There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways of Showing a Man Getting on a Horse (Nicolás Zukerfeld, Argentina)

By Devika Girish / December 22, 2020

By Devika Girish The films of Nicolás Zukerfeld pit images against words, staging wily games of onscreen meaning-making. Literary miscellanea often spur the ambulatory narratives of the Argentine director’s works: a mysterious letter opens into two Rashomon-esque views of a street encounter in the short La distancia entre las cosas (2008); annotated articles and battered…

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TIFF Day 7: Century of Birthing / Dark Horse / The Invader / You’re Next

By cscope2 / September 15, 2011

Century of Birthing (Lav Diaz, The Philippines)—Visions By Christoph Huber If you want the entire experience of the 68th Venice Film Festival bottled up into one grand (almost) six-hour marathon, surely there’s no better way than Lav Diaz’s Orizzonti sidebar closer, which was—as always seems to be the case with Venice screenings of the Filiipono…

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Web Only | Festivals: Hot Docs

By Brandon Wee / September 1, 2009

By Brandon Wee There’s something telling about the subject index that is sometimes found in the back pages of a film festival’s catalogue or in its publicity materials. Perpetually overstuffed, festivals often offer help to both the seasoned viewer and casual visitor by breaking down the vastness of its content into broad fields of interest.…

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