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Moving Pictures from Locarno: Island of Ghosts

The autothematic thread (the act of filming) smoothly passes into the documentary, creators collaborating with the local community, and the story of the beginnings of homo sapiens mixes with the experience of modern tourism – both local (the girl following the trail of her parents’ love) and postcolonial (the couple tourists from the United States who can only get along in their own language).

NH19: Lunar Dream

30-year-old director is balancing on the edge of reality very well. He can hypnotize the viewer, strengthen the projection-identification (3D works very strongly here), the viewer’s bond with the hero and the impression of intermingling worlds.

NH19: Balkan holidays

We can rarely find a director who not only creates a good film, but is also able to clearly present his or her intellectual foundation, which, moreover, is noticeable on the screen. This is what the young artist Eni Sendijarević managed to do in Take Me Somewhere Nice.

Dead Don’t Die, Viewers Fall Asleep

Fans of Jim Jarmusch’s works perfectly remember the famous scene of prison break in Down by Law (1986). This scene – in which the act of escape was thrown out of the movie diegesis, and the action typical of detective story was left only to the imagination of the viewers – became one of the unwritten manifestos of slow cinema, and Jarmusch was granted the status of one of the godfathers of the trend, which soon will change cinema, returning a believe in the power of narration to the creators.

10 movies that moved me in 2018

The ability to be moved in the cinema has a ratio inversely proportional to the number of movies watched and one’s experience. The effectiveness of the image in this area does not necessarily mean that we are dealing with a masterpiece, but every tear shed in a dark room full of unknown people is a special moment. Therefore, instead of classic summary of the year, I serve you a list of my ten emotions.