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0639 Caves of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog, USA)
If you’ve been waiting for a truly creative, for a truly auteur use of 3-D, here it is. (And now maybe we can forget about this "trend" or "solution" or "manufactured craze," yes?) Werner Herzog's exploration of caves and cave paintings is a natural fit for the aesthetic, finding in the digital pseudo-depth of the variable recesses and oscillating torchlight of the Chauvet cave in southern France an eerie, alien space. The techno-aesthetic helps re-wire our brain to finally see a bit of the world as Herzog sees it, a powerful expression of the singularity of human kind and the magnificent mystery of its existence on earth. The cave paintings themselves are, in a way, 3-D compositions painted upon and utilizing the contours of the cave walls to mimic energy and movement. The cave’s opening collapsed long ago to seal »
Cologne, Germany -- "Youth in Revolt," Miguel Arteta's romantic comedy starring Michael Cera and Portia Doubleday, is one of the higher profile titles screening at Generation -- the Berlin Film Festival's youth cinema sidebar -- but the title could be used for the 2010 lineup as a whole. For its 33rd edition, Generation has decided to stir things up, mixing genres and styles, big names and unknowns.
Acclaimed Indian filmmaker Dev Benegal will open Generation's main 14plus competition with his latest off-Bollywood production "Road Movie." "Alamar," a docu-drama from Mexican director Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio kicks off the Generation Kplus section of younger-skewing titles.
No longer a ghetto for kid flicks, Generation has established itself as a strong brand and platform for launching films in its own right -- a fact illustrated by the ten world premieres this year. These range from "Last of the Line" from Finnish directors Anastasia Lapsui and Markku Lehmuskallio, »
- By Scott Roxborough
2 items from 2010
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