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To Each His Own Cinema
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.
This anthology of thirty-four short films, made by some of the greatest directors alive (and a few other people) was commissioned for the sixtieth anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival; the only stipulation was that each filmmaker draw his/her inspiration from motion picture theatres themselves. The results run the gamut, as you can imagine considering the roster of talent, from the historical to the personal, the straightforward to the surreal, the nostalgic to the apathetic, the narrative to the experimental, and most importantly, the brilliant to the utter rubbish. In lieu of writing pages upon pages to include each short, or merely mentioning the highs and lows, below is a rated ranking of all 34:
Egoyan - 4.5
25. Van Sant
34. von Trier
At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World is David Cronenberg's disturbing contribution to the To Each His Own Cinema anthology. It's a diverting curiosity for fans of the Canadian master, commissioned for Cannes 2007.
Cronenberg can really act, toying with a gun in tears before committing suicide in a single unbroken take. His short script predicts a world where cinemas are on the brink of extinction, undermining critical thinking and giving way to mediocre live TV broadcasts. The broadcasters themselves don't deliver their lines with the protagonist's earnestness, but the concept is what's most important here.
This is a series of short films but what I'm reviewing is just the one short film directed by the Corn Brothers titled Work Cinema and its awesome and superbly written, click the link above to watch this awesome short film starring Josh Brolin.
If I have to choose only 3 favorites between this collection of shorts, considered as "a declaration of love to the big screen" (produced for the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival), the answer would be: "Happy ending" (Ken Loach), "Cinéma érotique" (Roman Polanski) and "Cinéma de boulevard" (Claude Lelouch).
On the other side, the one I didn't like at all: Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Anna", I promise it's not because he is mexican, I just hated it a little bit.
"To each his own cinema" is a beautiful tribute that all viewers should check out. Different directors, countries and styles in just one film.
Notalgic and funny.
Depardon: Useless and pointless
Kitano: Funny and really beautiful, but he could have done something better
Angelopoulos: The first truly great segment. Haunting and with a real insight to the importance of the cinematic image. A single suggestion of Mastroianni says more than anything else could.
Konchalovski: Well anything is going to be terrible after the previous film so I guess it makes sense to go with the lamest and most typical short yet as filler
Moretti: Yep, this is self centered enough to come from him
HHH: Beautiful and subtly suggestive of the political evolution that is tied with cinema. Also features one of the more brilliant dissolves of recent vintage in part of its straight forward qualities.
only saw the alejandro g innarritu film "anna," but it was very good!
Atom Egoyan - Artaud Double Bill
YIKES the most disturbing depiction of a double (quadruple?) feature there is.
Walter Salles - 5557 Miles from Cannes.
"The 400 Blows"
"They show porn movies here now?"
I liked the shorts by:
Almost every important filmmaker working today has a short in this collection. Excellent way to discover new filmmakers.
Just the Cronenberg: a rather dense three minutes!
tem muita porcaria e algumas coisas lindas, mas é legal demais assistir vários filmes de grandes diretores (e outros nem tanto) seguidos. é interessante também ver como eles lidam com a limitação de tempo e o que eles tentam passar - ideias, beleza, humor, etc. - quando falam sobre cinema. não sei se existem muitos outros filmes desse tipo, mas eu assistiria todos.
Now that's some pretty dark humour.
very hit or miss
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