s subjective.
The announcements may not be as exciting for films from those directors, but hopefully once we get to the discussion there will still be some good exciting talk. I saw The Naked Island last year for the first time at the theatre and it was probably the best thing I had watched in all of 2011 so if anyone hasn’t seen it I hope they would and for those who have, I hope we can have some good talks and reflection on it.
Yeah- a matchup both featuring working people! There’s been way too many films about lazy people in the Cup so far.
Good point! And I especially like the films where they work but hardly get by.
Good point! And I especially like the films where they work but hardly get by
nooooo. poverty porn! i like films about crushed clerks. gogollian, kafkaesque and olmi-ish. hope something like that is coming. nothing says despair like a sadly knotted tie.
Very pleased to see Extraordinary Stories made it in, and even more pleased to be introduced to The Naked Island which looks rather extraordinary itself!
good point lol
The Naked Island really needs to be seen on something other than a computer screen but that’s asking a lot from voters. I’d say if you have the time to burn it to a disc or if you have the money to purchase the dvd then do so. It’s absolutely worth the effort.
It’s one of my favorite genres.
And I agree with Patapon….
well good deal, I have the naked island dvd but have yet to watch it.
Speaking of a DVD version of The Naked Island – The Naked Island Amazon UK Link
Almost perfect timing :D.
I really want to be involved with this particular matchup. It may involve watching Extraordinary Stories (2008) over multiple nights, but considering that type of viewing method didn’t affect Satantango on the first viewing for me, it won’t hopefully be a problem with this film.
Shindô-san turns 100 on April 28th. He is no longer active (2010’s Postcard was his final film), but he must be the oldest living film director after de Oliveira.
anyone working on tulio?