Films to watch

Last Year at Marienbad, 1961

10.11.2017 — by Lolita Kvit


Originally "L'Année Dernière à Marienbad"
Directed by: Alain Resnais
Produced by: Pierre Courau, Raymond Froment, Robert Dorfmann, Anatole Daumann
Country: France, Italy
Language: French
Running time: 94 minutes

Keywords: desorienting, 60's, new wave, French, romantic, surrealism, dream, castle, myths, aesthethic delight, dramatic, love, irrational, muddle, vagueness.

Plot in few words: At a social gathering at a château or baroque hotel, a man approaches a woman. He claims they met the year before at Marienbad and is convinced that she is waiting there for him. The woman insists they have never met.

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Reasons 2 watch: 
- Immense visual and audial delight
- Other-wordly organ solo 
- Iconic French new wave masterpiece
- Atmosphere of the haut monde 
- Baroque interiors

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VD Choice: Be ready to let yourself dissolve it a tottaly tangled, vague and surreal but unspeakably aesthetical masterpiece by Alain Resnais. It would be impossible for any of us to reach the truth and reality but the only thing that is left is to enjoy the delights of enigma in this film and strange baroque chateau decorations. The film continually creates an ambiguity in the spatial and temporal aspects of what it shows, and creates uncertainty in the mind of the spectator about the causal relationships between events. Its dreamlike nature has both fascinated and baffled viewers; many have hailed the work as a masterpiece, while others consider it incomprehensible.  This film was the main inspiration for Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Spring–Summer 2011 collection. Lagerfeld's show was complete with a fountain and a modern replica of the film's famous garden. Since costumes for this film were done by Coco Chanel, Lagerfeld drew his inspiration from the film and combined the film's gardens with those at Versailles.


Films to watch

Kill Your Darlings, 2013

26.09.2017 — by Maria Grib

Directed by John Krokidas
Produced by Michael Benaroya, Christine Vachon, Rose Ganguzza, Jared Ian Goldman, John Krokidas
Country : United States
Language : English
Box office :  $1 030 064
Running time : 104 minutes









Key words
:  40’s, poets, New York, cigarettes, jazz, murder, paranoia, books, the Beat Generation.





Plot in few words : The story is about the college days of some of the earliest members of the Beat Generation (Lucien Carr, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac), their interactions, and the killing in Riverside Park in Manhattan, New York City.


Reasons 2 watch :
– based on real events
– amazing jazz music
– unexpected turn of actions
– perfect cast
– breakes your heart
– atmosphere of New York in 40’s




Be careful, you are not in Wonderland. I’ve heard the strange madness long growing in your soul, in your isolation but you fortunate in your ignorance. You who have suffered find where love hides, give, share, lose, lest we die unbloomed.

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VD choice : If you are ready to open your mind and heart for the next experiences for the characters, then this movie definitely suits you. While watching it, you don’t notice how you are transferred to New York in the 1940s. The film has everything from sincere love to murder. Music perfectly complements the movie, so you you will be puzzled and delighted.

Films to watch

Beyond The Black Rainbow, 2010

14.08.2017 — by Lolita Kvit

Directed by: Panos Cosmatos
Produced by: Oliver Linsley, Christia Nordstokke
Country: Canada
Language: English
Budget: 1,1 $ million
Box Office: 56, 491 $
Running Time: 110 minutes

Keywords: futuristic, 80's, science, captivity, sedatives, spirituality, drug experience, minimalism, neons, psyсhic violence, hypnotic, transcendence, psychedelics, avant-garde, surrealism, insane, hallucinate.

Plot in few words: Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.


Reasons 2 Watch:
- Dazzling visuals
- Futuristic locations and shots
- Neon lights!
- Deep, resonating audio
- Surrealistic and totally unusual atmosphere
VD Choice: The best option for you is to let yourself be totally absorbed by hypnotic atmosphere and soundtracks of this 80's/surrealistic/futuristic masterpiece filmed by Panos Cosmatos. Not everyone is able to appreciate this work but it is definitely worth watching (especially for those who are keen on visual aesthetics, symmetry, complex plot and hidden metaphors).



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