A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.
This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead),... See full summary »
A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car ... See full summary »
Allan visits the sinister Usher family mansion, where his friend Roderick is painting a portrait of his sickly wife Madeline. The portrait seems to be draining the life out of Madeline, slowly leading to her death.
Psychological narrative avantgarde film about a wealthy young businessman who consecutively falls in love with a classy English woman (Pearl), a Russian sculptress (Athalia), and a naive ... See full summary »
Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. He says, "Adieu." Images: the beautiful girl, a starfish in ... See full summary »
Kiki of Montparnasse,
André de la Rivière,
A woman -- a pained expression on her face -- burns letters in a stove.
Dimitri Kirsanoff is not a famous name, but a true lover of the cinema. Born in Estonia, he moved to Paris and became involved in film very indirectly (he played the cello at screenings). Somehow he transitioned to director (I suppose the "how" is he just decided to shoot things one day).
This one is pretty simple, pretty straightforward. And something most people can probably relate to. The idea of the "burn box", moving on in life. Our old life (whether work or a relationship) burns, and it works as sort of a catharsis and relief.
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