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COFIB: The End

This weekend, the very last edition of the COFIB film seminars in Neerpelt took place. The seminar focused on great ‘last films’.

Afgelopen weekend vond in het Dommelhof te Neerpelt het COFIB*-weekend plaats, een filmseminarie dat een cinefiel publiek uit Vlaanderen en Nederland verzamelt om zeven films en vier lezingen bij te wonen. 182 more words


Moving pictures 2017, #63

I think this post pretty much brings me up to date with these film posts, although I’ve still got about eighty DVDs/Blu-rays on the pile to watch (some of them are rewatches, however, of films I’ve seen before). 1,894 more words


Moving pictures 2017, #62

Let it not be said I don’t watch a variety of films, as this post should demonstrate. Okay, half are from the US, but from the 1930s and 1990s and the current decade… and the last is a spoof a 1970s exploitation film… 1,565 more words


The endurance of the human bladder

As Alfred Hitchcock famously said, “the length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder”, but some of the films below stretch that endurance somewhat – happily, not as much Béla Tarr’s… 328 more words


4. "A Brighter Summer Day", Edward Yang (1991)

Part of The 100 Greatest Movies I’ve Ever Seen list.

A Brighter Summer Day aka 牯嶺街少年殺人事件 aka Gǔlǐng jiē shàonián shārén shìjiàn

dir. Edward Yang  215 more words


Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang)

It’s telling that many of the interactions between the central characters in Edward Yang’s Taipei Story revolve around money. In the first scene, Lung (Hou Hsiao-hsien), a businessman, ponders how his childhood sweetheart whom he is about to move in with, Chin (Tsai Chin), will afford to furnish her new place. 513 more words

Yi Yi (2000)

Dir. Edward Yang. Starring Wu Nien-jen, Kelly Lee, Jonathan Chang

There are few topics which are as generally repulsive as “person searches for meaning.” Look, here’s a Google search I did on the idea, and while not every option is bad, it ain’t a promising list: 1,525 more words