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525 Ratings

L'arrivée

Directed by Peter Tscherkassky
Austria, 1998
Avant-Garde, Short

Synopsis

A white screen. Tabula rasa. Panavision. L’arrivée shines on you like pure projected light, like the white surface still waiting for the marks of the film maker.

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L'arrivée Directed by Peter Tscherkassky

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  • Kamran's rating of the film L'arrivée

    A lamentation of a lost medium, whose physical nature and ability to tarnish but not die is testament to its resilience and immortality. Always alive, becoming, emerging, arriving anew. 82/100 - Great.

  • anarresti's rating of the film L'arrivée

    Very short film. Cubic, as Tscherkassky would say. Creating the tension for an instant, a crack in time. A scene that repeats, over an over in our imagination. Tscherkassky takes film, breaks it down, overlaps it, and makes the history of cinema alive, before our eyes. By making it obviously analog, he remindes us that cinema is something that comes to life from darkness into reality. From nothing out of genius.

  • weinbrandbabsi's rating of the film L'arrivée

    The least violent (in it's relation to the spectator) of Tscherkassky I've seen so far. And - how much these two are connected I'm yet to find out - my least favourite. Seems more like a study into experimental films (I had to think of Burroughs Cut-Ups for a minute) then the emotional cacaphony his other words inflicted on me.

  • Hans Rudolf's rating of the film L'arrivée

    Stilistisch und formal gelungene Hommage an den Beginn der Filmgeschichte (Gebrüder Lumère 1895). Aesthetisch schöne, flirrende und irritierende Bildelemente unterbrechen immer wieder die Handlung: Bahnhofszene aus längst vergangener Zeit ... Zugsankunft ... Dame steigt aus ... Umarmung ... Ende des Films. Ich musste den Film ein paar Mal sehen und fand ihn sehr schön !

  • Dimpfelmoser66's rating of the film L'arrivée

    People did heaps of stuff like that in the 50s and 60s, and back then it was relevant, controversial, funny, fresh and important, but 1998 it's just lame. Also, the Mubi versions seems to be interlaced, or is that intentional. On second thoughts, it doesn't matter really. What I would like instead of a short 3 minute snippet here and there would be a short film reel of experimental movies from the 50s/60s.

  • Rafael Fonseca's rating of the film L'arrivée

    A perfect antithetic experiment-response to the Lumière's testimony. Where before a train came to the camera, here the cameraless screen crashes and burns into itself, a pure portrait of reality turned into an anti-reality. After the structural pulverization, it closes with the final touch of purpose:the arrival of the woman establishes everything a filmic document does not entail: intention, manipulation, narrative.

  • Mikedado's rating of the film L'arrivée

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  • FISCHER's rating of the film L'arrivée

    Un écran blanc. Puis les pourtours de la pellicule s'animent, s'affolent. On devine un train qui entre en gare. Catherine Deneuve en descend, Omar Sharif se jette dans ses bras ..... Etonnant ! www.cinefiches.com