death

Earthy things

Night | Noche (2013)

Film – soundscape. Country house in Argentina and an endless night. A group of young people listening to audio recordings left by their friend who committed suicide. Probably one of the best sound engineer’s works I’ve heard recently (by Leandro de Loredo).

Heavy fumes

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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Heavy fumes

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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Heavy fumes

Only God Forgives (2013)

Well in fact even he  does not, when he is  priest looking Thai policeman who ensures justice by cutting away arms, piercing eyes with a fruit knife and pleasing his subordinates’ ears with his sweet love songs in a karaoke bar afterwards. The amount of blood and violence reaches the point when an experienced gore/slasher..
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Airy matters

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

A film, which at a first glance can be easily mistaken for a mysterious object, is a complex labyrinth of symbolic connections, interconnected stories, blurry dreams and half-forgotten memories. I believe I can not summorize the plot better, than Joe does himself: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days..
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Earthy things

Vertigo (1958)

Starting as a rather pleasant atmospheric film with a light gloomy, mystical or even existential undertone (or was I just imagining it?) after crossing the first hour point, it somehow slips into a plane detective/romantic story. I do admire Hitchcock’s capabilities of creating movies, which while being bloodless, and lacking typical horror/thriller elements, still make..
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