Films

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Slow – The Film

It’s been quite a while now that I got totally excited about Bovines, a French (slow) film about cows, made by Emmanuel Gras. It sounds ridiculous, but the film was amazing. I’m still fascinated by…


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Slow Cinema at Cannes 2013

Apichatpong’s victory over the recently more and more Americanised Cannes Festival happened before my time as a slow fanatic… So I see yesterday’s news as a fantastic thing: Lav Diaz’s new film Norte, Hangganan ng…


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Post Tenebras Lux – Carlos Reygadas

Before you read this post, please be aware that it contains spoilers. If you intend to watch the film in future, I’d advise you not to read it. Or to forget about what you’ve read….


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The Effects of Music and Dialogue

Yesterday’s screening of Apichatpong’s Mekong Hotel in Glasgow made it obvious to me how problematic the term Slow Cinema is. The name Apichatpong Weerasethakul appears almost everywhere you look for something written on Slow Cinema. His…


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Diary of a Young Boy

This is the title of Tsai Ming-liang’s new film. There isn’t a lot of information out there. What I could find was that the film is in post-production, and that the distribution rights are held…


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Mekong Hotel @ Glasgow Film Festival

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest (short) film Mekong Hotel (extract) will be screened at the Glasgow Film Festival in February. The screening will be preceded by Walker. Find details about screening times and locations here.


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Tsai Ming-Liang – Visage (2009)

Let us recall some of the characteristics that are usually associated with Slow Cinema; unknown actors / actresses, tendency to frame characters in medium or long shots, little dialogue, if any. Naturally, there are always…


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Tsai Ming-liang – Walker

After films such as I don’t want to sleep alone, The Wayward Cloud, and What Time is it there? [I apologise for this trailer, it’s the only one I could find and it’s Hollywoodian advertising of a slow…


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Florentina Hubaldo, CTE at Cinemanila 2012

After the success here in Europe, Lav Diaz’ latest film Florentina Hubaldo CTE has finally had its premiere in the Philippines, at the 14th Cinemanila International Film Festival. I hope to post a short review…