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A documentary about popular art house film directors.






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FINT FINT ...  Himself - Host 10 episodes, 2008
Claudia Feuerstein Claudia Feuerstein ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2008


AV presents some extraordinary film makers of the international art house & independent cinema, and allows both emotional and informative insights into the works of these directors. AV is celebrating pop cultural cineastic clichés in a tongue-in-cheek style, but always with a highly stylistic approach that is following the works of the respective director. Written by Anonymous

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4 March 2008 (Germany) See more »

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Avantgarde in itself.
3 October 2008 | by ChapinchilangoSee all my reviews

Avant*garde is a German Internet project about art-house cinema. In eight video episodes host and creator Fabian Hübner presents some of his favourite directors and movies and explains vividly their artistic influences, as well as their cinematic style. Most importantly, avant*garde is about the love for cinema made by people who are in love with cinema themselves. Hübner talks openly about his personal movie going experience, which makes each recommendation all the more authentic and believable. In a certain way, avant*garde is a pleasant antipole to all the overly scientific and intellectual approaches to cinema, which often undermine the intrinsic passion of this art form.

Jim Jarmusch, Wong-Kar-Wai, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Ingmar Bergman, Takeshi Kitano, Werner Herzog and Jean-Luc Godard are the names of the first eight episodes. Hübner consciously combines different cinematic eras, styles and cultures, in order to present an eclectic mixture of influential artists. The mixture is not necessarily "avantgarde" in a strict sense, but nevertheless indispensable for modern cinema. Quentin Tarantino's movies, for example, cannot be imagined without the influence of Jean-Luc Godard. Avant*garde dissects expertly these influences, and more than once, even movie connoisseurs will be surprised by the episodes' originality.

However, the main target group of avant*garde is art-house neophytes, people who are interested in art-house cinema, but don't know where to start. Movie experts might complain about the lack of real avantgarde cinema, but the passionate presentation by Hübner makes more than up for the lack of more profound information. Especially noteworthy is the unique style of each episode, which is always in line with the presented movies and directors' style. Ever been curious about Godard's famous jump cuts? Avant*garde will explain them to you, on a rooftop! Highly recommended.


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