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  • Mami, La Moula

    Mami, La Moula

    ★★★★★

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    During the production year of 'Mami, La Moula', Anhar and I had so many endless discussions about what people like Jean Rouch, Agnés Varda, Wang Bing, Makoto Sato, Trinh T. Minh-ha... etc etc, are actually trying to do, as opposed to what they seem to be doing. The core issue here was how to arrive at a direction approach in which human beings are recorded while performing their lives authentically, to preserve their private-public spaces and escape from…

  • Peach Baby Oil

    Peach Baby Oil

    ★★★½

    For some reason this seems to me like a twin piece to Sion Sono’s Keiko Desu Kedo.

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  • Guns of the Trees

    Guns of the Trees

    ★★★★★

    The debut of all debuts. At the beginning, Jonas declares that it's an unfinished piece of film, and I know that it will always be unfinished no matter how complete it was, because it extends into me.

    "The state of happiness is when you’re with friends and you have food and good conversation and lifted voices and you drink and eventually, where I come from, we sing and dance. It’s an intense moment of existence. There are many people who…

  • Four Seasons: Natsuko

    Four Seasons: Natsuko

    ★★★★½

    "Let's sit down here, my dearest,
    Look and see how much I care.
    I will listen to the tempest
    Under your submissive stare.

    All this golden vegetation
    And this fair lock of hair,
    They have come just like salvation
    Of the loafer free of care.

    Long ago I left my village
    With the blooming fields and thicket,
    Tempted by the city image
    And the life of fame, so wicked.

    So I buried in oblivion
    Orchard, summer I enjoyed
    Where I, to the frogs' singing,
    Raised myself to be a poet."

    - Sergei Yesenin, 1923