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Nicole Brenez : canon

by Karthik
Note: I have tried to comment on how to gain access to films below, i.e. those not listed on Mubi. If the links dont work or you find other links, let me know and Ill update Collated from Desistfilm (Films 32-53), Sight and Sound 2012 Poll (Films 1 – 7 below), Comment to Sight and Sound Poll (Films 8 – 31) below and Film Comment (Best films of the past decade: Films 54 – 68), Films 69 to end: A representative film or two from an auteur mentioned by Brenez in the above sources without a specific work being singled out; I have chosen the film usually based on whether I have heard Brenez talking about this film in some source. If I haven’t, I… Read more

Note: I have tried to comment on how to gain access to films below, i.e. those not listed on Mubi. If the links dont work or you find other links, let me know and Ill update

Collated from Desistfilm (Films 32-53), Sight and Sound 2012 Poll (Films 1 – 7 below), Comment to Sight and Sound Poll (Films 8 – 31) below and Film Comment (Best films of the past decade: Films 54 – 68), Films 69 to end: A representative film or two from an auteur mentioned by Brenez in the above sources without a specific work being singled out; I have chosen the film usually based on whether I have heard Brenez talking about this film in some source. If I haven’t, I have chosen the most recent film listed on MUBI . Also see http://mfj-online.org/journalPages/MFJ43/Brenez.html

NOT on MUBI:
FROM SIGHT & SOUND 2012 and COMMENT FOLLOWING:

Balle traversant une bulle de savon (Soap Bubble Bursting) – Lucien Bull (1904) (can Google it)

London ‘66-’67 Pink Floyd – Peter Whitehead (1967) (released on DVD)

Dans la brousse annamite – Andre Sauvage (1934) (Can’t find it easily online)

Visual Essays – Al Razutis (1973-1984) (See: http://www.alchemists.com/visual_alchemy/dvd_price.html)

The Politics of Perception – Kirk Tougas (1973) (http://lightcone.org/en/film-1470-the-politics-of-perception.html)

L’Or des mers – Jean Epstein (1932) (available on DVD)

À propos de la Grèce – Gérard Courant (1985) (He seems to have uploaded it himself to Youtube)

Ile de Beauté – Ange Leccia and Dominique Gonzalez-Forster (1995) 70 min

Ali au pays des merveilles – Djouhra Abouda & Alain Bonnamy (1975) 49 min

La p’tite Lilie – Alberto Cavalcanti (1927) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3B-0oqroHs)

Wie baue ich einen Molotow-Cocktail? – Holger Meins (1968) (The original is lost, there is a reconstruction on Youtube)

October in Paris by Jacques Panijel (1962) (available on amazon.fr)

Douglas Bravo by George-Henri Mattei (Venezuela, 1970)

Selva – Maria Klonaris, 1981-83, 70 min (http://www.klonaris-thomadaki.net/xxnew1.htm)

FROM DESISTFILM (http://desistfilm.com/desistfilm-top-50/) not on MUBI


0778 man.road.river – Marcellvs l, Brazil, 2004 (coasmos.org) 10 min

Aeroport Hammam-Lif – Slim Ben Cheikh, 2007, 23 min

Algérie Tours/Détours – Oriane Brun-Moschetti & Leïla Morouche, France, 2007, 114 min

Amer & Nasser. Iraqi Brothers – Al Fadhil, Iraq, 2003, 5 min

L’Arrière-saison – Philippe Grandrieux, France, 2006, 21 min

A Whiter Shade – Marylène Negro, 2009

Barbie Gets Sad too – Albertina Carri, 2002, 24 min

Border – Laura Waddington, 2004, 27 min (http://www.laurawaddington.com/film.php?film=1)

Boyzone – Clarisse Hahn, France, 1998-2009

Camera Wars – Lech Kowalski (in progress, on the web at http://www.camerawar.tv/)

Chic Point. Fashion for Israeli Checkpoints – Sharif Waked, Israel, 2003, 7 min

Dans le noir de temps – Jean Luc Godard (in the compilation Ten Minutes Older: Cello listed below)( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQhi4Xul_58)

Deep Play – Harun Farocki, Germany, 2007 (installation)

Film – Tacita Dean, UK, 2011 (installation/exhibition)

Kids + Money – Lauren Greenfield, USA, 2008 (available as DVD from amazon)

Ivan’s Beard – Pierre Léon, France, 2009, 10 min

Killed – William E Jones, 2009 (film + book) (http://www.williamejones.com/collections/about/33) (http://www.andrewroth.com/publications/killed-rejected-images-of-the-farm-security-administration/)

Natpwe, Feast of the Spirits – Tiane Doan Na Champassak et Jean Dubrel, France/Burma, 2002 (http://www.champassak.com/en/page_4647.html)

New York Zero Zero – Jérôme Schlomoff, France, 2006, 21 minutes

Primitive – Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thaïland/UK/Germany, 2009 (exhibition)

Revolution, Khaled Hafez, Egypt, 2006 (http://www.khaledhafez.net/videos/revolution.htm)

The Scissors – Mounir Fatmi, Morocco, 2003 (available on Amazon)

Tarrafal – Pedro Costa (not listed separately in Mubi but a short in THE STATE OF THE WORLD below, a compilation)

Untitled part 3b: (as if) beauty never ends… – Jayce Salloum, Canada, 2002

The White She-Camel – Xavier Christiaens, Belgium, 2006, 52 min

Wild Strike (Genesis) – Chaab Mahmoud, France, 2009 (has uploaded his work on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCtTgSRsTUI)

From Film Comment, non on MUBI (http://uncommittedcrime.blogspot.com/2010/10/more-nicole-bnenez-lists.html) (Best films of the last decade)


365 Day Project – Jonas Mekas, 2005 (can be viewed online at http://uncommittedcrime.blogspot.com/2010/10/more-nicole-bnenez-lists.html)

The Action – David Matarasso, France, 2004

Addio Lugano bella – Francesca Solari, Switzerland/Germany, 2000

Aldebaran – Hugo Verlinde, France, 2001, 9 min

Atomic Parc – Dominique Gonzalez-Forster, 2004 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7QeAi4R1ZA)

Bouquets 25-30 – Rose Lowder, France, 2002-2005 (DVD at Re:Voir: http://www.re-voir.com/boutique/product.php?id_product=205)

Le bombardement la porte des perles – Richard Kerr, Canada, 2004 (author has uploaded to vimeo: http://vimeo.com/4038899)

Bingo Show – Christelle Lheureux, France, 2003 (Can be found on videomotion)

Cargo – Laura Waddington, Belgium, 2001, 29 min

Carp Swimming in Color – Helga Fanderl, 2007, 1 min

A Circle Around the Sun – Ali Cherri, Lebanon, 2005, 15 min

Degradation #1, X-Ray : Shroud of Security – James Schneider, 2006, 3 min (info at http://jamesjune.info/xray/index.html)

De Imago – Patrice Kirchhofer, France, 2009

Dithyrambe à Dionysos – Béatrice Kordon, France, 2007, 56 min

Easter Morning – Bruce Conner, U.S., 2008, 15 min

Elding – Marylène Negro, France, 2006, 33 min

Empire – Edouard Salier, France , 2005, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuSkaI_hAWk)

Escape – Alain Declerq, France, 2001, 15 min

Etat de choc – Augustin Gimel, France/U.S., 2001 (buy here: http://www.exquise.org/video.php?id=1824&l=uk)

Flesh – Edouard Salier, France, 2005 (http://vimeo.com/17100916)

Filmer ce désert – Régis Hébraud, France, 2009

Flòr da baixa – Mauro Santini, Italia, 2004, 77 min

Geneva – Augustin Gimel, France, 2004, (http://www.augustingimel.net/geneve-video.html)

In This House, Akram Zaatari, Lebanon, 2005 (I think you can buy it here: http://www.vdb.org/titles/house)

Je comprends moi aussi le langage des oiseaux, Sabine Massenet, France, 1999 (Buy at: http://www.exquise.org/video.php?id=2214)

Manifeste – Hélène Deschamps et Hugo Verlinde, France, 2002, 12 min

Mirages – Olivier Dury, France, 2007, 46 min

Night for Day – HC Gilje, Norway, 2004

Nightshots (1, 2, 3) – Stephen Dwoskin, UK, 2006-7, 33 min

No Border – Sylvain George, France,2008, 23 min

Nuits polaires. Première mesure : des non-lieux – Sylvain George, France, 2008

Nouba – Katia Kameli, Algeria, 2003, 6 min (film available at http://www.katiakameli.com/videos/nouba/)

Ogres – Jean-Paul Noguès, France, 2001, 7 min

Operation Double Trouble – Keith Sanborn, USA, 2003, 7 min (http://vimeo.com/32264765)

Phantogram – Kerry Laitala, US, 2008 (http://vimeo.com/57428412)

Performing S.C.U.M. – Angela Marzullo, Switzerland, 2005, 6 min

Philippe Garrel à Digne (Premier voyage) – Gérard Courant, France, 1975-2009 (the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXKKt3GG7gY)

Pulsar – Maria Klonaris, France, 2001

Requiem pour le XXe siècle – Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, France, 2004, 12 min

Return to the Scene of the Crime – Ken Jacobs, 2008 (buy at http://www.eai.org/titleOrderingFees.htm?id=14793#terms)
River of Anger – Antoine Barraud, France, 2007, 38 min

Rosa Rot – Luc & Gisèle Meichler, France, 2001, 8 min (can buy at http://lightcone.org/en/film-2669-rosa-rot)

Samouraï – Johanna Vaude, France, 2002 (available on DVD)

San Francisco Redux – Anthony Stern, UK, 2008

Sans correspondance – Chaab Mahmoud, Syria/France, 2009, 40 min

The Screening – Ariane Michel, France, 2007

Sommovimenti/I Volti dell’Anonimo/Vita circolare – Paolo Gioli, Italie, 2009, each around 10 min

Soviets + Electricity – Nicolas Rey, France, 2001, 175 minutes

Sur la piste – Julien Samani, 2007, 32 min

Theme and Variations for the Naked Eye – Caitlin Horsmon, 2007, 11 min (a clip at http://caitlinhorsmon.com/themes-and-variations-for-the-naked-eye/)

Terrae – Othello Vilgard, France, 2004, 9 min

Time to Stir (Work in Progress) – Paul Cronin, UK, 2008, 240 min (Address where to buy is at http://stfdocs.com/films/a-time-to-stir/)

We are winning don’t forget – Jean-Gabriel Périot, 2004, 7 min, http://www.jgperiot.net/QT/wearewinningqt.htm

Www.web cam – Lionel Soukaz, France, 2005, 27 min

Here is her comment on her top 50 list for Desistfilm: “As a consequence of the Sight & Sound Poll, I choose to mention only contemporary films, made between 2000 and 2012. These decade/years were amazingly rich, flourishing, explosive in terms of creation and experiments, as were the 1890s and the 1920s, 1960s, 1970s. At the same time, I’m feeling it’s more and more difficult for the artists to be recognized “in real time”, especially of course when they are young and coming from non-western countries. Of course I could provide a list of 50X2 films, as there is so many magnificent works coming from everywhere.”

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