Heavy fumes

films leaving strong and often bitter impression

Heavy fumes

Portrait of Jason (1967)

A hustler and a cabaret artist telling his troubled life story. It’s just a long dialogue with almost no editing but it has a very strong effect on you. The guy has quite a personality. Gosh I’ve never seen a person laughing so hard. And still it’s damn sad.

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Wanda (1970)

The newly divorced good-for nothing (in her opinion) woman escapes from a coal mining town accompanied by a crook. Quite depressing, but good.

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Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

It starts with a close-up of two cuddling bodies, covered in substance which at first glance reminds of  chemical burns, then is just a sand and then a constellation. “You have seen nothing in Hiroshima, ” – the narrator keeps on repeating while the viewer goes through more and more of awful imagery. Shots of destroyed Hiroshima,..
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La Isla Minima | Marshland (2014)

One old and one young policeman (both with a moustache) try to solve a disappearance of two teens in the 80’s in Spanish countryside. Quite gloomy but also exciting watch. I mean you have raped teenagers in abandoned yacht club, but also hypnotising helicopter shots leading you to future-telling fishermen in picturesque nowhere. However they..
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Leviathan (2012)

Documentary about industrial fishery shot somewhere in the North Atlantic. Shot by cameras attached to random places all over the ship, and it’s wet, and it’s dark and it’s sleazy fish-heads. Nothing sea-romantic here. People look tired and no wonder – the job is harsh and machine like and so are the conditions. Leviathan –..
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Camille Claudel 1915 | (2013)

The film depicts  Camille Claudel (1864 – 1943), a French sculptor,  awaiting for her brother’s visit at a psychiatric hospital in Montdevergues  (Vaucluse). Camille Claudel (Juliette Binoche) was committed to a mental assalym at her family request, as the end of relationship with her teacher and lover Auguste Rodin affected her mental health. She has panic..
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