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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Quick Ratings/Reviews of The Week

 Note: I sadly didn't get the chance to post this last week as I was away for a few days, so this week's post will include those I've seen over the past two weeks.

Le Tombeau D'Alexandre - 1992 directed by Chris Marker
Yet another Chris Marker film, this one was most interesting but not one of his best. It was much longer than he usually makes his films and while it did provide a lot of insight into this Russian director whom I'd never heard of before, it did feel like to much information was crammed into this already long run time.
Still a fantastic film that reveals much about Alexandre Medievkin and his contemporary directors as well as the state of Cinema in the USSR before the war and a look at communism in Russia as a whole, all with a distinctive Chris Marker touch, involving an intermission in which we see his "famous" cat, Guillaume-en-Egypte.
Worth watching for all Chris Marker fans and those interested in communist cinema.
Note: The Chris Marker post I was planning has been pushed back as I have recently and unexpectedly got my hands on some more of his work, so I'm afraid you'll have to wait a bit longer...