Kotoko is the new film directed by the visionary cult director Tsukamoto Shinya , born as a collaboration with the Japanese singer-songwriter Cocco, whose songs had already used in the previous Vital (2004), and here instead plays the role of the protagonist, offering different vocal performances, as well as collaborating on the design of the interior décor as production designer. Read the rest of this entry »
This weird 2012 has been definitely a year full of very beautiful music videos and, above all, a year of confirmation for many promising directors who in 2011 raised high expectations. In general, the best videos have few special effects (or at least they are not the bulk of the work) and tell strange stories, sometimes funny, sometimes incredibly painful. Like life, after all. This list is not exhaustive and is not a ranking but only the result of a choice, acceptable or not. Enjoy and see you next year. Read the rest of this entry »
Photographer, visual artist, filmmaker and sculptor, Cosimo Terlizzi is an eclectic and versatile artist who, despite his age, has already gained a strong artistic identity and an international success. His works have been exhibited in lots of museums and galleries in Italy and in Europe, such as the MACRO in Rome, the Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea of Trento, the Merz Foundation in Turin or the National Museum of Wroclaw in Poland and his films have been screened in different film festivals, such as the International Film Festival of Rome, the Milano Film Festival the London International Documentary Festival, Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage Méditerranéen of Marseille and France Doc in Paris. He’s represented in Italy by Traffic Gallery in Bergamo.
We reached him between a trip and another for festivals and this is the interview that encloses the pleasant chat with him about his work, his poetry and his background. Read the rest of this entry »
Musicians are human beings. Ok, we know it’s such an obvious thing but in times when the web is the main way to listen to music, the feelings and the faces of music makers are often hidden. We sat and talked with a man who comes from Specchia, a beautiful village in Southern Italy. A composer who hides himself behind two masks (Gabriele Panico and Larssen Industrie), trying to fight this forced hide-and-go-seek. We guess we succeded. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Gabriele Panico (or Larssen Industrie?…) Read the rest of this entry »
Rock documentaries, like them or hate them, usually seem to go either for the remorseful or celebratory path. A rise to heaven or a descent to hell, occasionally within the same story. “Better Than Something”, however, is something else. Evolving from a shorter project called “Waiting For Something”, filmmakers Ian Markiewicz and Alex Hammond sought out to tell the story of prolific punk rocker Jay Reatard, whose profile was clearly on the rise after signing to Matador at the beginning of 2008 and releasing the following year his best and most successful record “Watch Me Fall”, and to better understand Jimmy Lindsey, the young, complex man behind the Reatard moniker, whose musical and personal journey had started as a teenager, struggling to get inner peace. Read the rest of this entry »
And it’s 65. 65 editions. But like all women of class, the Festival de Cannes does not show its age.
Indeed, it seems like a tough and handsome twenty years old girl.
This edition, signed by the still close couple Jacob-Fremaux, comes with a truly remarkable program. The first impression, reading the names of present authors, is that Cannes has ensured the best. Ken Loach, David Cronenberg, Wes Anderson, Michael Haneke, via Alain Resnais, Abbas Kiarostami and Walter Salles. And we’re just browsing through the list of the films in Competition. Read the rest of this entry »
Ca.Co. Fest (Cartoons & Comics) is a comprehensive two-day multi-disciplinary arts project entirely dedicated to comics and animated short films. For its inaugural year, Ca.Co. Fest will celebrate the wonderful world of illustration and animation through a wide range of activities including exhibitions, special screenings, workshops, meetings, editorial presentations, artistic and live music performances. Taking place at Socrate Occupato in Bari, Italy, Ca.Co. Fest is a self-produced project and will run on April 21st and 22nd. Read the rest of this entry »
“Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me”, a group art exhibition celebrating David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, will be on display from April 21 to May 12, 2012 at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Following last year’s Twin Peaks 20th Anniversary Art Exhibit, In The Trees – which took place at Clifton’s Brookdale in downtown Los Angeles – this exhibition will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of David Lynch’s film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” (1992). The show, curated by producer Rob Wilson in association with David Lynch, will host new works by the artists from the previous exhibition, scale model sculptures of the town of Twin Peaks by stop-motion animation legend, Bruce Bickford and works from David Lynch and three artists who had acting roles in the film and series, James Marshall (James Hurley), Grace Zabriskie (Sarah Palmer) and Richard Beymer (Benjamin Horne). Check out a sneak peek at the exhibition preview after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
If you watched the latest music video for Spiritualized’s “Hey Jane” – the first single from their new album “Light Sweet Sweet Heart” – you would surely wonder who is the director behind this 10 minutes masterpiece, whose almost half consists of one of the most beautiful sequence shot ever seen in a music video. Well, the answer to this question is: AG Rojas. Read the rest of this entry »