Filmfestivalen 2015

Filmfestivalen 2015

Release the Draken!

I'm a bit concerned. For the last gazillion years, or at least twelve, I have been volunteering at Göteborg Filmfestival, working alongside the awesomest people at the best picture house in all the land, leaving me free to watch as many films as possible at my leisure. As such, I didn't need to plan so much ahead and buy tickets, I could just watch any film that happened to be the talk of the town at a whim. This year, however, I attend the movie extravaganza as a regular Joe, wielding tickets and all. It will feel different, but I just know, once I sink down in those comfy chairs, that the screen will, as it always does, take me away to far off places, to meet interesting, lovely, sordid, boring and hilarious people. And experience films I will, wielding tickets and all.

/Martin

....The year's

ShortsPosted by Martin 2015-02-14 22:26:10

Best director:

Martti Helde

In the Crosswind

Baldvin Z

Vonarstræti (Life in a fishbowl)

Isao Takahata

Kaguyahime no monogatari

Sophie Hyde

52 Tuesdays

Jason Reitman

Men, women and children

Best lead:

Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Del Herbert-Jane

52 Tuesdays

Stellan Skarsgård

In order of disappearance

Julianne Moore

Still Alice

David Gulpilil

Charilie's Country

Hera Hilmar

Vonarstræti (Life in a fishbowl)

Best supporting:

Þorsteinn Bachmann

Vonarstræti (Life in a fishbowl)

Alicia Vikander

Ex Machina

Erica Rivas

Relatos salvajes (Wild tales)

Jonathan Pryce

Listen up Philip

Judy Greer

Men, women and children

Best ensemble:

Vonarstræti (Life in a fishbowl)

Ex Machina

Men, women and children

Relatos salvajes (Wild tales)

Hide & Seek

Best film:

Vonarstræti (Life in a fishbowl)

Kaguyahime no monogatari

Relatos salvajes (Wild tales)

The Voices

52 Tuesdays


The winners will be presented further down.

As per tradition, or an old charter, or something, I thought it’s worth mentioning this year’s….

....animated:

Kaguyahime no monogatari

....cinema:

Draken (thanks to the staff, the screen, the theatre, the sound system, the chairs….)

....low-point:

Ngoui truyen giong (The inseminator)

....shortage:

Pre-films

....best seat:

In the middle of the row by the second lamp, Draken

....should be caught at the cinema:

Inherent Vice

....documentary:

1989

....damn that I didn't get to see that one:

Tu dors Nicole

....cinematography:

Erik Põllumaa, In the Crosswinds

….future promise:

Yuno Sakamoto

….I met Lassie

Nope. didn't meet Lassie this year. Perhaps she fell down the bloody well?

….reading:

The Program and A Feast of Crows by George RR Martin

....most GFF 1992-2004:

Relatos salvajes (Wild tales)

….most uneven

Still the water

….set/production design

Udo Kramer, The Voices

….theme:

Deceit, distance, desperation

....vignette film:

Clips from various films in the program, with the Dragon logo cleverly hidden, or in plain sight

….weather:

Cold & snowy, then cold and damp, then cold and snowy again.

….screenplay:

Alex Ross Perry, Listen up Philip

….villain

Putin

….Bechdel spread

50% pass

….most frequent actor

Anna Kendrick

….transport

Bike, pimped for winter; walking boots

….Skarsgård:

In order of disappearance

OK, so who won? Well:

Best director:

Martti Helde

In the Crosswind

Best lead:

Julianne Moore

Still Alice

Best supporting:

Erica Rivas

Relatos salvajes (Wild tales)

Best ensemble:

Men, women and children

Best film:

Kaguyahime no monogatari

And that’s all folks.

Film. Filmfilmfilm.





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Startsladden (The jump cable)

ShortsPosted by Martin 2015-01-28 23:53:21

Celluloidrelay, by misc, Sweden 2014-15

A collection of shortfilms, eligible for the short film award 'Startsladden' (roughly translated The jump cable) in a feature length package. As usual, some films are better than others.


Audition by Lovisa Sirén: 3 couches of 6
Värn (Reduit) by John Skoog: 0 slabs of 6
Jag vill nå dig (I want to reach you) by Victor Lindgren: 3 dances of 6
Mommy by Milad Alami: 4 toddlers of 6
Pojkarna (Boys) by Isabella Carbonell: 2 juvenile delinquents of 6
Punkt 9: val av andre vice talman (Second Deputy Speaker) by Maximilien Van Aertryck: 3 blanks of 6
Stoerre Vaerie (Norra Storfjället/Northern Great Mountain) by Amanda Kernell: 2 reindeer of 6
Cupcake by Jane Magnusson: 1 conjugal bed of 6

Bechdel test: 2 pass, 6 fail

On average: 2,25 sockets of 6




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