In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years ... See full summary »
The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and ... See full summary »
Introduction to Sociology. For three years (1998-2001) Pierre Carles followed Pierre Bourdieu, a major sociologist, working to have his research understood and people prompted to action. ... See full summary »
Diamonds in the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately, they are hunted down by a ... See full summary »
Documentarian Guy Debord is an avant-garde film-maker whose work, on exposure, has left little personal impact: this short is a tortuously didactic treatise on the conflicting relationship between film and reality. Initially, his ‘poetic’ narration and haphazard (at times, even subliminal) juxtaposition of images – a blend of stock footage (most of it, predictably, of a topical/political nature) and stills (one of which, amusingly, derives from Fox’s juvenile swashbuckling romp PRINCE VALIANT !) – proves arresting, being vaguely in the style of contemporaries such as Resnais and Godard. However, the film eventually overstays its welcome (despite only running 17 minutes) because the director seems to think that pretentiousness will carry itself!; for the record, this broadcast of CRITIQUE DE LA SEPARATION was preceded by an over-hyped trailer for it.
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