FILZ empfiehlt: JAPÓN 2002 Carlos Reygadas

The film follows a man going through an acute existential crisis. He leaves Mexico City to go out to the country and prepare for his death, staying with an old Indian widow in her ramshackle home overlooking a desolate canyon. In the vastness of a wild and impressive nature, he confronts the infinite humanity of the widow and oscillates between cruelty and lyricism. His senses become dull, arousing his desires and instincts for life and sexuality.

 

 

AGNÈS VARDA Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (2000)

gleaners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

Voted the best documentary of 2001 by the National Society of Film Critics, Agnès Varda’s universally acclaimed ‚wandering-road documentary‘ focuses her ever-seeking eye on gleaners: those who scour already-reaped fields for the odd potato or turnip. Her investigation leads us from forgotten corners of the French countryside to off-hours at the green markets of Paris. (Zeitgeist Films)