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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#226 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:40 am

As noted in the press release, Welles' The Other Side of the Wind will premiere at the Venice Film Festival along with Morgan Neville's documentary about the making of the film.

Also, Netflix announced both films with begin streaming on its service November 2nd.

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#229 Post by Omensetter » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:37 am

Which means it will only play Venice and New York---hopefully that's an indicator of its quality? I passed on Miral and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly feels very 2007---I enjoyed watching it at the time, but sometimes I forget it existed to the extent it did. I genuinely don't know what I'll receive with Schnabel.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#231 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:23 pm

La Flor
Dir. Mariano Llinás, Argentina, 2018, 807m
I kept looking at all the other running times well over two hours and wondering why art house movies hate editors, and then this reminded me it could always be worse

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#232 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:30 pm

Where schedule releases like these are extremely exciting for those attending, I'm discovering that making Telluride the one major festival I attend has the downside of making every other fall festival's schedule release an exercise in extreme masochism as possibilities for TFF (and their day-of-festival schedule release) are eliminated. In this case, confirmation that I won't be able to see the new Bi Gan, Jia Zhangke, Coen Bros., Alice Rohrwacher, Hong Sangsoo (x2), Jafar Panahi, Jean Luc Godard, Frederick Wiseman, and Christian Petzold films early is a real heartbreaker (especially those first three... damn).

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#233 Post by swo17 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:34 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:23 pm
La Flor
Dir. Mariano Llinás, Argentina, 2018, 807m
I kept looking at all the other running times well over two hours and wondering why art house movies hate editors, and then this reminded me it could always be worse
Your #1 pick from last year was 546m

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#234 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:35 pm

Haha true

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#235 Post by zedz » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:16 pm

domino harvey wrote:
La Flor
Dir. Mariano Llinás, Argentina, 2018, 807m
I kept looking at all the other running times well over two hours and wondering why art house movies hate editors, and then this reminded me it could always be worse
I don’t know why you’re assuming this will be slow or unedited. Llinas’ last feature was really long too, but it was narratively dense with multiple strands and highly edited. It was long because it was four or more films in one.

This is presumably the trilogy of films he’s been working on for years (each of which seem to contain multiple episodes). Sounds like it’s more like a collection of six or more feature films (with pulpy hooks) than one long stretched-out narrative.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#236 Post by Omensetter » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:42 pm

Here's the synopsis from the Film Society of Lincoln Center:

"A decade in the making, Mariano Llinás’s follow-up to his 2008 cult classic Extraordinary Stories is an unrepeatable labor of love and madness that redefines the concept of binge viewing. The director himself appears at the start to preview the six disparate episodes that await, each starring the same four remarkable actresses: Elisa Carricajo, Valeria Correa, Pilar Gamboa, and Laura Paredes. Overflowing with nested subplots and whiplash digressions, La Flor shape-shifts from a B-movie to a musical to a spy thriller to a category-defying metafiction—all of them without endings—to a remake of a very well-known French classic and, finally, to an enigmatic period piece that lacks a beginning (granted, all notions of beginnings and endings become fuzzy after 14 hours). An adventure in scale and duration, La Flor is a marvelously entertaining exploration of the possibilities of fiction that lands somewhere close to its outer limits."

If you're curious (as I now am), Extraordinary Stories is on MUBI, with its synopsis comparing it to Borges and Pynchon.

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#237 Post by knives » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:49 pm

It really is one of the best movies of the last few decades though it takes a while to capture its genius. I had a good talk with Zedz about it awhile ago and I will try to find it later.

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#238 Post by ianthemovie » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:49 pm

That sounds like a hard sit to me but I'm thrilled about the rest of the slate. Hoping to catch the Wiseman (did anyone have any idea this film even existed until it was announced as part of the Venice lineup last week?), the Barry Jenkins, the Godard, the Assayas, the Denis... an embarrassment of riches.

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#239 Post by senseabove » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:13 pm

Omensetter wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Here's the synopsis from the Film Society of Lincoln Center:

"A decade in the making, Mariano Llinás’s follow-up to his 2008 cult classic Extraordinary Stories is an unrepeatable labor of love and madness that redefines the concept of binge viewing. The director himself appears at the start to preview the six disparate episodes that await, each starring the same four remarkable actresses: Elisa Carricajo, Valeria Correa, Pilar Gamboa, and Laura Paredes. Overflowing with nested subplots and whiplash digressions, La Flor shape-shifts from a B-movie to a musical to a spy thriller to a category-defying metafiction—all of them without endings—to a remake of a very well-known French classic and, finally, to an enigmatic period piece that lacks a beginning (granted, all notions of beginnings and endings become fuzzy after 14 hours). An adventure in scale and duration, La Flor is a marvelously entertaining exploration of the possibilities of fiction that lands somewhere close to its outer limits."

If you're curious (as I now am), Extraordinary Stories is on MUBI, with its synopsis comparing it to Borges and Pynchon.
That's definitely intriguing. I don't see ES on MUBi right now, though?

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#240 Post by senseabove » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:28 pm

Oh, huh, MUBI does standalone rentals now, apparently: https://mubi.com/films/extraordinary-stories


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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#242 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:27 am

DarkImbecile wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:10 am
and forum favorite Emmanuel Mouret
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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#243 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:29 am

Literally did the math earlier on whether it was feasible to go

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#244 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:35 am

mfunk9786 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:27 am
DarkImbecile wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:10 am
and forum favorite Emmanuel Mouret
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domino harvey wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:29 am
Literally did the math earlier on whether it was feasible to go
Starting to feel like a true hipster for the first time in my life for closing my eyes and picking Changement d'adresse as an afternoon screening during the 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival. If anyone wants my ticket stub, you can have it for $100, or $500 mounted and framed

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#245 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:09 pm

Speaking of Kusama, the international premiere status of her latest (Destroyer, with Nicole Kidman) indicates that it will likely screen at Telluride the weekend prior; excited for this, as I was one of the supporters of The Invitation.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#246 Post by soundchaser » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:47 pm

Where on earth is Pedro Costa’s latest? I’d think any given festival would be jumping at the chance to premiere it.

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#247 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:18 pm

Toronto's Midnight Madness and Docs announcements include premieres for David Gordon Green's Halloween, Shane Black's The Predator, Errol Morris' American Dharma, and Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#248 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:49 pm

As a huge proponent of The Duke of Burgundy, I can't believe I overlooked at first that Peter Strickland's In Fabric has its world premiere in the Midnight Madness section at Toronto. Extremely excited for this, and hope it picks up US distribution ASAP.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#249 Post by roujin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:53 am

soundchaser wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Where on earth is Pedro Costa’s latest? I’d think any given festival would be jumping at the chance to premiere it.
There's some talk that he's actually gone back to shoot more stuff ruling out any 2018 premiere. Take with a grain of salt as this is from twitter.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2018

#250 Post by Omensetter » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:58 am

Here's a nice run-down of various favorites from critics from Locarno: https://www.locarnofestival.ch/pardo/pa ... detti.html

Just searching Twitter during the festival, I saw a lot of effusive praise for La flor and Ray & Liz, which has a fantastic trailer. If I were attending the NYFF, I would just go all-in on La flor, which seemed to receive a lot of best-of-festival notices without the viewer even finishing it.

At this point, despite seeing tons of esoterica from fairly obscure directors, it's mildly embarrassing that I haven't seen anything by Hong. I suppose his filmography is vast that one doesn't know how to penetrate it. I'll just rent The Day He Arrives from the library.

Awards
Golden Leopard: Yeo Siew Hua, A Land Imagined
Special Jury Prize: Yolande Zauberman, M
Special Mention: Richard Billingham, Ray & Liz
Best Direction: Dominga Sotomayor, Too Late to Die Young
Best Actress: Andra Guti, Alice T.
Best Actor: Ki Joobong Hotel By the River

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