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 »
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 »
Last December, LDWT followed, as a media partner, an interesting exhibition: Avvistamenti.
This edition hosted a retrospective dedicated to the work of a very interesting Italian artist, Carlo Michele Schirinzi, who is young but with a long activity behind him, ranging from experimental film to video art. Born if 1974, Carlo Michele Schirinzi is an artist with a great cultural background. Among his sources of inspiration we can mention authors such as Samul Beckett, Cervantes and Carmelo Bene, or artists such as Paolo Uccello and Rothko or musicians such as Giuseppe Verdi, Dead Kennedys and Morrissey. Schirinzi has been awarded by some of the major Italian festivals like Pesaro and Torino, and last year his Eco da luogo colpito (Echo from a hit place) was selected for the 68th Venice International Film Festival in the section Controcampo Italiano. We met him in Molfetta, in a very old fashioned cinema, where Avvistamenti took place. So this is the nice interview he kindly gave to us. Have a good reading. Read the rest of this entry »
Cineclub Canudo presents the 9th edition of Avvistamenti, the International Exhibition of Video Art and Art Films, organized and directed by Daniela Di Niso and Antonio Musci and sponsored by the Region of Puglia. The event, which opens December 14 at 20.30, will be held at the Odeon Cinema in Molfetta – Bari (Italy), until December 16 2011. The program is divided into two sections, the first of which is a solo exhibition dedicated to the most self-sufficient and original Italian filmmakers, Carlo Michele Schirinzi. The other section is a group show titled Made in Italy, prepared by the organizers and film critic Bruno Di Marino, dedicated to the most interesting exponents of the Italian electronic, visual and, starting from this year, also sound arts. Read the rest of this entry »
Many of the videos that in the past two years made people shout to the jewel or masterpiece, were thought and, perhaps, realized in Barcelona, a city that has become known for its artistic and cultural vitality, firmly tied to the indie music.
It’s in Barcelona, in fact, that 3 guys, fallen in love with video, have given rise to a collective. They are Luis Cerveró, Nicolás Méndez and Lope Serrano and have directed dozens of videos from 2002, mostly for Spanish independent bands. In 2008 they founded the production company Canada, the name they use to sign their products actually. Read the rest of this entry »
It all started about 5 months ago, with the video for The Morning, by the enigmatic R’n'B reformer The Weeknd. And when two big mysteries cross, the story always takes an interesting turn. High 5 Collective is a group of film makers and artists – who could be easily called subversive – based in LA, and since the day on which they loaded on the internet that video, they have thrown the world of music videos production, recently glossy and very stiff, in disarray. “We make art for artists that inspire us“, they say. Without any other limitation. Official or unofficial videos? Authorized or unauthorized ones? Hard to say, but ultimately who really cares! Read the rest of this entry »
Love And Dishwasher Tablets. The sublime and the mundane of everyday life. The unspeakable too often spoken about and the underappreciated too often forgotten.
It all comes from three couldn’t-be-more-different friends and years of passion and commitment, as journalists, radio broadcasters, djs or simply avid followers, to music, cinema, photography.
One night, and one glass of red wine too many, we talked about a place to share our thoughts, connect with likeminded people, give back what we get. And hey presto, we invented The Weblog.
Sobered up, the idea has stayed nonetheless and here’s the result. Like its pin(-up) girl, LDWT is sitting on the edge of an immense pool, dipping its toes with curiosity and excitement.
We’ll listen to new music, we’ll admire the visual talent of photographers, painters, videomakers which cross music paths so stunningly these days, we’ll queue at cinemas for that midnight screening of some unheard-of filmmaker. And then we’ll return here to do what we’ve always done. Talk about it. Never forgetting to fill that glass of wine once more.
“Primrose Hill, Staten Island, Chalk Farm, Massif Central, Gospel Oak, Sao Paolo, Boston Manor, Costa Rica, Arnos Grove, San Clemente, Tufnell Park, Gracetown, York Way”. (Saint Etienne, Girl VII)
Our quest as a never ending swimming to the closest and the furthest away places.
Leave the safe shore with us.
Where will we go next?