Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ah, Madagascar!

Films this year:

76.César Paes, Angano, angano (1989)

A masterpiece of ethnographic documentary. "Angano" means folk-tale in Malgache. The film follows nicely the lives of people on the island of Madagascar and how traditional storytelling lives on to teach people a cosmology and the way to deal with their reality.

Astonishingly beautiful sceneries appear unexpectedly. Highly recommended.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

In Berlin

Films this year:

75. Tom Tykwer, Run, Lola, Run (1998)

Watched this for the first time in a decade... still lovely after these years. And as was expected, some graduate students who watched it with me loved it immensely. Now is the time for some slow action...