"curio" seems a too reductive a term for something with this reach, a sort of mock-doc about some films Antonioni never made, kind of as if they were made, but it's really about the ways in which the inherent fictions of cinema interact with the world around us as well as the primacy of the auteur, along with how the cinema, and how we react to the cinema, are two different things; "curio" lingers
Très bel exercice que d'évoquer un cinéma fantasmé, mystique croisement entre le cinéma japonais et le cinéma italien, cinéma rêvé qu'on aurait tous aimé voir, mais... "les plus beaux films sont ceux que l'on n'a pas vu".
"Ce Bowling sur le Tibre" est un livre que j'ai adoré lire. Des années plus tard, j'ai adoré le retrouver dans le film d'Eric Baudelaire. Un bel hommage au cinéma d'Antonioni, à Ozu, Resnais...
Interesting idea, good quotes, I loved the old photos. It sounds weird but this film for the most part is a series of "reviews" of films that actually never existed... Fantastically executed, it feels so genuine, but with a mix of illusion. I wish some of the films mentioned actually existed. Slightly nostalgic.
This short does hold its own standards, one pretty well announced right from the start, with the quote.
What do we have if not our own imagination when confronted by unfinished stories, alternate possibilities or just the ones we couldn't be there to seize, to begin with?
Very meta, not as enjoyable as [sic]. The play with showing rushes rather than a finished product is the most playful part, and reminds of Godard's let's talk to the spectator and fuck with their mind for a bit moments.
Good score for the contents, with no idea as to whether any of it is true or not, as it is scripted fiction and not an interview.
Some great quotes in there, a lot of focus on Japanese film which is a unique and beautiful art. Really informed opinion of the "critic" but I wish there was a movie about this from a Japanese female POV. Why does it always have to be white male critiques commenting on "oriental" art?