Lunacy (Sílení)

Lunacy (Sílení) Czech Republic (2005) Dir. Jan Svankmajer “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” This aphorism from The System Of Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether by Edgar Allen Poe provides the framework for this surreal horror film from Czech provocateur Jan Svankmajer. Perhaps not a horror film in the … Continue reading Lunacy (Sílení)

Camille Claudel 1915

Camille Claudel 1915 France (2013) Dir. Bruno Dumont Another overlooked figure from the French art world comes to my attention via a superbly made biopic, this time 19th century sculptor Camille Claudel, essayed here in an emotionally draining tour de force turn by the inestimable Juliette Binoche. Camille’s work was overshadowed by her affair with … Continue reading Camille Claudel 1915