Currently ON BREAK. Otherwise, undergoing a Criterion Collection (‘CC’) quest
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Hey DT, I thought it would be a good idea to recommend Maurice Pialat's Loulou. I noticed you have not rated it so I guess you have not seen it yet. The film feels like an offspring of Eustache's The Mother and the Whore, I think you would really find it interesting. Also, you showed Bertolucci no mercy in rating The Dreamers :D My reaction was much more positive since I got the feeling that the director was offering his romanticised view of the period in his older age. It has a childish, naive feeling which, like you mentioned, won't fool anyone who has studied the period and knows the films of that time. Still, I must admit I felt it was quite charming in it's simplicity. Also, any plans on participating in the DC13 cup ? Lot's of interesting directors (Rivette, Renoir, Pialat, just to name a few) competing.
Hey there. I actually did a small sample of Pialat's work last year, but passed over Loulou. I'll try and make some time for it later this year though, based off your rec! I'll admit you're hardly alone in feeling more positive in that way towards The Dreamers. Maybe just seeing it after Bertolucci's prior output, which had impressed me more and more with its maturity, is why I happened to find its sudden lack of subtlety so jarring. I'd love to explore some of this year's DC picks, but sadly just don't have time amidst all my current projects. But if there happen to be any match-ups where I've seen the films (like Pialat, Denis, Renoir etc), I'll happily contribute. Glad to see you've been enjoying it yourself though! Any stand-outs you'd recommend in particular?
I understand, it indeed does not share the same maturity with the other Bertolucci films I have seen (which are regrettably not that many but the plan is to fix that soon). Yes, the first DC I participate in and it has introduced me to some very good films, I still have a lot of films to discover though from these two rounds since I did not start until after my school finished. I have to recommend Tomu Uchida's Yoshiwara: The Pleasure Quarter and my first Bollywood film, Naukri, was a big surprise, really charming neorealist tragedy. Finally, Samuel Fuller's rough and tough war film The Steel Helmet was great and I have to think that Kucrick's first feature, Fear and Desire, must have been inspired by it !
It's the same here, the most exciting thing about the DC is all these new directors, I just wish I had participated in the votings before, it could have been really useful in broadening my horizon. I will report back if I see an interesting film (I see you have Africa Addio in your Wants to watch section, it was really brutal but if you have the stomach for some animal torture I surely recommend it) ;)
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