Posts Tagged ‘Cinema’
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 »
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 »
It is always difficult to establish if a cinema year is generally best or worse of the preceding one, the cinema and the art in general are as the wine: it is necessary a little time to fully appreciate its qualities. And therefore it will seem entirely hazardous, but it doesn’t disturb us at all, if we expose us with to say that 2011 has not probably seen a superior middle quality than that of the 2010. We instead are sure that there have been, in this year that is about to end, some undisputed masterpieces, and never word more misused, in this moment, returns to its native meaning. Read the rest of this entry »
“Syndromes” is a short film directed by the young and talented Kristoffer Borgli. “Syndromes” is also the second album by The Golden Filter, the New York electronic duo consisting of Penelope Trappes (vocals) and Stephen Hindman (synthesizers). “Syndromes” is a rare case of a movie whose music is not simply a soundtrack but the reason for the movie itself to exist in the first place. After watching its eleven minutes, a haunting story of a young girl and her healing powers, her relationship with her mother and with ill people, shot against norwegian landscapes which are as green and lush as they are unforgiving, we needed to know more. So we spoke to Stephen and Kristoffer, who told us the story of this experiment; in the style of our Cross Paths section, each from his own side. Read the rest of this entry »
The Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia – this is the lovely extended name of the Festival – opens today its 68th edition, even though yesterday there was a kind of pre-opening in which the television played a huge role. In fact, the two films premiered yesterday have (more than) a little to do with the TV. Read the rest of this entry »