Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old ...
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Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old people with television sets for heads, a beautiful woman having sex, and overall confusion; and an old man reminiscing over his youth.Written by
I saw this movie twice and going to look once again Bertolucci's and Michael Radford's segments.
So, my experience talks: it's not right choice for looking at 11 p.m. after hard work day. For looking non-commercial cinema you must have just a little open mind.
It's a real pleasure, that all contributions so different, from simple mixed own old works, as Jean-Luc Godard has done to Bertolucci's talented and deep adaptation a mythological story of water to modern life. You know, that all of them started from one place - 10 minutes limit and theme - about time. After all, you see eight author's ways and points of view.
One of them I find too bore ("Vers Nancy"). Two another - unexpected not interesting ("Ten Minutes After", "Dans le noir du temps"). That's worst what I can say about.
Even against my opinion that director must not work as DJ, but create something new, Jiri Menzel's elegant, warm and simple contribution hold on. Exactly such effect after cool emotionless sci-fi "Addicted to the Stars". New James Bond looks convincingly in every role of someone, who is completely devoted one idea.
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