The cinephiliac moment is not grand or dramatic, nor carefully designed and choreographed to be memorable, but rather marginal or accidental, a moment that is remembered almost in spite of itself. A fleeting moment that triggers an affective, emotional intensity, which embodies each cinephile's obsessive relationship with cinema.
Tom Paulus analyzes the clash of styles and formal structures in the most recent films of two spearheads of the ‘slow’ cinema movement, Wang Bing and Lav Diaz.
The inaugural issue of Photogénie has once again been updated, this time with an essay by Malte Hagener, titled Cinephilia in the Age of the Post-Cinematographic!
Ruben Demasure looks back on his stint as a Young Critics Trainee at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and muses on the nature of the video-essay.