Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Fantasy Double Features of 2015

Over at MUBI Notebook, I and many other cinephiles, posted our dream double bills. The object was to pair a new film with an older film, one that you saw this year, thus highlighting contemporary cinema's connection with film history. Some of the ties that bind these films are obvious, while others are more obscure.

As a supplement to the post, here are screenshots from the films that make up my double bills. I'd pay to see these programs!

NEW: Hard to Be a God (Aleksei German, Russia) + OLD: Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins, 1974)

NEW: Goodnight Mommy (Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz, Austria) + OLD: That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel, 1977)

NEW: Young Bodies Heal Quickly (Andrew T. Betzer, USA) + OLD: Hail (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2011)

NEW: The Exquisite Corpus (Peter  Tscherkassky, Austria) + OLD: Sodom (Luther Price, 1989)

NEW: Tokyo Tribe (Shion Sono, Japan) + OLD: Nice to Meet You, Please Don’t Rape Me! (Aryan Kaganof, 1996)

NEW: Entertainment (Rick Alverson, USA) + OLD: Trailer Town (Giuseppe Andrews, 2003)

NEW: Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)OLD: The Iron Rose (Jean Rollin, 1973)

NEW: De Palma (Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow, USA) + OLD: Sibérie (Joana Preiss, 2011)

NEW: Buzzard (Joel Potrykus, USA) + OLD: American Job (Chris Smith, 1996)

NEW: The Smell of Us (Larry Clark, USA) + OLD: Orozco the Embalmer (Kiyotaka Tsurisaki, 2001)

NEW: Heaven Knows What (Ben Safdie & Joshua Safdie, USA) + OLD: Confessions of an Opium Eater (Albert Zugsmith, 1962)

NEW: No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, Belgium) + OLD: Home Movie (Chris Smith, 2001)

NEW: Hernia (Jason Giampietro, USA) + OLD: Slacker (Richard Linklater, 1991)


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