Abbas Kiarostami was one of cinema’s quietest adventurers. He asked hard questions and answered them effortlessly. Can you make a film that expresses the innocence and fidelity of childhood? Yes, just look at Where is the Friend’s House. Can you make a meta documentary that tells a true story in a way that cannot seem real?… Read more »
Tag: foreign language
Guest post by David A. McDonald. With the recent release of the award-winning Israeli feature film, Junction 48 (2016), acclaimed Director and Activist Udi Aloni has made a significant intervention into the ongoing discussion of vulnerability, popular culture, and Palestinian activism in Israel. Starring DAM frontman and Godfather of Arab hip-hop, Tamer Nafar, Junction 48… Read more »
Have you listened to A Place For Film yet? Well, it’s the official IU Cinema podcast, a podcast that I have nagged and bugged the powers that be to resurrect after it ended a great 4-year run with 169 episodes. Thanks to WIUX and our producer Matt, my co-host Elizabeth Roell (IU Cinema House Manager… Read more »
Guest post by Gergana May. I was deeply impressed when I first saw The Bothersome Man. I experienced it as a powerful artistic metaphor for the life of the privileged citizens of affluent Western European countries. It is a dystopic tale of spiritual displacement, detachment, loss of connection with our roots, our background, our elders,… Read more »
Guest post by Piibi-Kai Kivik. The second film in the Nordic Privilege and Anxiety series is The Temptation of St. Tony by the Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu. The film shocks and disturbs, its black-and-white starkness and surreal images visually contrasting with the saturated colors of Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope.
Every month A Place for Film will bring you a selection of films from our group of regular bloggers. Even though these films aren’t currently being screened at the IU Cinema, this series will reflect the varied programming that can be found at the Cinema, as well as demonstrate the eclectic tastes of the bloggers…. Read more »