Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old ...
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Jean-Luc Godard's densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled by chaos is divided into four distinct but tangentially related stories, including the ... See full summary »
When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in ... See full summary »
After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her ... See full summary »
Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad, Raju, a waif from Kathmandu, and an upper class ... See full summary »
Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a ... See full summary »
The son of the owner of a large Italian cheese factory is kidnapped, but as the factory is on the verge of bankruptcy the owner hatches a plan to use the ransom money as reinvestment in the... See full summary »
Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old people with television sets for heads, a beautiful woman having sex, and overall confusion; and an old man reminiscing over his youth. Written by
I saw this movie twice and going to look once again Bertolucci's and
Michael Radford's segments.
So, my experience talks: it's not right choice for looking at 11 p.m.
after hard work day. For looking non-commercial cinema you must have
just a little open mind.
It's a real pleasure, that all contributions so different, from simple
mixed own old works, as Jean-Luc Godard has done to Bertolucci's
talented and deep adaptation a mythological story of water to modern
life. You know, that all of them started from one place - 10 minutes
limit and theme - about time. After all, you see eight author's ways
and points of view.
One of them I find too bore ("Vers Nancy"). Two another - unexpected
not interesting ("Ten Minutes After", "Dans le noir du temps"). That's
worst what I can say about.
Even against my opinion that director must not work as DJ, but create
something new, Jiri Menzel's elegant, warm and simple contribution hold
on. Exactly such effect after cool emotionless sci-fi "Addicted to the
Stars". New James Bond looks convincingly in every role of someone, who
is completely devoted one idea.
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