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Possesion

The Untamed, dir. Amat Escalante│After employing social realism in focusing on cartel drug war in his previous work, Heli, which won the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, Mexican director Amat Escalante explores another dirty side of Mexican reality, appalled by the lack of humanity of a news article titled „Faggot Drowned”…. Read more »

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Freak, but never a hippie

Eat That Question-Frank Zappa in His Own Words, dir.  Thorsten Schutte│How to capture an artist who played multiple instruments, composed, conducted and produced a wide range of music, as well as directed films and acted in them? Frank Zappa was a complex personality, a self proclaimed „freak, but never a hippie”, who was a puzzle… Read more »

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Matrix

Creative Control, dir. Benjamin Dickinson│David skrupulatnie buduje sobie wielopiętrowy, wirtualny świat. W pracy konstruuje kampanię reklamową dla nowej generacji okularów pozwalających widzieć rzeczywistość w lepszych barwach. W głowie żyje fantazjami na temat potencjalnego romansu z dziewczyną kolegi. W domu – przechodzi kryzys, z którym nie może sobie dać rady.

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Glorious Madness

Aloys, dir. Tobias Nölle │Tobias Nölle’s engrossing tale of a highly distinctive Swiss private eye called Aloys is perhaps the first film of 2016 which has truly made me get excited and want to start bouncing off the walls like an excessively caffeinated critic. Remarkably only Nölle’s second feature, this movie represents filmmaking with its thinking… Read more »

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A Tale on a Tail

Zoology, dir. Ivan I. Tverdovskiy│“It’s never too late to grow a tail” and know when not to do a film out of a mere whim. Following his awarded debut, Class Corrections, Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s second film focuses on a concept that is both the film’s catalyst and its weapon of self-destruction. A film cannot be… Read more »

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If you can’t beat them, eat them

The Neon Demon, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn│We’ve all been subjected to the unimaginable question of would you rather give up food or sex– a no-win situation that strikes a similar chord of hesitancy to Sophie’s choice. However, we are rarely asked which we would rather be, a delectable dessert or a form of foreplay. Nicolas… Read more »

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Piękna i bestia

Suntan, dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos│ „Jedni mają dostęp do przyjemności, inni nie – dokładnie tym tematem chciałem się zająć w „Suntan”. Pojechałem na wyspę, na którą jeżdżę co roku – wyspę słynącą zresztą z dzikich imprez – i przyglądałem się jej gościom. Wtedy podjąłem decyzję, że opowiem historię z punktu widzenia człowieka, który do przyjemności dostępu… Read more »

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Fałszywe lądowanie

Operation Avalanche, dir. Matt Johnson│Poziom sztuczności sięga w “Operation Avalanche” zenitu – mamy fałszywy dokument, fałszywych reżyserów, fałszywe lądowanie na Księżycu i fałszywe odtworzenie fałszywego lądowania na Księżycu. A to jeszcze nie koniec piramidy intryg, jaką w swoim filmie zaserwował Matt Johnson.

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Life is not a tragedy

My Life as a Courgette, dir. Claude Barras│ Céline Sciamma’s 2014 film Girlhood impressed with its depiction of a young girl’s coming-of-age in the Parisian banlieue. Refusing any sugar-coating of the social and more personal difficulties faced by its central character, Sciamma nonetheless demonstrated her belief in the possibility of a better life and the… Read more »