Thinking about Monica Vitti
my favourite films
In search of truth and harmony, Anna is subjected to tragedy and dishonesty at the hands of those around her and her own doing. Andreas seeks companionship and sanctuary on the island, where is he met with conflict and abandonment. Eva desires self respect and significance, Bergman subjects her to objectification and pity.
The world of The Passion of Anna is unforgiving when depicting reality's cynical and unwaveringly cruel capabilities. This film is mean, the characters are deeply flawed, broken…
Hypnotized by it's simplicity and exhausted from it's emotional maturity, News from Home is a film that really stuck with me. I was well informed about this film's structure and purpose and was really excited for my introduction to Chantal Akerman's work. Somehow this film exceeded all of my expectations. The snail paced meditations and sentiments resonate catharsis not only for Akerman but also for the viewer. There's a large demographic of people who can directly relate to this depiction…
Through hopelessness and tedious monotony Damnation expresses indifference towards being. Focusing on the cyclical erosion of humanity and our environment, Tarr creates a narrative based solely on the very natural melancholy and disillusion accompanied with existence. In unwavering commitment to pessimism, every opportunity for catharsis is presented with indifference and frankly, failure. Whether it be love, travel or simply dancing, Karrer is unwilling or incapable of finding any salvation.
Amongst one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen, Damnation…
Everyone has a back and front stage self. The mask we portray to those around us in hopes of social acceptance and comfortability being the front stage and the back stage being our inner thoughts, traits and turmoils. This theory developed by Erving Goffman begs the question; which is the authentic self? If the characteristics we display to the world determine social worth, what is the merit of the of our back stage personality, if it's just for us? The…
“Wouldst thou like to live deliciously? ”
The Witch intimately dissects the horrors of colonialism, faith, starvation, coming of age, witchcraft, satany and grief. All of these themes are enveloped in an extremely entertaining and well researched screen play. The whimsical and dramatized old english dialogue is a true selling point for this film. I think Robert Eggers crafts well executed period pieces that are extremely entertaining and horrifying.