Thursday, 27 January 2011

Presenting: Cinema Strange

Starting on February 1st the E-Film Blog will be taking a departure into unfamiliar territory with the start of Cinema Strange, a new feature that will be delving into the worlds of surrealist, experimental, avant-garde, arthouse, horror and exploitation cinema - this may seem like a wide spectrum, and it is, but the purpose of the feature is to highlight and explore works of world cinema that take risks, present unusual scenarios and use mise-en-scène to show us things that we've never seen before - things that are obscure, challenging, frustrating, offensive, enlightening. The feature will last between 2 - 3 months and will also run alongside my Kenji Mizoguchi review and the completion of my Powell & Pressburger and Long Goodbye seasons (both delayed due to internet problems). More will be revealed in the coming days but for now I provide a list of the films and filmmakers that I will be profiling on this journey. Keep coming back... there will be updates (in alphabetical order)...

A Trip To The Moon / Le voyage dans la lune (Georges Méliès, 1902)
Andy Warhol's Bad (Jed Johnson, 1977)
The Beast / La bête (Walerian Borowczyk, 1975)
Black Cat / Gatto nero (Lucio Fulci, 1981)
Black Sun (Gary Tarn, 2005)
Blue (Derek Jarman, 1993)
The Bronx Warriors / 1990: I guerrieri del Bronx (Enzo G. Castellari, 1982)
Cat Soup / Nekojiru-so (Tatsuo Sato, 2001)
Central Bazaar (Stephen Dwoskin, 1976)
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Peter Greenaway, 1989)
Daisies / Sedmikrásky (Vera Chytilová, 1966)
Dougal And The Blue Cat / Pollux et le chat bleu (Serge Danot, 1970)
Dreams That Money Can Buy (Hans Richter, 1947)
El Topo (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1971)
Escape From The Bronx / Fuga dal Bronx (Enzo G. Castellari, 1983)
Eyes Without A Face / Les yeux sans visage (Georges Franju, 1960)
The Face Of Another / Tanin no kao (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1966)
The Fall (Tarsem Singh, 2006)
Fantastic Planet / La planète sauvage (René Laloux, 1973)
Female Perversions (Susan Streitfeld, 1996)
The Fiend (Robert Hartford-Davis, 1972)
The Five Obstructions / De fem benspænd (Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier, 2003)
Forbidden Zone (Richard Elfman, 1982)
Funeral Parade Of Roses / Bara no sôretsu (Toshio Matsumoto)
Gaea Girls (Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams, 2000)
Herostratus (Don Levy, 1967)
The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973)
The Hour-Glass Sanatorium / Sanatorium pod klepsydra (Wojciech Has, 1973)
Hour Of The Wolf / Vargtimmen (Ingmar Bergman, 1968)
House (Hausu) (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977)
Innocence (Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2004)
In The Realm Of The Senses / Ai no korîda (Nagisa Ôshima, 1976)
Jubilee (Derek Jarman, 1978)
The King Is Alive (Kristian Levring, 2000)
Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1982)
Kwaidan / Kaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1964)
La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962)
The Last Of England (Derek Jarman, 1988)
Meshes Of The Afternoon (Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid, 1943)
Morgiana (Juraj Herz, 1972)
The New Barbarians / I nuovi barbari (Enzo G. Castellari, 1983)
The Ninth Configuration (William Peter Blatty, 1980)
The Phantom Of Liberty / Le fantôme de la liberté (Luis Buñuel, 1974)
Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981)
Possible Worlds (Robert Lepage, 2000)
Powaqqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1988)
Profound Desires Of The Gods / Kamigami no Fukaki Yokubo (Shôhei Imamura, 1968)
Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon, 1985)
Ratman / Quella villa in fondo al parco (Giuliano Carnimeo, 1988)
The Saddest Music In The World (Guy Maddin, 2003)
Salò, or the 120 Days Of Sodom / Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975)
The Saragossa Manuscript / Rekopis znaleziony w Sargossie (Wojciech Has, 1965)
Schizopolis (Steven Soderbergh, 1996)
Separation (Jack Bond, 1968)
Shinjuku Boys (Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams, 1995)
Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006)
Tropical Malady / Sud pralad (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
Un chien andalou (Luis Buñuel, 1929)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives / Loong boonmee raleuk chat (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
Week End (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
Werckmeister Harmonies / Werckmeister harmóniák (Béla Tarr, 2000)
Woman Of The Dunes / Suna no onna (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)

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