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memory of mine

by Manuela Brandao
Films that are in my memories, because of what they represent relative to me and the world I live in, their contribution to my opinions and feelings, their mesmerising work of art and my profound admiration and finally their cultural value to my common ordinary existence in the world. A brief comment on each: 01. Flex , Chris Cuningham – for its combination of beautiful filming, very complex editing and poetic language. 02. Nostalghia, Andrey Tarkovsky – I watch it in 84 for the first time and I think I watch it regularly since then, for ever and ever .. its a very personal film and can only be comented that way. 03. Contempt, Jean-Luc… Read more

Films that are in my memories, because of what they represent relative to me and the world I live in, their contribution to my opinions and feelings, their mesmerising work of art and my profound admiration and finally their cultural value to my common ordinary existence in the world.
A brief comment on each:
01. Flex , Chris Cuningham – for its combination of beautiful filming, very complex editing and poetic language.
02. Nostalghia, Andrey Tarkovsky – I watch it in 84 for the first time and I think I watch it regularly since then, for ever and ever .. its a very personal film and can only be comented that way.
03. Contempt, Jean-Luc Godard – what are “creative industries”, what is the subject relationship to creativity, what is cultural value, Goddard asks these questions through an amazing cast of actor under the spell of southern Italy sunshine.
04. Aniki Bobo, Manoel de Oliveira – masterpiece and my first memory of cinema I think and I would love to watch it again but unfortunately not available here.
05. my Own Private Idaho, Gus Van Sant – I love the storyline of two lost young guys in decadent America and the contrast between an America of darkness and sunny Italy of hope.
06. Sex and Lucia, Julio Medem – the island, the island.. Formentera! We all want to recover, retrace, return, redo, nothing is a simple dream.
07. On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan – union struggles working class struggles political struggle Love it!
08. Bones, Pedro Costa – shouldn’t be here because I haven’t managed to find or see this film yet so it’s here so I keep in my memory a good film I keep missing! – I have since managed to watch in a cinema room Cavalo Dinheiro last film of this urban triology.
09 land and Freedom, Ken Loach – Spanish civil war and the memory that opression will not go through! “Non Passara”
10. La Haine, Mathieu Kassowitz – for the urban fight , the discussion of race and equality, the opression of state police, the class struggle and the defeat portraited in “jusqu’ici tout vas bien” and our survival undermined .
11.Bright Future, by Kiyoshi Kurosawa – Loved the urban images that Kurosawa created for this story of urban dreams

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