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  • Portrait

    Portrait

    ★★★

    Accompaniment: Lonely Fire (Miles Davis, 1974)

  • The Cherry Tree with Gray Blossoms

    The Cherry Tree with Gray Blossoms

    ★★★★½

    Glad I waited out for subtitles to watch this; one of few instances where the narration enforces the image rather than detracts from it.

    A lyrical reflection on time, in both it's longing, and as others have noted, ephemerality (there really is no better a word). The eponymous tree bears witness, an embodiment of a weary history, from it's grafted roots, knobbled bark and crutched arms, crippled from the cycles of coming and going, birth, death, loss and grief. Despite…

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  • Labor of Love

    Labor of Love

    Representing a transient evolving consciousness, each moment translating the image of the last into a new experience.

    I've never had such a different experiences by just changing the way in which I watch a film. Watching from a distance on my tv rather than just on my laptop gave it so much more room to breath and allowed new images to come to the fore; I can't even imagine how good it would be to see this projected.

    Some very…

  • The Bloodettes

    The Bloodettes

    ★★★★

    Before the screening of this film there was a note that read "Please note: The quality of the image differs from usual expectations" and I have to assume that they meant that it massively exceeds any and all assumptions of form and convention.

    Les Saignantes operates entirely in an oneiric register, from the neon glow, jittery editing and deep droning reverberations. But most notably, through the repetitions of movements, sounds and images Bekolo evokes an extreme form of the dream…