Non-believers are unlikely to be converted by this warm celebration of a maligned musical genre. The bombastic synths, Day-Glo leotards and English lyrics sung as though a first-year exchange student got their hands on a microphone will no doubt continue to grate.
For the purpose of the documentary Footnote, it seems that Yang Zhengfan has picked up a neutral position in order to understand the very nature of the police work and to contribute to the debate with his findings.
Contrary to the protagonist’s elusive spirit, Géza is a very firm film, and that very contrast is beautiful.
In a near dystopian future (an estimate based on fashion) humankind has moved to live below the ocean, in the probably only liveable place left for the former inhabitants of Earth.
All the characters featured in the film share their own experiences growing up and living as “the others” in America that is not the most welcoming and tolerant place, and their visions about how to make things better.
At first, there is no river. Heck, there is no sound either. All we get to see is a surveillance-type of camera footage, observing one of the downtown streets.
Key thing for Looking for Horses are its subtle imperfections that found their way into the film: some hasty camera movements, some shots from way too close-up, the loss of focus.
Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia dissolved in a bloody war in the 90s even before it got the chance to get rounded-up, finished as a country. Only memories in the minds of the people old enough to remember it and a number of abstract, modernist monuments are left to remind us that it once existed. […]
Coup d’états today are not the same as they were 50 or even 30 years ago. The social landscape changed a lot, and nowadays it is not enough to drive the army on the streets to seize power. In our media-dominated landscape, those scenes look plain ugly and brutal. However, it does not mean that […]