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2012 MUBI World Cup - match announcements

Coheed 2.5

about 2 years ago

Nicely in time for the growing interest in Teuvo Tulio in the UK (including showings of his films in London) and the magazine Sight & Sound. I wondered if he would be chosen to represent Finland in this tournament.

I wonder if this is a coincidence?

Rissela​da

-moderator-
about 2 years ago

Ask Angel since he submitted the film.

toodead

about 2 years ago

Nicely in time for the growing interest in Teuvo Tulio in the UK

what does that mean? is there a dvd release here? uk isn’t london, to my eternal cinematic dismay.

Coheed 2.5

about 2 years ago

There was a retrospective season at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in December 2011, including the film entered for Finland’s first round. I have no idea if it’ll lead to his work being released on DVD but it would be nice for it to happen.

toodead

about 2 years ago

:(

there’s a few imported boxsets on amazon but they’re well out of my ‘blind-buy’ price range….

Coheed 2.5

about 2 years ago

TwoDeadMagpies – Annoying for me not living in London either. The Jack Smith retrospective at the same place last year as well made me feel sad too.

Angel

about 2 years ago

Vintage cinema, at last!

Well, unfortunately for some countries it is very difficult to find subtitled copies of their classics. However, in the case of Finland, we can find several options to choose from: Nyrki Tapiovaara, Hannu Leminen, Erik Blomberg and, of course, the hit Tuntematon sotilas (a bit long and unexciting if you ask me).

The Way You Wanted Me is Tulio’s most acclaimed work, not sure it’s the best possible introduction to his filmography because I’ve only seen two of his films, but I hope he can catch some fans.

Kenji

about 2 years ago

Finland! Great, i’ve long wanted to see Stolen Death by Tapiovaara but any other older classics should be interesting. A wide range of countries already. At some point i expect Wales to make a grand entrance, breathing its dragon fire.

Brentos

about 2 years ago

I hate to be “THAT” guy, but after watching Public Housing, there is no way i would waste money to buy the dvd.

Yes, i said it: waste money.

Rissela​da

-moderator-
about 2 years ago

Match #8: Monday, March 19 – Thursday, March 22

Tree of Knowledge (1981)

Denmark

Original title: Kundskabens træ
Directed by: Nils Malmros
Approximate runtime: 110 min
Submitted by: Rio Johan
vs. The Dupes (1973)

Syria

Original title: Al-makhdu’un
Directed by: Tewfik Saleh
Approximate runtime: 107 min
Submitted by: kuxa kanema

The Africa Film Project

about 2 years ago

Bring it on The Dupes!! One of my favourite obscure films……Saddam Hussein helped out with this one!

ruby stevens

about 2 years ago

great, looking forward to that one since the mubi poll

Ryan Giggs will be carrying the Welsh flag with his sister-in-law and mother-in-law and wife in tow. :P

Kenji

about 2 years ago

Arrgh, you’ve hit a raw nerve- enough of all that gutter press tittle tattle crap, they even dragged some Coronation Street actress onto the Giggs front page stories, but she knew nothing of it. Down with Rupert Murdoch and the nosey parker hypocrites with their snouts in people’s lives. Of course the Welsh are sexually irresistible, that i admit. Oh, you forgot Imogen. But i digress….

Bring on Les Dupes, yes, i think i may even have nominated it on my first list when i was picking films i’ve long wanted to see. Well done, Kuxa. The cup is shaping up nicely. Lots of neglected countries already.

@ Kenji, hehe, so sorry, mate.

Yeah, and Murdoch is trash.

Patapon

-moderator-
about 2 years ago

How many countries are represented? I’m itching to know which of my films were chosen…

Rissela​da

-moderator-
about 2 years ago

ssssshhhhh. secrets.

Rissela​da

-moderator-
about 2 years ago

Match #9: Thursday, March 22 – Sunday, March 25

The Beekeeper (1986)

Greece

Original title: O Melissokomos
Directed by: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Approximate runtime: 122 min
Submitted by: Jake La Motta
vs. The Needle (1988)

Kazakhstan (Soviet Union)
 
Original title: Igla
Directed by: Rashid Nugmanov
Approximate runtime: 81 min
Submitted by: Ari, Cat

tomas.roges

about 2 years ago

Nice. Have been wanting to see the beekeeper.

Lookin’ good around here ;)

Eloi MV

about 2 years ago

Good job with the Angelopoulos! One his that I didn’t know how or where to watch.

Coheed 2.5

about 2 years ago

The Beekeeper can be bought in the UK from Amazon if anyone wants to get a DVD copy – The Beekeeper Amazon Link

A middling Angelopoulos work for Greece really? I’d hoped for non-Angelopoulos selections, period, but at least something like Alexander the Great if we are going back to that old familiar well again. I guess those are the breaks with randomness.

And it’s not that I don’t trust the process or our benevolent totalitarian Riss, but am I the only one who’s a little frustrated by all of this not being transparent?

Anyhow, I never thought I’d say this, but The Needle should handily beat Angelopoulos.

Rissela​da

-moderator-
about 2 years ago

but am I the only one who’s a little frustrated by all of this not being transparent?

Which part of it are you frustrated about specifically? Did you want me to reveal everyone’s lists and how it was picked and all of the matches right now?

I’m really not trying to frustrate anyone really. Just trying to make it a bit more suspenseful.

Rio Johan

about 2 years ago

Aw, that’s not fair! I love both The Dupes and Tree of Knowledge.

Brentos

about 2 years ago

I love the way that the matches are being released. It’s suspenseful, and frankly it keeps me sitting around waiting to see which of my films got chosen (i’m dying to know lol)

also, i’m gonna have to agree with Blue, i was hoping for a non-Angelopoulos Greek selection, but at least it’s one that i haven’t seen. I’m really in this thing to see films i’d never even hear about or be able to with out the help of all you mubians, and the voting process actually motivates me to watch ALL the films, i know under different circumstances i would definitely skip at least a few.

but, anyways, anyone know where one can acquire region 1 access for The Beekeeper seeing as i’m in the states?

Well, to my puzzlement, it doesn’t seem like people are that frustrated with the process in general. So it could be just me and my fondness for the initial WC format. I find this process frustrating, but if I’m the only one or part of a small minority feeling this way, that’s just something I’ll learn to deal with.

Rissela​da

-moderator-
about 2 years ago

Any way we did a World Cup there would be choices some people think are bad. And not to say that this makes anyone’s opinion any less, but I did want to point out that Jake is from Greece. :) And at least there is only one film per director so while we will be seeing a few of the of the usual suspects (for directors), they won’t be dominating this thing.

Brentos

about 2 years ago

@Riss

yes, that’s cool with me. Like i said, at least it’s a film that i’ve never seen of his.

also, is there only one film per country? so when one country’s film beats another country’s film, it’s the film that advances, and not the country? I was under the impression that the country would advance and after a certain number of advancements that country’s representative film would change? maybe that was dumb of me to think up but for some reason that’s how i thought it was working.

is it just one film for one country?

Rissela​da

-moderator-
about 2 years ago

OK Blue. I hope you can enjoy it the way it’s going. Change can be ok sometimes. :)

I don’t want you to feel like anyone is against you in your opinions though. Honestly if you or enough other people were to clammor for more transparency I would acquiesce. But like you said everyone else seems to be enjoying it so far. I mean if no one else cared and it really bugged you that much not knowing how everything is being worked out, I would send you my spreadsheets with everything so far and an explination of how everything is working… But maybe you can just give it a bit more of a chance.