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.
"[Bestiaire] reveals a quality (maybe no less anthropomorphic) of the animal that we seem to have forgotten and which neither capitalism nor any other factor (like imprisonment) has managed to completely destroy: we’ll witness the animal’s full and complete presence in the world." Anke Brouwers delves into Denis Côté's recent film and discusses the ambivalence of the depiction of animals in art.
Here's the last round of reviews from our Young Critics at Film Fest Gent. Chris Frieswijk shares his view on Still the Water, "an intimate and sentimental portrait of rural Japanese culture."
Here's the last round of reviews from our Young Critics at Film Fest Gent. Fran Hoepfner discusses Bas Devos' Violet, "a tremendous risk for a first time filmmaker, shying away from traditional narrative structure for an altogether visual, immersive experience."
Tom Paulus takes over from the Young Critics and scrutinizes the art-house strategies of Olivier Assayas and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, trying to answer the following question: "If an auteur cinema is supposed to start from an original perception of and reflection on the world, how does the auteur create the content through which these perceptions and reflections can be made salient?"
Here's the last round of reviews from our Young Critics at Film Fest Gent. Andrew Lapin breaks the mould with his review on Goblin's live performance of the score to Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977), "a horror movie that’s as gleefully loud and melodic as a rock opera."
Film Fest Gent 2014 has almost come to an end, and here are the final reviews of our Young Critics. Vanity Celis on Turist, our festival favorite.
Film Fest Gent 2014 has almost come to an end, and here are the final reviews of our Young Critics. Zack Miller takes on Stratos, a story about a Greek hitman suffering from existential ennui.