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Werckmeister harmóniák. Ουγγαρία/Hungary, 2000, μ/α./b&w. Σκην./Dir.: Bela Tarr, Agnes Hranitzky. Σεν./Scr.: Bela Tarr, Lazlo Krazsnahorkai. Φωτ./Cin.: Gabor Medvigy. Μοντ./Ed.: Agnes Hranitzky. Μουσ./Mus.: Mihaly Vig.  Ηθ./Cast: Lars Rudolf, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, Janos Derzi. Παρ./Prod.: Miklos Szita, Franz Goess. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 145΄.

In a shabby bar in a small Hungarian town, János arranges three drunks as the sun, the earth and the moon to reproduce a solar eclipse. The villagers are fearful of the arrival of a circus traveling with ‘the world’s largest giant whale’ and an appearance of The Prince.

 

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Maria Fakinou recommends this movie:

fakinou"The Hungarian director sets a cinematic universe with imagery of exquisite aesthetic qualities. Long black and white takes, that resemble paintings, original characters, a respect for pauses and silence, a harmonious integration of the bizarre and the strange in a raw and realistic world. Bela Tarr’s film is both poetic and violent in a subtle, quiet way. In a similar way in which great works of art are imprinted within us.

Γαλλία/France, Πολωνία/Poland, 1991, εγχ./col. Σκην./Dir.: Krzysztof Kieslowski. Σεν./Scr.: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Φωτ./Cin.: Slawomir Idziak. Μοντ./Ed.: Jacques Witta. Μουσ./Mus.: Zbigniew Preisner. Ηθ./Cast: Irene Jacob, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik, Aleksander Bardini. Παρ./Prod.: Leonardo De La Fuente. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 98΄.

Veronika lives in Poland. Véronique lives in Paris. They don’t know each other. Veronika gets a place in a music school, works hard, but collapses and dies on her first performance. At this point, Véronique’s life takes a turn and she decides not to be a singer...

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Vasia Janakari recommends this movie:

tzanakariWeronika lives in Poland, Véronique in France. They have never met but their lives are connected metaphysically. The film deals with the search for identity through another person, the fear that real life escapes us, the unfamiliar feelings. The extremely interesting plot, the use of allusive narrative symbols through everyday objects-like glass that protects us but also keeps us away from the outside world-and the evocative music of Preisner, compose a little fragile masterpiece. "

Zerkalo. Ρωσία/Russia, 1975, μ/α./b&w, εγχ./col. Σκην./Dir.: Andrei Tarkovsky. Σεν./Scr.:Andrei Tarkovsky, Aleksandr Misharin. Φωτ./Cin.: Georgi Rerberg. Μοντ./Ed.: Lyudmila Feiginova. Μουσ./Mus.: Eduard Artemiev. Ηθ./Cast: Margarita Terekhova, Olev Yankovskie, Filipp Yankosky, Ignat Daniltsev. Παρ./Prod.: Erik Waisberg. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 108΄.

A man in his forties is going to die and remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments but things that also tell the story of all the Russian nation... The director mixes flashbacks, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate his reminiscences.

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Thodoris Rakopoulos recommends this movie:

rakopoulos“The Tarkovskian vision is continued after the last scene of Nostalgia. Here it reaches its climax or rather: its emersion- within the ego. The hidden parts of the memory are reflected in the mirror. The film of multiple subjectivities that are our life, for our words are children of many people, as the late Georgios Seferis stated. The movie/person: Homeland, mother, sister, lover.

Alice in den Städten.Γερμανία/Germany, 1974, μ/α./b&w. Σκην./Dir.: Wim Wenders. Σεν./Scr.: Wim Wnders. Φωτ./Cin.: Robby Müller. Μουσ./Mus.: Can. Ηθ./Cast: Rudiger Vogler, Yella Rottlander, Lisa Kreuzer, Kristin Edda Kochl. Παρ./Prod.: Joachim Von Mengershausen. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 110'.

A German photojournalist in search of the real America. While in New York, he reluctantly accepts responsibility for Alice, a nine-year-old German girl abandoned by her mother. Together they return to Europe in search of the girl’s grandmother. Issues of loneliness, alienation, exile, borders and cinema itself, are all present to this early Wenders masterpiece.

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Thomas Tsalapatis recommends this movie:

tsalapatis‘“‘I have lost the ability to hear and see.’ And behind a black and white screen, Wim Wenders narrates chance’s journey  in an aging continent, in a Germany  younger than its culpabilities; people’s bonds with the simplicity of a gesture and how a person is able to reinvent himself from scratch through innocence. The narration of a tough tenderness, which in the long run, substantiates your existence.”

La mama et la putain. Γαλλία/France, 1973, μ/α./b&w. Σκην./Dir.: Jean Eustache. Σεν./Scr.:Jean Eustache. Φωτ./Cin.: Pierre Lhomme. Μοντ./Ed.: Jean Eustache, Denise de Casiabanca. Ηθ./Cast: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Βernadette Lafont, Francoise Lebrun, Isabelle Weingarten. Παρ./Prod.: Vincent Malle. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 217΄.

Alexandre spends his days drinking, reading in cafés, and hitting on women in the street. His bourgeois, live-in girlfriend tolerates his laziness and womanizing until he begins to pursue a fatalistic, hard-drinking nurse.

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Stergia Kavvalou recommends this movie:

kavalou “Alexander always acts in contrast to the sayings and beliefs of his time. The conventionality or the paradox of the dialogues are not of great importance, as the movie’s originality is; even if that means immersing your hand in formalin and showcasing it for money. The movie is a post-revolutionary à la parisienne delirium of the 70’s, about the secret life that resides in our minds, with Jean-Pierre Léaud whom Eaustache handpicked as the movie’s lead actor.

Χιλή/Chile/Γαλλία/France, 2013, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Alejandro Jodorowski . Σεν./Scr.:Alejandro Jodorowski . Φωτ./Cin.: Jean-Marie Dreujou. Μοντ./Ed.: Maryline Monthieux. Μουσ./Mus.: Adan Jodorowsky. Ηθ./Cast: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits, Axel Jodorowsky. Παρ./Prod.: Alejandro Jodorowski, Michel Seydoux, Moisés Cosío. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 130΄.

The town of Tocopilla.  A town Jodorowsky lived in for ten years as a child.  We are seeing the world and this story through the prism of a child’s view, the exaggerated influence of memory and the imaginative embellishment of Jodorowsky’s creative mind. Everything at first may seem strange, the town and all of its inhabitants are heightened and imagined versions of reality, but for those in love (and those ready to fall) with the director's idiosyncratic universe, La danza de la realidad is poetic, violent and sensitive marvel.

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Μεξικό/Mexico, Ιταλία/Italy, 1989, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Alejandro Jodorowski. Σεν./Scr.:Alejandro Jodorowski, Roberto Leoni, Claudio Argento. Φωτ./Cin.: Daniele Nannuzzi. Μοντ./Ed.: Mauro Bonanni. Μουσ./Mus.: Simon Boswell. Ηθ./Cast: Axel Jodorowski, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou. Παρ./Prod.: Claudio Argento. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 123΄.

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, he "becomes her arms" and the two undertake a grisly campaign of murder and revenge.

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Μεξικό/Mexico,  1973, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Alejandro Jodorowski. Σεν./Scr.:Alejandro Jodorowski. Φωτ./Cin.: Rafael Corkidi. Μοντ./Ed.: Federico Landeros. Μουσ./Mus.: Alejandro Jodorowski, Ronald Frangipane, Don Cherry.Ηθ./Cast: Alejandro Jodorowski, Horacio Salinas,  Zamira Saunders,  Juan Ferrara. Παρ./Prod.: Alejandro Jodorowski, Roberto Viskin. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 114΄.

A thief carouses the street with his armless-legless dwarf friend when he hears tell of an alchemist who turns feces into gold. He climbs the alchemist's tower to meet him and he takes the thief under his wing, showing the thief his true plan. Along with seven of the world's wealthiest and most corrupt people, he will take him on a spiritual journey to the Holy Mountain.

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Μεξικό/Mexico,  1970, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Alejandro Jodorowski. Σεν./Scr.:Alejandro Jodorowski. Φωτ./Cin.: Rafael Corkidi. Μοντ./Ed.: Federico Landeros. Μουσ./Mus.: Alejandro Jodorowski, Nacho Méndez. Ηθ./Cast: Alejandro Jodorowski, Brontis Jodorowsky,  Jose Legarreta  Alfonso Arau. Παρ./Prod.: Mick Gochanour, Juan López Moctezuma, Moshe Rosemberg, Saúl Rosemberg. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 125΄.

A black-clad gunfighter wanders the desert until he meets a woman. She insists that to love him, he must be the best gunfighter in the world. To earn that honor he must wander the desert in search of the four great gunmasters. A blood-spattered western filled with symbolism and generous injections of surrealism.

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Μεξικό/Mexico,  1968, μ/α/b&w.

Σκην./Dir.: Alejandro Jodorowski. Σεν./Scr.:Alejandro Jodorowski,  Fernando Arrabal (θεατρικό). Φωτ./Cin.:Antonio Reynoso, Rafael Corkidi. Μοντ./Ed.: Fernando Suarez. Μουσ./Mus.: Mario Lozua, Hector Morely, Pepe Ávila. Ηθ./Cast: Sergio Kleiner, Diana MariscaL, María Teresa Rivas, Tamara Garina. Παρ./Prod.: Roberto Viskin, Juan López Moctezuma. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 93΄.

The world has been destroyed in a horrible nuclear calamity, and two of the remaining humans—a crippled girl named Lis and her doting artist companion Fando—wander the devastated landscape hoping to find the fabled city of Tar. Along the way, they run into other survivors who are using the end of the world as their own private den of iniquity. Among all the debauchery and depravity, the two strive to reach their goal

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