15 years old. 4 years Vegetarian. No friends. Unapologetically spiritual. Amateur filmmaker, with very very limited resources. None of my films have yet been seen.
I’ve always loved films, but I didn’t realise exactly how much until I saw Les 400 Coups (1959) a while ago. Soon afterwards, in the new year when I finally had my digital camera, I saw Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (1966) and instantly decided on my style. This evolved throughout the year.
I eventually discovered long takes as my style of choice, (there was no other technique I really loved as much) Miklos Jancso (The Red & The White (1967)), Kenji Mizoguchi (Flame of My Love (1949), Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)), & Béla Tarr (Sátántangó (1994), Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)) being my primary influence.
I have a strange admiration for Mikio Naruse’s early film Avalanche (1937).
Recently, though, I discovered The Velvet Underground, Joy Division, The Doors and others, which have made me more interested in music than film. Though I now have a dangerous obsession with each of these bands, I still love cinema.
Any film rated 4 or 5 stars that I very much like or love or even would just like people to notice is in FAVOURITE FILMS.
Oh, and also, you’ll probably think i’m a freak when you see that the ten directors on the surface of my FAVOURITE AUTEURS are actually my 10 biggest cinematic heroes. Much of the ordering on my profile is actually due to my obssessive-compulsive disorder.
Anyway, enjoy Mubi.