<< Favourite films are selected from recent first watches and will change constantly.
In Poetry Lee Chang-Dong achieves precisely what his protagonist tirelessly seeks, to find beauty in everyday life, in the objects that surround us, a painful beauty in a world full of cruelty and selfishness. The South Korean filmmaker shows the connection between art and life that leads us to discover a new way of looking at the world to apprehend it and immortalize it in words. The film delicately explores human nature, contradictory, unpredictable, ambiguous, and suffering; it is an introspective journey, a meditation on our own existence.
Minari is an evidently personal work that brims with nostalgia of memories long gone and conveys an immense affection for its characters. It is the story of a Korean family settled in Arkanzas during the early 1980's as seen through the innocent eyes of a little boy. It is an apparently simple film whose thematic complexity is revealed little by little to address themes such as family relationships, the demystification of the American dream, cultural identity, and religion, thus offering a different view of immigration. Minari is moving and delicate, an intimate portrait of an almost poetic naturalism.
I was 15 years old in 1999 and was eager to see Kubrick's last work, which was only my third from his filmography. My best friend and I went to one of those theatres that would allow us in regardless of the film's rating not knowing exactly what to expect. I left the theatre with the feeling that I've seen something that would completely change my appreciation of cinema. I remember been obsessed with this film, I even went to…
One of Godard's most celebrated films, Pierrot le Fou uses an unorthodox storytelling that I'm sure was daring, even groundbreaking, at the time of its release, and somehow echoes Belmondo's character urge for intellectual satisfaction. I understand that the fragmented and repetitive narrative or some of the editing choices are a manifesto against the formalism; that the dialogues are (or try to be) philosophical meditations about the disenchantment of modern life; or that the constant use of pop art elements,…