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Film Magistery #5: The Fountain/Eternal Love

In the fifth episode of Film Magistery the subject is eternal love (and human existence). As the reference is used Darren Aronofsky’s beautifully shot and edited film The Fountain (2006) with excellent performances by Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman.

Is love truly eternal, and is it the hidden knowledge just beyond our perception and physical reality? What if we can live forever?

Film Magistery #2: El Sur/Our Childhoods’ Memories of Our Fathers

In the second episode of Film Magistery Dino talks about Erice’s The South (El Sur, 1983), a great film about a young girl and her relationship to her mysterious father. He also puts it into the perspective of his own childhood and his perception of his father. There’s also a short mentioning of Dino’s recent six DVD acquisitions. Yes yes, a Tarkovsky work is among them. Dino compares El Sur’s ambiance to Caravaggio’s use of lighting in his paintings.
Oh, and did you know Dino’s brother’s name is Elvis?

Relevant links: 
Film Magistery #1: Night and Fog/Genocide
El Sur (IMDb) 
El Sur (Letterboxd)
Caravaggio Foundation
Film Magistery YouTube channel

Film Magistery #1: Night and Fog/Genocide

Film Magistery, my film/history podcast is on air!

So, what is it about? Film Magistery is a podcast about films and history… but mostly about films. This show wants to explore the films that belong to deeper cinematic experience by talking about a single theme or concept that is related. You can expect to stumble upon films made by Tarkovsky, Kubrick, Allen, Malick, Altman, Coen, Kiarostami, but there should be space for the mainstream cinema, too.

The topic of the first episode is Resnais’ Night and Fog, a short documentary from 1956. Its theme is Holocaust. Is it still relevant today? Additionally, I talk about whether the humankind has progressed on a cultural level or not? I mention several other genocides in the recent history, especially the one in Bosnia in 1995. Also, watch me make a fool of myself while doing a (fake) Russian accent.

 

Relevant links:
Night and Fog on IMDb
Night and Fog on Letterboxd
On Holocaust: US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Stenton’s 8 stages of genocide
Remembering Srebrenica

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