Inseparable by Nick White (Archive)

29 08 2013

 

 

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Artenvielfalt ft. Phable – Love Lines (Archive)

22 08 2013

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Apricot by Ben Briand

13 08 2013

A touching trip into the whimsical, wondrous alcoves of a lover’s memory. Do you remember your first relationship? Do you remember your first kiss? Do you remember your first love? Apricot subtly hauls its audience into the realms of thought. The brilliant lofty dream-like cinematography allows the viewer to meander and slide into their own peaceful, contemplative abyss. Watching, but simultaneously searching, focused, yet distracted. The style and finesse in which this short is shot is truly breathtaking. Each frame could be a still, capturing the beauty and delicacy of each memorable moment. This is what this short is trying to express. It is our memories that are the keys to our past. They are little jewels that should be nurtured and cared for carefully collected in our own intrinsic vaults. It’s about who we “share moments with” and how interactions are “rare and out of the ordinary.” Apricot asks us to think, but to think for no reason. To think for the sake of remembering, to drift carelessly through our mind, to wander and find and to romantically entangle with our long lost thoughts.

KB.

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Voice Over by Martin Rosete

6 08 2013

A triumphant tripartite, that moves the heart, stimulates the mind and searches the soul. Winner of 44 awards and selected for 80 festivals, Voice Over explores the art of how a good script can dictate and shape. The voice over is almost lyrical, it is hypnotic and when combined with inventive and despairing life-threatening instances, as a viewer you cannot help but be entranced. The cinematography is magnificent, the astronaut-cave scene with its ominous redness, the elevated birds-eye view of the soldier crawling and the extreme long-shot that reveals the teetering, tipping boat that holds the fisherman’s perilous predicament. Then there is the twist. I shan’t give it away… This film showcases how a good script can really produce a fantastic film. Yet, for me there is another meaning to this film. I’m not sure if it’s the French-ness. The bleak scenarios that seem irreversible seemed to have a bit of the existentialist about it and I began to think of the work of Sartre and Camus. Or maybe it is the authorial, tyrannical, god-like narrator that rolls the dice always knowing the outcome. For me this film is about humanity’s infinite battle with its old time foe, life. It’s about the obstacles, challenges, problems, but it’s about how you deal with them. Do you allow your oxygen to expire, do you allow your issues affect your helping of others, do you allow yourself to be swept out to sea by the tide, to be held under to drown like so many others. Or, do you prevail, do you succeed, do you hold life with two hands and kiss her on the lips.

KB.

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Alexi Delano – Molar One

12 07 2013

When the Weekend says “Hello”, I like to reply with “Techno”. People of the world, feel uplifted, feel young, feel free. Embrace the summer, embrace your youth and allow Alexi Delano to musically manipulate your mind and your body. Feel the beat; grapple with its gritty, knotty texture. Bounce and shiver, shake and nod. Become a prisoner to the musical monotony, the infinite continuation of sound. The weekend has beckoned and now, you answer.

KB.

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Le Miroir by Antoine Tinguely and Laurent Fauchère

4 07 2013

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Who do you see? What will you be? “Le Miroir” shows us the evolution of life, conveying each step from child to adolescent, adolescent to adult and finally adult to elderly. The mirror becomes a portal for the audience as we intrude on the life of the “male”. The mirror does more than just physically present the male’s change. It acts as a narrative vehicle presenting the oscillating feelings of life, the male’s innocence, his romance, his anger, and his fragility. What is very interesting is actually how we view this male not through the mirror itself, but through a POV shot. The male becomes the “everyman” and thus we are the male. The short is “reflection” on the preciousness and finality of life and age, it exemplifies how we shall go through these changes and how ultimately we too, are always ticking towards our death. Interesting in presentation and slightly unnerving, this short makes us ponder our own individual selves, asking us to question, what will we be like in ten, twenty, sixty years time?

KB.

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