Told in three parts, Patrick Carpentier's "The Irregularity of the tearing" is a three part cine-diary on intimacy, sensuality and desire. Part one, "God is a Dog" (2004) is shot on Super 8...
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Young Tim Cornish's life has begun with great promise. Blessed with extraordinary good looks, Tim enjoyed much attention and cared little of broken hearts. At University he was a favored ... See full summary »
This romantic-kitsch story goes from Paris to Marseille, from Amsterdam to Morocco via Jean Genet's grave in Larache, and on to Tangiers. The movie tells the story of an Algerian-French ... See full summary »
This visually stunning directorial debut is set in a place lost in time in northern Argentina. Alvaro is a gay man who is an outsider. He works for the violent El Turo, a captain of the ... See full summary »
Told in three parts, Patrick Carpentier's "The Irregularity of the tearing" is a three part cine-diary on intimacy, sensuality and desire. Part one, "God is a Dog" (2004) is shot on Super 8 and confronts the film makers remembrances of childhood memories and how they interact with his adult love encounters. Section two, "Les 9 mardis" (The 9 Tuesdays) (2005) deals with the absurdity of the passage of time. Time that reopens and closes past wounds, time the provides the courage to continue. The final installment is "Combat," winner of the 2006 Berlin Teddy Award for best gay film. The tale of two young men both deeply in love who can only express their feelings through acts of physical violence committed upon each other. Full moons and lush forests frame this deeply felt and moving love story between two beautiful, youthful men. In its entirety, "Combat" leaves the viewer with a sense of wonder and awe while contemplating the true meaning of love. Written by
I saw this "film" recently at the Athens International Film Festival.
Ordinarily i wouldn't mind its tediousness, blurriness, pompous
post-dogma style of cheapness mixed with half baked structuralist
psychological ravings but... But it has received the prestigious Teddy
film award at the Berlin Film Festival and i wonder; What exactly did
they have in mind when they gave it to a non-film ? what is so poetic
or deep about shaken images looking like they were taken with a mobile
phone video camera? Should we all go out and make our own mobile
videos? i have a great idea about the Blair witch returning to haunt
and spank art video directors.
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