Directed by French author Georges Perec, Les Lieux d’une fugue is an autobiographical account of the writer’s experience of running away from his aunt’s house at age 11. As much a meditation on the streets of Paris as it is personal narrative, Les Lieux d’une fugue examines how Perec’s verbal games play out alongside a movie camera.
What do vampires, Hollywood melodramas, porn films, the countdown of golden oldies, and drives down the highway with Mick Jagger on the radio have in common? Casual Relations knows. In Rappaport’s dazzling and bizarre feature-length debut, he focuses on states of imaginative possession and dispossession, demonstrating how impossible it is to separate fantasies, dreams, and realities.
One of the most important films of the French experimental cinema, filmed by the Mexican director Teo Hernandez. A personal interpretation of Oscar Wilde’S Salome from three basic elements: the light, the color and the projection speed.
The controversial, sexy, surreal story of a messenger and his journey and encounters with many historical events and people like Auschwitz, the Ku Klux Klan, Frida Kahlo, Cortés and Emiliano Zapata (as a beautiful woman!).
A comic spoof drawing irreverently on both the Shakespeare play and the 1877 story by Jules Laforgue. Hamlet is a would-be playwright. He suffers from inept Freudian analysis by Polonius, and Ophelia and Gertrude are women conjured up in his erotic imagination. After Claudius kills his father, Hamlet only thinks of preparing to put the theatre production in Paris that he was getting ready at Elsinore.
A young girl and a man struggle to understand their place in urban Japan, all the while holding dark secrets.
Bert Deling’s surreal, button-pushing and hallucinogenic paean to the emerging possibilities of avant-garde and homemade filmmaking. Telling the tale of a violent ex-cop searching for the man who killed his partner, the film takes an unexpected turn when he encounters drug lord Plastic Man and a tribe of LSD enthusiasts. What follows is both literal and metaphorical mayhem as the boundaries of the film start collapsing and our idea of what’s real is pushed to its very limits.
A set of words without any meaning, forms the title of the first and only feature film in the history of Spanish cinema made entirely by hand-painting directly on celluloid.