Round table talk.
Provocation plus enlightment
Major principles of creating a festival of arthouse cinema in Moscow are considered by Anton Mazurov — Programme director of «2morrow» film festival. Complicated distribution situation, absence of theatre strategy and viewers' unpreparedness for comprehension of difficult films are specified. Essential trends of development of non-profit cinema in Europe are also analyzed.
Аrthouse cinema, distribution, non-profit cinema
The fourth dimension
Review of Michelangelo Frammartino's LE QUATTRO VOLTE (Italy — Germany — Switzerland).
Review of Li Hongqi's HAN JIA (China).
Quiet days in Clichy
Review of Oscar Ruiz Navia's EL VUELCO DEL CANGREJO (Columbia — France).
Programme director of the 1st Moscow film festival «2 in 1» recapitulates experience of arthouse films' selection, analyzing radical changes in the world's contemporary art cinema. Through the term 'mutations' the author explores intrinsic processes of diffusion of genre, feature and documentary, auteur's and mainstream cinema.
Аrt cinema, diffusion of genre, mainstream
It hurts, ergo sum
Review of Nikola Lezaic's TILVA ROS (Serbia).
By the example of the Serbian helmer's Nikola Lezaic's TILVA ROS the method of film watching for up-to-date youngsters and forms of outpouring of post-teen subculture are explored. National typology of age-specific anarchist rebellion as well as its universal characteristics are investigated.
Film watching, post-teen subculture, of age-specific anarchist rebellion
Keep off the doors
Review of Agnes Kocsis PAL ADRIENN (Austria — Hungary — Nietherlands — France).
Analysis of possibilities of modern psychological monodrama telling of finding of personal identification through reconstruction of one's own past and restitution of times split. The Hungarian film PAL ADRIENN, noted by world cinema forums, calls for investigation of various principles of the author's interrelation with reality, that is documentary Entfremdung, active dialogue, artistic transformation.
Identification, reality, documentary, Entfremdung
Review of Janus Metz' ARMADILLO (Denmark — Sweden).
Analysis of the Danish film ARMADILLO, telling of one of the most dramatic episodes of the war with talibs in Afganistan as symptomatic for «new new Realism», that is the European trend of the latest decade. Diffusion of document and performance, play on documentation and other aesthetic mystifications allot authenticity as if of historical evidence and artistic universalization to this war action.
War action, new new Realism, universalization
Review of Xu Xin's KARAMAY (China).
Aesthetic principles and ethical background of the artistic embodiment of the real tragedy into screen document — though smashing emotional and accusatory, but far from being propagandistic; historically authentic, though based not on chronicle, but on the witnesses' relation are treated. The author concentrates on analysis of the outstanding 6-hours film KARAMAY by the Chinese documentary-maker Xu Xin, desperate confessions of parents' of three hundred kids perished in fire during the concert in the city of Karamay.
Real tragedy, authenticity, documentary
Adventures of The Crystal Globe
Both formal and substantial artistic innovations, discovered by the author in the programmes of the International film festival in Karlovy-Vary are summed up. The backbone theme of the Festival, that is evolution of cinema of the Eastern European countries, is specified.
Artistic innovations, evolution of cinema
Phenomenon of socio-psychological anxieties and phobias, in particular such seeming in American everyday life as hysteria connected with campaigns of pursuit of real and fictional delinquents accused in pedophilia. The author treats the theme through the story of the famous clown David Friedman and his family, registered in the much talked about film CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS.
Socio-psychological anxieties and phobias, hysteria, campaigns of pursuit
Dancing with the camera
Portrayal of the noted cinematographer/director Christopher Doyle.
«I also play this game»
A noted conductor interviewed by Olga Andreyeva.
«Reality is somewhere in the middle»
Indi-helmer interviewed by Elena Paisova.
Bogdan George Apetri:
«I live somewhere in between two worlds»
Conversed by Angelika Artyukh.
Has the doc right for art?
Has the doc right for art?
Round table talk.
«I am like a foreigner in my native land»
According the laws of drama
Interview by Sergei Sytchov.
«Documantarism is the only value left in cinema»
Conversed by Elena Kalashnikova.
Contents of the IK-2010.