Saturday, December 8, 2007

Lights in the Dusk

Aki Kaurismaki; 2006, 78 min

Award-winning Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismaki rounds out his minimalist 'loser trilogy' -- including Drifting Clouds and The Man Without a Past -- with this 'radiantly beautiful' (Film Comment) noir melodrama about a lonely security guard (Janne Hyytiainen) in Helsinki who is dragged into the shady business of a Russian femme fatale (Maria Jarvenhelmi). Timo Salminen's evocative cinematography is fittingly oppressive. Nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

8.00pm, Monday 10 Dec 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

I Don't Just Want You to Love Me

Hans Gunther Pflaum
1993, 96 min.

This documantaryis an insightful and rich examination of the life and work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a true genius of German (indeed of world) cinema, filled with well-chosen excerpts from his many films and insightful comments from many of his collaborators. The film is divided into various sections profiling his life, career, and thoughts regarding the creative process.
Far superior to the later documentary Love, Life & Celluloid by long time Fassbinder editor Juliane Lorenz.

Monday 3 Dec 2007 8.00pm