Usually working from found footage, often narrative classic movies, never the procedure of work from the filmic device was so clearly exposed in themed molds as in this film. The cubist and surrealist cinema, Cocteau, Méliès are explicitly cited and deconstructed into autonomous sections and probably this dramaturgical device it's the basis of a minor aesthetic involvement.
Construction via deconstruction as the naked art of film. Like a really great film studies prof, Tscherkassky puts the magic into taking the magic out of the relationship between audience and screen. That I found it as frustrating as compelling is not surprising given the scope and relative obscurity of his references (http://bit.ly/1FeSKSV). Maybe I'll try again in a few years. Meanwhile, 3.5.
Disconcerting and wonderful work of semantic provocative playfulness. Experimental editing and sound mixing, using multi layers of film, loops, and several techniques that create a very interesting atmosphere. The film is divided in small parts, with titles presented like the silent movie dialogues. This has some of the most beautiful scenes I have watched in cinema. Feels like a very irreverent tribute to film.
Before: Experimentalism + Comedy, are you kidding me?
After: Wow, this is experimental comedy, surely.
White is comedy. Black is comedy. Posi-nega is comedy. Refrain is comedy. Avant-garde is comedy. (MUBI)
A critique on the act of acting? Rehearsed reality? Obsession with the present moment? Lots of thoughts on how Hollywood brainwashes us with perfecting moments, and a response with honest moments between faked moments. Beautification made terrifying in it's analysis. Analysis made terrifying in its beautification...
Some good moments there. There is a clear fascination with modernist experimental films ( dada, surrealism...etc), however the film does not take a step beyond these films. i was disappointment that this film does not say anything more than films that were made in the 20s of the last century.
La atracción expresada mediante la presentación, deformación, exageración y ralentización de la figura femenina. La repetición es la reafirmación de la atracción y el desencanto. Mesmerizante y nauseabunda. (20150613)