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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Chacun son Cinéma (2007)

(Eng: To Each His Own Cinema)

An anthology that contains over thirty short films by as many different directors, commissioned to celebrate six decades of the Cannes Film Festival. Each work is approximately three minutes in length and was supposed to represent the director's "state of mind [...] as inspired by the motion picture theatre." As usual with this kind of thing, I'll put the full list in comments.
My 'Admit One' was for Kitano and Cronenberg, neither of which were essential. The ones that moved me most were Alejandro Iñárritu's 'Anna' and Abbas Kiarostami's 'Where Is My Romeo?', both of which had more emotion than the others combined. Also, I really liked Chen Kaige's 'Zhanxiou Village'.
A lot of them take place inside a theatre with crucial scenes from actual films being projected onscreen, so expect some spoilers.

3 light shows out of 5

1 comment:

Dr Faustus said...

In alphabetical order (First Name):

Abbas Kiarostami : Where Is My Romeo?
Aki Kaurismäki : La Fonderie (The Foundry)
Alejandro González Iñárritu : Anna
Amos Gitai : Le Dibbouk de Haifa (The Dybbuk of Haifa)
Andrei Konchalovsky : Dans le noir (In the Dark)
Atom Egoyan : Artaud Double Bill
Bille August : The Last Dating Show
Chen Kaige : Zhanxiou Village
Claude Lelouch : Cinéma de boulevard (The Cinema Around the Corner)
David Cronenberg : At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World
Elia Suleiman : Irtebak (Awkward)
Gus Van Sant : First Kiss
Hou Hsiao-Hsien : The Electric Princess Picture House
Jane Campion : The Lady Bug
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne : Dans l'obscurité (Darkness)
Ken Loach : Happy Ending
Lars von Trier : Occupations
Manoel de Oliveira : Rencontre unique (Sole Meeting)
Michael Cimino : No Translation Needed
Nanni Moretti : Diario di uno spettatore (Diary of a Moviegoer)
Olivier Assayas : Recrudescence (Upsurge)
Raoul Ruiz : Le Don (The Gift)
Raymond Depardon : Cinéma d'été (Open-Air Cinema)
Roman Polanski : Cinéma érotique
Takeshi Kitano : One Fine Day
Theo Angelopoulos : Trois minutes (Three Minutes)
Tsai Ming-liang : It's a Dream
Walter Salles : À 8 944 km de Cannes (5,557 Miles From Cannes)
Wim Wenders : War in Peace
Wong Kar-wai : I Travelled 9000 km To Give It To You
Youssef Chahine : 47 ans après (47 Years Later)
Zhang Yimou : En regardant le film (Movie Night)