Great directors, hard to see favorite films, the festival award-winner that isn’t being shown in your town, that one movie that you can never seem to track down…what would you like to see shown here?
A few films from Spain I like quite a bit:
El Verdugo (Luis García Berlanga, 1963)
Tesis (Alejandro Amenábar, 1996)
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (Pedro Almodóvar, 1980)
oh, what the hell, I might as well mention it:
Yeah let’s get Rivette’s Out: 1 and put it in it’s proper 13 installments 45 minutes each! That would be an online event to be sure.
No request for Pedro Costa stuff Dave? I want it for here…
of course, Costa should have his own corner here, a version of his theoretical “Fontainhas TV” station. and yes, OUT 1 is made for online streaming video…
Buffalo 66! Go vincent gallo!!!
OUT 1.. I’m on it!
titles that have been deleted on DVD/VHS? (I’m selfishly thinking Tom Kalin’s Swoon)
Independent contemporary Cinema overlooked for theatrical distribution but still startling. Those that disappear after the festivals as they are not ‘commercial’ enough. Find the gems we’d neverknow about otherwise.
The films of Eugene Green.
The films of William Klein – Mr Freedom (a super-charged perenial satire).
Bulgarian cinema classic The Goat Horn
UK visionary doc BLACK SUN (Gary Tarn 2005)
I second Eugene Green films, they are great!
You already know this since I wrote about it for the Notebook, but the “Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge…” series that Arte put together in 1994 is perfect material for the site… start with the Akerman!
Yes, that series is fantastic and short format films like that (roughly 60 min each) are really ideal for watching online. I’d love to see that series here.
SOUTHLANDER. A post-modern cinematic trip, with performances by Beth Orton, Beck, among other cameos.
In a city of desperate musicians, it takes a little bit more than talent to beat the odds. The MoleTron keyboard was Chance’s ticket out of town. With it, the gig and the girl were his. But in the Southlander game, you might get a little bit more than you bargained for. Earth people are ‘onto’ the sound of the MoleTron synthesizer, which Chance, the ‘Chosen One’ chases after.
I have another thing I want:
The films of Alejandro Jodorowsky…
-Fando y Lis
-The Holy Mountain
please please please
Snow in spring. Produced by Toho. Directed by Isao Yukisada.
Adapted from a novel by Yukio Mishima.
It is the most beautiful Japanese film I have seen in years.
Sadly it didn’t get any distributor in US or Europe.
I second Rica in Snow in Spring. Beautiful cinematography.
I also want to see Kamome-Shokudo (Seagull Diner) by Naoko Ogigami/ NTV, and Mourning Forest by Naomi Kawase.
I saw Glasses at Berlinale, a new film by Naoko Ogigami.
She is good at creating so-called ”healing" films which young Japanese women adore.
Nothing much happens in her films so I found it a bit dull
as I like emotional films myself. Still I admit she has talent.
I saw Mourning Forest in Cannes and met Kawase-san at Japan reception.
Though beautiful shots of the forest in Nara,
again this is a film which select viewers. A bit tough for me for various reasons.
Still I admire her conviction and should not deny the idea of supporting her
as one of few female Japanese filmmakers.
How about All About Lily Cchou-chou by Shunji Iwai?
Has anyone seen it? Good soundtrack.
Since we are on a Japanese wave, I’ll ride it and suggest:
Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea)
by Katsuhito Ishii
This film caught me by surprise last year.
Perhaps, on of the most poetic and contemporary films I’ve seen in a while.
Plus, colorful and wel constructed characters.
Katsuhito Ishii is a hip director in Japan at the moment.
Yuko san, I think you will be able to see Mourning Forest on out site soon
as it has been produced by Celluloid Dreams.
I would love to watch all-time best classic films on this site.
Rica- has he done anything else apart from taste of tea and funky forest?
He is hip as hell.
Funky Forest is crazy as all get out.
Guitaaaarrrrrr brootheeeeeerrrr… jajajaj so bizarre.
Adventures of Felix
Abbas Kiarostami films..
Ishii also made “Party 7” and “Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl.”
He is influenced a lot by Tarantino. Over the top as Takashi Miike.
Not my cup of tea.
I love to see “Love Story”
“Heaven Can Wait”
“5×2” by Francois Ozon.
jaja. I’ve always enjoyed “over the top” stuff.
I’m just a post-modern mofo.
Too much MTV growing up.
Yeah, watching Funky Forest was like watching insane channel changing tv, a new show every 10 minutes. Homeroom!!!!! was my favorite: http://youtube.com/watch?v=tmGxPTJ8GLg
jajajajajaj WE HAVE TO GET FUNKY FOREST!!!!!
Do you also like Takashi Miike, Juan?
His film Skiyaki Western Django was screened in competition at Venice 2007.
Tarantino is in the cast too.
If you love Funky Forest, you will like Dead or Alive by Miike.
Have you seen his notorious horror “Audition”?
Its DVD was tip-top selling hit in UK over Christmas in 2000.
I interviewed Miike at Rotterdam Festival then.
He is a quiet type
You would never imagine he makes such crazy films!
We could do very well for ourselves just getting every movie Miike releases, since he seems to make at last 2 films a year. I can’t wait to see Sukiyaki Western Django, unfortunately it only played at the market in Berlin.