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  • The Fall of Otrar

    The Fall of Otrar

    ★★★★★

    Watching The Fall of Otrar was without a doubt one of the most immersive film experiences I've had in a while. The historical era, centering around Genghis Khan's influence over east asian areas is completely filled with blood, tears and dirt. Ardak Amirkulov captures this brutality in a breathtakingly bold vision with only brief glimmers of hope. Every aspect from the score to the set design to the claustrophobic camera work intensifies the merciless atmosphere. A bleak, unique medieval film that deserves to be seen by many more people.

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  • Sleep Has Her House

    Sleep Has Her House

    ★★★★★

    Never have I experienced nature in a similar haunting way I did with Sleep Has Her House. It is the unknown that follows you until the end and emerges feelings beyond calming or anxious. A sublime, ambient masterpiece.

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  • The Fifth Seal

    The Fifth Seal

    ★★★★★

    The Fifth Seal is a contemplative exploration of human suffering and changing in times of war. Depressive, philosophical, claustrophobic, existential are just a few words coming to my mind when rethinking this film. All those feelings are basically coming from one single question within the first act. After that, every single word gets yourself more and more involved in the moral dilemma. This is yet another beautifully crafted, overlooked masterpiece from eastern europe.

  • Two Years at Sea

    Two Years at Sea

    ★★★★

    The portrait of a man living in solitude, outside of a fast-moving society. Joining him for 90 minutes is 90 minutes of peace for your soul. But truly an experimental documentary thats not for everybody, using a lot of long shots and slow camera work. In the end the pacing is perfect to get an intense insight in the everyday live of Jake Williams. The beautiful black and white cinematography transfers the feelings of a meditative, almost spiritual walk through…