The Story of Film looks at world cinema in the period of 1990-1998 the waning days of the celluloid era and the birth of the digital age. It first looks at the cinema of Asia and filmmakers in Iran (Samira Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, and Abbas Kiarostami), China (Wong Kar-wai), Taiwan (Tsai Ming-liang and Hou Hsiao-Hsien), Japan (Shinya Tsukamoto, Hideo Nakata, and Takashi Miike), Denmark (Lars von Trier), France (Mathieu Kassovitz, Bruno Dumont, and Claire Denis), Belgium (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne), Poland (Dorota Kedzierzawska), Russia (Viktor Kossakovsky), and Austria (Michael Haneke). Written by
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[about 1995 primitive cinema wave
In their manifesto they pledged a vow of chastity to the following daunting rules: the camera must be taken off the tripod, the shape of the screen must not be wide, no set should be built, real locations should be used, no props should be brought to those locations, no music should be used, no lighting can be added, no flashbacks, and the director must not take credit.
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