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  • Każdemu to czego mu wcale nie trzeba

    Każdemu to czego mu wcale nie trzeba

    [Watched without subs]

    I couldn't make much sense of it, let alone the synopsis says it is a surreal short, so... yeah.

    Second Królikiewicz short, with some interesting framing, editing and camera work just like The Dancing Hawk.

    There are around 3 different situations in the short that once juxtaposed one from another kind of make sense. The swimming at the beginning, the holocaust scenes and the possible war survivors in swimming therapy (I suppose). But still I don't get the whole picture.

    Anyways, it's good to some extent.

  • Looking for My Birthplace

    Looking for My Birthplace

    ★★★★

    Boris Lehman takes the home video and the documentary beyond by making a hybrid of diary docu-fiction in which he tries to look for his birthplace and trace the roots of his family and how he got there whilst filling the blanks with beautiful staged sequences of possible memories of him with his mother and his father during childhood.

    His reflections, and the way the film is presented show a man sensible towards the past, the present and the future…

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  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    The Spirit of the Beehive

    ★★★★★

    I'm speechless.
    This is one of the most magical films I've ever seen. I'm still processing what I just saw.
    It's a shame Víctor Erice doesn't have a big filmography. I only need to watch the documentary El sol de membrillo and the various shorts he has done.

  • Limite

    Limite

    ★★★★★

    Pure poetry. I'm anxious to watch this film again. It is so beautiful in so many ways I can't describe.