With this year’s selection of Melies d’Argent shorts, Grossmann has mastered to mostly pick a selection of shorts that broaden the given genre conventions or at least pay homage to them. From stylish eye candy to entertaining reimaginations, there is a spark of whiz and originality in these shorts…
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Expect the unexpected. In many ways, Grossmann’s selection of shorts defies the laid-out narrative or utilizes it to translate it into stunning visualizations. There is more to the formula that can be found repeatedly in full-length features but should be reexamined whenever the chance presents itself.
Men destroy what they create. As we have built our society over millennia, we tend to tear them down when they are no longer serve our interests.
Infringing on people’s rights, making them unjust subjects – these are not only the tunes of modern-day immigration law, but they also wind their way repeatedly through the scriptures of the old testament.
The title eponymous goddess, Nemesis, whose roots lie in Greek mythology, only comes into play at a later point in time.
Varejão’s observations are rooted in a world that on the one hand is grounded in its day-to-day realities, on the other carries itself with an allusion to poetic otherworldly landscapes.
The question the documentary “Davos” keeps asking though is, dialogue between whom? As the global leaders and thinkers take the stage at a later point, the setup makes for a very private and secluded picture.
With this collective authorship of Haitian identity and the solace in spirits of the past, Henderson and Marboeuf have an ample sandbox of ideas at their disposal.
“How, in your opinion, are we to prevent war?”, a London lawyer once asked British author Virginia Woolf during the height of the Spanish Civil War. She suggested observing images of war published every week.