A self-pitying but popular playwright drives to Vladimir to relax with a doting female student and another writer. He's convinced his writing is of no lasting value, but he still has an ego, about his work and his masculine appeal. He's drawn to a museum guide he sees on his first afternoon.
A short documentary.
Short film from Sergei Parajanov, a personal view of the director on the spectacular heritage of Niko Pirosmani (1862–1918), a Georgian primitivist painter.
A group of seven random players are chosen to participate in the next 'Twilight Syndrome' game created by Makino Shuzo. This time, it is at an amusement park, known as the Twilight Zone.
One day, kindergarten teacher meets a novice magician and together they travel to another city to find love...
Bettie de Jong performs the same dance nine times, starting and ending in a reclined position. As the film proceeds the camera becomes more and more adventurous.
1957 Jim Davis short
In Theme Song, Acconci uses video as close-up to establish a perversely intimate relation with the viewer, creating a personal space in which to talk directly to (and manipulate) the spectator. He is face to face with the viewer, his head close against the video screen, lying cozily on the floor. Acconci writes, "The scene is a living room — quiet, private night — the scene for a come-on — I can bring my legs around, wrapping myself around the viewer — I'm playing songs on a tape recorder — I follow the songs up, I'm building a relationship, I'm carrying it through." Smoking cigarettes, he begins a seductive monologue as he plays "theme songs" by the Doors, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson and others on a tape recorder. The songs are a starting point for his come-ons; the tenor of his monologues shifts with the lyrics. "Of course I can't see your face. I have no idea what your face looks like. You could be anybody out there, but there's gotta be somebody watching me.
Toronto International Film Festival 2004
Short film by Carmen D'Avino.
In Variations, Angelidi creatively activates her knowledge of the history of the cinematic image and connects it to a global artistic language of an alternative, poetic cinema, while still preserving the peculiarities of her own tradition and, especially, her personal concerns. Angelidi -who appeared with the film Idees Fixes - Dies Irae (Variations on the Same Theme) in 1977 is classified among the filmmakers who emerged in the seventies with films that were "different", from an aesthetic viewpoint, and who proposed "another" kind of narrative
Betrayal is the worst thing that can happen between people. It marks the death of intimacy and trust. Betrayal can only be committed by somebody close, and a person who once trusted or even loved you can suddenly become an enemy.
This film of three parts recalls memories from World War II. The titles of the parts are: Impartially, Terrified and Like a scream.
Sheik El Sahid has built a theme park at the underground holy City of the Dead in Egypt that an earthquake has revealed. Two American publicists are brought over to make it a success, to advertise its fantastic mechanised speaking mummies. The place soon appears to be cursed especially when the ancient mummies begin breaking free and wreaking havoc.
Ghosts sing and wash.
Simplistic drawings portray the myths and rituals of the ancient Moche civilization as interpreted by the filmmaker from the artwork on Moche pottery, inspired by Donnan McClelland's "Sex and Death."
Directed by Isaac Zepel Yeshurun.
Ken Russell directed short documentary for the BBC TV program me "Monitor"
First film by the Whitney brothers.