This is what I thought art was about in high-school: a heavy, ‚deep theme‘ held together by rigid structure and the iron will of an artist.
This offhand quote characterizes Aronofskys new work ‚mother!‘ pretty well. It also sums up the approach of somebody caught in an artists fantasy: constantly talking about it(he doesn’t get tired of mentioning that he wrote the script in just five days), even making it the theme of most of his works, but never quite reaching the point of creating and speaking fluidly in his own language. It’s a shame, because I didn’t hate ‚Black Swan‘ and quite enjoy seeing Jennifer Lawrence do her thing. I was quite curious and open to a special experience, but ‚mother!‘ is just so far of the mark on so many levels it made me cringe into my seat… weiterlesen →
At 18.47 on Saturday, the 9th I’m heading across the festival area after a long and exciting two weeks. It’s almost quiet in comparison to when George Clooney walked across the carpet with only a few fans for the newest Takeshi Kitano movie waiting outside. In a few minutes the awards ceremony will begin in the Sala Grande. weiterlesen →
It’s quite surreal and a little funny what you see when you take the boat to Lazzaretto Vecchio, the old plague hospital right next to the Lido Island.
Cannibalism has always been a horror story in the sense that it provokes both disgust and fascination. In colonial history and legends from the greek to the slavic it has served to separate the human from the inhuman, the civilized from the primitive. And at this point ‚Caniba‘ starts, a documentary by Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, who work as both anthropologists and filmmakers. It puts the viewer uncomfortably close to the questions: What can we know about cannibalistic desire? What do cannibals dream of at night?
What a day, what a night and again what a day! After arriving in Venice I was a little afraid of… weiterlesen →