Very intriguing and absolutely fascinating work from Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid.
'Meshes of the Afternoon' criticizes male domination in the mid-20th century and can be considered as a feminist work. It's the story of a woman, forced to stay at home and dreaming of her own escape or 'salvation'. The first few shots focuses only on the young woman's shadow, expressing her current state "being only a shadow of herself". The recurrence of the knife symbolizes the character's…
A couple's escape to a portion of paradise and their painful return to reality.
Between the raw realism of desire and the incommunicability of feelings, this film shows the dream of youthful passion lived out by Monika and Harry, and their brief rejection of the Swedish society. A piece of remarkable freshness and vitality, crossed with a melancholic and bitter vision.
'Summer with Monika' is an important breakthrough in Swedish and European cinema of the 1950s, being a major…
A wonderful portrayal of loneliness that shows the genuine beauty of solitude.
In 'Chungking Express' we find the themes explored in other Wong Kar-Wai films, urban loneliness and complex love. With two bittersweet love stories, Wong Kar-Wai breaks free from the usual narrative structures, using two distinct parts to bring a unique and surreal atmosphere, with many humorous and poetic dialogues that sometimes reaches heights of lyricism. 'Chungking Express' is also supported by a very talented set of cast…
What is life? How to embrace reality and find happiness in little things?
Satyajit Ray examines and explores all these questions with the first part of his humanitarian trilogy 'Pather Panchali'. A film that reflects the social and political aspects of the society.
The first and second act of the film focus on the struggles and the misfortunes that plague the family while also giving the audience a shred of hope with some small beautiful moments. In doing so,…