A High-Level Guide to Art-House Filmsby hugopaws | created - 31 Mar 2018 | updated - 31 Mar 2018 | Public
Co-opted from Letterboxd (https://letterboxd.com/edoardocan/list/a-high-level-guide-to-art-house-films/)
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288 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.
3. See You at Mao (1970)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary
Filmed in the UK in 1969, this documentary by Godard and the Dziga Vertov Group represents an analysis of production and the status of women in capitalist society and a speculation about ... See full summary »
4. Chelsea Girls (1966)
210 min | Drama
Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
5. City of Pirates (1983)
Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island and encounters a man with multiple personalities.
6. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History
A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.
11. Fata Morgana (1971)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the songs of Leonard Cohen.
14. The Games of Angels (1964)
Not Rated | 13 min | Animation, Short
A bizarre, semi-abstract animated film, based around the theme of angels being processed by a nightmarish factory. It has been interpreted as an allegory of the concentration camp ... See full summary »
Director: Walerian Borowczyk
16. I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama
The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal ... See full summary »
17. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)
X | 121 min | Drama
Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,306 | Gross: $20.24M
20. Marketa Lazarová (1967)
Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance
A grim portrayal of the shift from Paganism to Christianity in medieval Czechoslovakia - as a young virgin promised to God is kidnapped and raped by a marauder who her religious father seeks to kill in return.
21. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
A Cuban man cycles through his repressed opinions and memories as the threat of foreign invasion intensifies and the rest of his family retreats to Miami.
Votes: 3,296 | Gross: $0.03M
23. Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy
A film crew documents a folk story-exquisite corpse combination by random Thai people; the story is reenacted.
24. On the Silver Globe (1988)
Unrated | 166 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A team of astronauts land on an inhabitable planet and form a society. Many years later, a single astronaut is sent to the planet and becomes a messiah.
25. Out 1 (1971)
Not Rated | 729 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the May 1968 civil unrest in France, a deaf-mute and a con artist simultaneously stumble upon the remnants of a secret society.
Votes: 998 | Gross: $0.03M
27. Porcile (1969)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son... See full summary »
28. Port of Memory (2010)
62 min | Drama
In what is left of the city of Jaffa, a man about to lose his house contemplates his fate. Meanwhile two women remain tied to their homes. Cats scrabbling her front door, one finds solace ... See full summary »
29. Satantango (1994)
450 min | Drama
Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village.
30. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)
97 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A timeless Carpathian story - the young Ivan falls in love with the daughter of his father's killer among the Hutsul people of Ukraine.
31. The Sixth Part of the World (1926)
68 min | Documentary
"Sixth Part of the World" was the size of Soviet Union of the time. Many peoples of many customs composed it. Ice and desert, forest and ocean. Bread, furs, machines. All and every is a part of great unity.
Director: Dziga Vertov
32. Sleep Has Her House (2017)
90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground.
Director: Scott Barley
33. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
Filmmaker William Greaves auditioned acting students for a fictional drama, while simultaneously shooting the behind-the-scenes drama taking place.
34. Turumba (1981)
95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Kadu, a boy from Pakil, Laguna, experiences the dissolution of tradition as it gives way to capitalism in the form of Madame, a foreigner who initially came to their village as a customer during the Festival of Turumba.
35. Vinyl (1965)
70 min | Sci-Fi
Warhol's strange interpretation of "A Clockwork Orange." Includes Gerard dancing to the Martha and the Vandellas classic "Nowhere to Run" and being tortured by professional sadists.
36. Wavelength (1967)
45 min | Drama
One of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week.