in space the stars are no nearer
When I think of which Indian films are best at communicating Hindu philosophy I don't so much think of film titles than I think of the futility of the exercise. I'm very, very far from being on expert on either Indian film or on Hinduism, so take this write-up with a grain of salt, it's just that in my limited experience the experimental and arthouse-y type of Indian films are almost as a rule drenched in dharma and they often…
70's futurism at its most evocative and wildly inventive. Like the contradiction of it being an architects showcase film for a futuristic concept that essentially eschews all architecture as it is conventionally understood it also holds the contradiction of being a great esoteric joke (exaggerating a typical 60's counterculture vision so far out that it turns into camp) while at the same time creating a picture that is genuinely heartwarming in its (at least nowadays) naive utopianism.
"Supersurface" in a…
'Brutal Ardour' is difficult to describe, but I'll try. It's an avant-garde film with structural film elements. The images are very elusive (low-resolution, high-contrast, it's in color but might as well be in b&w, or rather in sepia). You can sense the film running through the projector, it generally runs on a very low frame rate (like about 5 fps), making it actually less about the content of the images and more about the film material.
More important was the…