Filmfestivalen 2016

Filmfestivalen 2016

Film, film, film....

Another epic journey is coming up! I plan to go to such varied and diverse places as Colombia, Parallell Paris, India and Iran, and even travel through time, space and dreams. It's a cineastic journey, though. My flights will be the lobby, my accommodation will be the comfy chairs and my tour guides will be movie directors. It's time, again, for Göteborg Film Festival!

Dreams Rewired - Artmetamentary by Thomas Tode, Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart

DocumentaryPosted by Martin 2016-03-11 17:32

The early history of film has seldom been told as playfully and visually innovative as this, and Tilda Swinton's narration is the perfect blend of cheerfulness and gravitas. Clever in-frame jokes and a loving approach to the silliness of yesteryear hold this otherwise pretty nonsensical film well above water.

Failed the Bechdel test

3 landlines with operators of 6

L'humour à mort (Je suis Charlie) - docucommentary by Daniel Leconte, Emmanuel Leconte

DocumentaryPosted by Martin 2016-02-02 22:51

Roughly a year after the horrible murders at Charlie Hebdo comes a documentary about the event. And that's pretty much all there is to it. Talking heads, archive footage, some of the hate triggering drawings. Instead of crossing the line in the same way as the magazine portrayed, blasphemously challenging the religitards, Leconte just goes tepid on a hot topic.

It might have been better had I been more subdued in French satire tradition, but as it is, this was just 'meh'. And that's not the reaction you want for a work depicting something as controversial as the events of January 7th 2015.

Failed the Bechdel test

2 arses of 6