Misc

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Slow Cinema on Tumblr

The Art(s) of Slow Cinema has made its snail way to Tumblr. This will not replace this website at all. Fear not! I keep returning to the photographic beauty of specific shots in slow films,…


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The invisible princes

When I watched Lav Diaz’s Death in the Land of Encantos again, I had a nice encounter with a prince, the prince of the black dwarfs to be exact. The main character’s mother, who ends up…


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Alimuom – Benjamin Agusan (poetry)

Benjamin Agusan is a fictional poet in Lav Diaz’s Death in the Land of Encantos (2007). A great poet on the verge of losing his sanity. He is also, in some ways, the alter ego of Diaz,…


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Happy Slow Year 2014

Here it is, the New Year. I hope you all had a lovely Hogmanay and New Year’s day in your respective countries around the world. I also hope that you have some significant New Year’s…


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The Side-Effects of Slow Cinema Studies

Out of the blue, my partner wondered this morning whether he was becoming slower in his brains. In the same context, he mentioned his viewing of slow films with me. I had some questions about…


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Slow Film Advent Calendar

It’s almost Christmas time, and this blog had its first (slow) anniversary yesterday. On 25 November 2012, I published the first (very brief) entry. I would have never imagined this blog to develop in the…


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Slow Retirements

It came as a shock to cinephiles in 2011 when Hungarian director Béla Tarr announced that The Turin Horse would be his last film. I was fortunate to be at the Q&A session the Edinburgh…


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Lav Diaz Official Website

This is a short blog post to promote the new, official website of slow-film director Lav Diaz from the Philippines. If you’re interested in his work, there’s quite a bit on the website already, but…


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Southcliffe is Slow

Is it really? The new four-part drama on Channel 4 received substantial attention before the first episode went on air. This was not only due to the rather sensitive issues of trauma, loss and grief….