art house cinema Archive

vampire7-CAMILLA-2
 WHAT DO THESE TWO PICTURES HAVE IN COMMON? Picture 1 (above – left)– Official announcement of Shades of Day screening by the Consulate General of Sweden at St. Petersburg, Russia’s Festival of Festivals, June 2014. (Never-before-seen video interviews with...
Garden_delights-deluge
I’ve been pondering of late the planned feature-length documentary about the making of our film Notes from the New World, which was based, of course, on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, Notes from the Underground. The working title of the documentary...
Dostoyevsky+Reimagined+youtube+art
Dostoyevsky Reimagined isn’t the first vlog I’ve experience with. I had one before which consisted of a new friend coming on each episode, rating the aesthetic of celebrities, engaging in random general chat… & there was rubbish CGI (Computer-generated...
Breigel - Blind leading the Blind
    In the Russian classic, Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s ‘Underground Man’, the narrating protagonist, recalls a traumatic experience he’d endured involving a young woman called Liza. Underground Man talks of how, after failing to present himself as...
Bob's Show -6- adjusted-7.14.15
Los Angeles… Sunset Boulevard… January… I walked up the steps that came off the street into the classic old hotel. It was the kind of place I’d expect writer/director Vitaly Sumin to be conducting a private screening of his...
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Day-for-Night-1
Unless you’re a film buff, you’d be forgiven for not having an awareness of art house cinema. My own knowledge of the genre is fairly limited, as my interest in it was only piqued after watching Lars Von Trier’s...
DOSTOYEVSKY IN PRISON
In Notes from the New World, The Poor Guy (Nathanael Theisen) is method acting as the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky for a play he’s been commissioned to play in. The Rich Guy (Jerry Prager) is the one commissioning The...