Allison

favs are films i wish i made.

Favorite films

  • Suzaku
  • Sleep Has Her House
  • Hitokara ヒトカラ
  • The Rice People

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  • White Building

    ★★★½

  • Vapour

  • Street

  • By the Time It Gets Dark

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  • White Building

    White Building

    ★★★½

    Cut off that part of you before it infects the rest of your body.
    Take the compensation even though it isn't enough.
    The things you should do for your well-being and future survival.
    Time jumps forward, out of your control.
    You're still here, but your mind and memories float elsewhere.

  • Vapour

    Vapour

    watched in my shadehouse :)

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  • The Plastic House

    The Plastic House

    It's very surreal to have my film as an official selection of Visions du Réel film festival in this moment in time. I made this film in isolation, never thinking of its afterlife. In light of the current pandemic, I hope it raises some timely questions - How do you continue to live and work in isolation? What memories do you keep of loved ones when they're not around? As everything has changed so much, it already feels like a nostalgic film to me.

    List of Influences:
    letterboxd.com/aota/list/the-plastic-house-influences/

  • Passing Summer

    Passing Summer

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    About two thirds into the film, a professor tells Valerie her writing is better when there's no style. Readers can understand the subject. And if there is too much style it comes down to a matter of taste.

    There are several self-referential points in this film. When the kid in the movie theatre tells his dad not to fall asleep. Schanelec is aware of how the film will make her audience feel. Her style can work for or against her,…