This wry chamber piece from director Mikio Naruse focuses on a couple whose pet peeves and minor irritations escalate into major rifts and animosity.
The film follows a group of astronauts who, after crash-landing on the moon, forge a new society. As the first generation dies off, their children devise new rituals and mythologies to structure the emergent civilization, until a politician from Earth arrives and is hailed as the Messiah… An inexhaustibly inventive and absorbing film maudit that quite literally creates a new cinematic world, On the Silver Globe is perhaps the grandest expression of Żuławski’s visionary artistry.
When young Tako’s father dies in Hungary in 1945, Tako is left with scant memories of him. Nurtured by his mother, the boy nonetheless fantasizes about the man his father was, imagining him to have been a hero. Grown into a man himself, Tako falls for a Jewish refugee, Anni. Burdened by her own heritage as a Jew, Anni sparks in Tako a desire to find out what his father was really like, and he delves into the role his father played in World War II.
A truly major work, I Don’t Know observes the relationship between a lesbian and a transgender person who prefers to be identified somewhere in between male and female, in an expression of personal ambiguity suggested by the film’s title. This nonfiction film—an unusual, partly staged work of semi-verité—is the first of Spheeris’s films to fully embrace what would become her characteristic documentary style: probing, intimate, uncompromising.
When man-about-town Saheiji finds himself unable to pay for a bill at a brothel, he is forced to remain there to work off his debt. However he finds his wit and resourcefulness enable him to turn this situation to his advantage, as he interacts with a whole range of characters, from rivalling courtesans to political activists.
The film tells the story of the relationship and friendship of two men who are both very much affected by the cinema: Both of them are writers, one of books the other of screenplays.
The film tells about the relationship between brother and sister, as well as their loneliness and the need for warmth. Most of the action takes place in a modest apartment, in a gray, shabby tenement house. He will take care of her – he will feed her and make sure that she does not run away. Children spend long hours alone. They are waiting for someone to come, perhaps for their parents’ return, or on the contrary – they would like to leave the apartment. Outside the window you can hear free-flying pigeons. The boy and his little sister look longingly at the door. Time seems to pass so slowly…
Metaphor about art, about time, or about how art consumes the artist’s life in his eagerness to create his work, in which he has to pour talent, vigor, and the best years of his life.