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Post by Epistemophobia » Sat May 03, 2014 10:40 pm

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A prostitute (Evdokia) meets a sergeant (Yorgos). They fall in love and get married after a short love affair. Her profession, however, is a barrier for their relationship. They try to stay together and overcome their inner conflicts, but the social environment crushes them.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sat May 03, 2014 10:41 pm

Will watch it this time, promise.
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Post by LEAVES » Sat May 03, 2014 10:56 pm

My internet speaks to me, sometimes. This time it says:

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Post by Epistemophobia » Sat May 03, 2014 10:57 pm

the best feeling in the world
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Post by wigwam » Sun May 04, 2014 12:01 am

are these not organized around viewing/discussion dates anymore? do the students just wander to and from the zoo or museum by their whims? my mommy won't sign that permission slip :(
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun May 04, 2014 2:03 am

Hey, I have this already
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Post by cloak » Sun May 04, 2014 2:04 am

Rogue student here. May watch.
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Post by snapper » Sun May 04, 2014 2:58 am

so in
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Post by snapper » Sun May 04, 2014 2:59 am

wigwam wrote:are these not organized around viewing/discussion dates anymore? do the students just wander to and from the zoo or museum by their whims? my mommy won't sign that permission slip :(
although yes when's our date
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* The Sun in a Net / Uher
** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
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Post by Epistemophobia » Sun May 04, 2014 3:02 am

i don't understand the need to coordinate...
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sun May 04, 2014 7:57 am

Yeah, fuck the system.
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Post by MrCarmady » Sun May 04, 2014 9:44 pm

this looks great, unlike that Bandy film. will try to squeeze in.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Sun May 04, 2014 10:08 pm

Bandy's was my favorite so far.

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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Sun May 04, 2014 10:47 pm

I must've murdered MrCarmady's mother

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Post by takeshi » Sun May 04, 2014 10:54 pm

That Bandy Film™
"your review shows me only that you dont understand anything about movies and that you are a untalented wanna bee filmmaker with no balls and no understanding what POSTAL is. you dont see courage because you are nothing. and no go to your mum and fuck her …because she cooks for you now since 30 years ..so she deserves it." — Uwe Boll
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Post by MrCarmady » Tue May 06, 2014 6:02 pm

I was just being a cock for no reason, obviously.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Fri May 09, 2014 6:05 am

I'll probably watch this tomorrow.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Sat May 10, 2014 12:31 am

I quite liked this. The performances carried a lot of energy, which paired well with the dynamic editing and camera work. When the tone shifted from one scene to the next the aesthetic was right there with it. From a drunken stupor to a rigid military exercise to the reckless abandon of young love, it all flowed and adapted with ease.

The quieter moments are made memorable by gorgeous use of deep focus, with natural lighting and vibrant colours. The most thematic of these wide compositions are returned to later on to great effect. It’s a classic tale told simply, but manages to achieve moments of genuine emotion and visceral drama. This is aided by a restrained yet powerful score, which creeps into scenes, bubbling up the intensity whenever it is needed.

Also, he must have a very strong jaw.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Sun May 11, 2014 5:48 pm

I'll watch this tonight.
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Post by snapper » Sun May 11, 2014 8:11 pm

This is the first week I haven't really had much time so I'll watch it soon!
Latest notable first-time viewings:

* The Sun in a Net / Uher
** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
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Post by kopello » Mon May 12, 2014 1:32 am

From a technical standpoint this is pretty fucking cool. Damianos has an assured style where almost every shot feels meticulously composed and framed creating an absolute gorgeous movie. Some of this is best displayed with the Sgt. and Evodkia's excursions into the forest earlier in the film. The story is alright. I was enjoying it at first due to Damianos' eye for shooting but the relationship of the two characters and the imposing societal limitations they deal with just wasn't enough to sustain my interest for the full runtime (and the introduction of the jealous man didn't add too much). Overall I'd say I enjoyed it but I think if it was more concise it'd be a much better film.
Epistemophobia wrote:Also, he must have a very strong jaw.
Yeesh. That part made me cringe.
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Post by snapper » Wed May 14, 2014 9:22 am

watching now
Latest notable first-time viewings:

* The Sun in a Net / Uher
** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
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Post by snapper » Thu May 15, 2014 5:59 am

This was not great, but it was interesting. It starts out on this tenor of shrillness that it only gradually eases into - by the end some of the hysteria seems appropriate, the emotional (and physical) violence is shocking and disquieting. But for the bulk of it I had no idea what was going on or why I was being asked to care. Stylistically it is always stimulating, though, oscillating between a kind of grimy, grey-blue realism and a heavily aestheticized melange of pinks, blues and oranges.

What I found most interesting was the film's focus on dance. These were the most interesting and energising passages - the zeibekiko at the beginning, Evdokia's dance with her mother(-in-law?) - but what was most fascinating was how the characters parlayed their own, non-musical interactions into forms of choreography, ie. the soldiers' drill routines, the brutal beating at the end and Evdokia's self-destruction, the swing scene and, perhaps most notably, the lovemaking/fight on the beach (which was my favourite scene probably).

There's a lot of good here but it doesn't seem connected or meaningful, necessarily. Interesting watch though.
Latest notable first-time viewings:

* The Sun in a Net / Uher
** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
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Post by snapper » Thu May 15, 2014 11:38 am

Who does the next one?
Latest notable first-time viewings:

* The Sun in a Net / Uher
** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Thu May 15, 2014 8:53 pm

I'm probably still going to watch this at some point
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Post by snapper » Fri May 16, 2014 4:26 am

I'm happy to grab #6 as I did last time if no one else watches and discusses, I have some ideas
Latest notable first-time viewings:

* The Sun in a Net / Uher
** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Fri May 16, 2014 6:05 pm

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OK, I really liked this and wanted to write something more profound, but it's more important to get something up, so. Agree with snapper about the use of/allusions to dance. (Soldiers doing dressage, ha!) The music and rhythms and choreographed action are what make this work for me. Especially since the dialogue (bad subtitles?) is so cryptic at points that we're forced to watch for clues in their movements, like interpretive dance. Still, the story comes through, and it's all enjoyable, anyway. The way he filmed some things (including the most terrible) from far away reminded me of Jancsó, while the frenzy of the close-up shots is very early-Parajanov. And, speaking of frenzy, Maria Vassiliou is pure emotional energy, swinging from despair to euphoria and back again.
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Post by snapper » Fri May 16, 2014 8:11 pm

the baaaaaaaad post-dubbing really distracted me at points, lol
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* The Sun in a Net / Uher
** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
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Post by Epistemophobia » Fri May 16, 2014 8:41 pm

bad dubbing warms my heart
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:58 pm

Epistemophobia wrote:When the tone shifted from one scene to the next the aesthetic was right there with it. From a drunken stupor to a rigid military exercise to the reckless abandon of young love, it all flowed and adapted with ease.
Yes! I liked how the characters reflect this tone, too. The moments of formal rigor, which recall Theo Angelopoulos in both AR and colours (perhaps? no?) seem a reflection of the sergeant and his military discipline. The film's lighter, more musical sequences, on the other hand, embody Evdokia's youthful abandon and joie de vivre. As a character, she reminded me a lot of Fellini's Cabiria: sprightly, innocent despite her trade, and perhaps too quick to place trust in people.

I also enjoyed how the camera tends often to intrude on the characters and their intimacy, of course representing the social pressure put upon them from all angles. Theirs is a private affair, but they are never really alone: that one scene where they are surrounded on the beach (?) is a good reflection of this, with that intimidating circle of strangers. Like the barren landscape upon which few few green things grow, their love is trampled and withered before it has even truly sprouted.
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