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  • Heaven Knows What

    Heaven Knows What

    one of the most fucked up movies I've ever seen

  • The Juniper Tree

    The Juniper Tree

    “I can’t help what I see.”
    “I know.”

    Mystical, magical, unusual...
    Björk is perfect as Margit. The B&W cinematography is crazy; the lighting resembles older 1950s Danish/Swedish films—Carl Theodore Dreyer’s Ordet or Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. It has a similar serious, spiritual/supernatural tone too. But of course this film is unique and stands on its own. 

    Particular scenes have really stuck with me since watching. I think of Björk’s singing, the cliffs, the birds, the waterfall she disappears into with her mother’s…