November 12, 2016

Mumbai 2016, Day 6: The Form

The sixth day of the festival was on 26th of October. But I could not post this blog then or any sooner than today due to unavoidable circumstances. Here is a brief description of the movies I got to watch that day:

  • The Woman Who Left (2016/ Philippines) by Lav Diaz: A four-hour drama in black and white. Winner of Golden Lion at Venice this year. 

Light Music (1975/ UK) by Lis Rhodes: A two-screen projection of light and sound with fog. An iconic half an hour experiment. One of the most unique things I have seen. But valuable only for academic and formal reasons.

Also watched the first thirty minutes of the ten-hour long epic by Lav Diaz - 'Evolution of a Filipino Family' (2004/ Philippines). So, well, this movie had come before 'Boyhood' and has actors aging on screen with the characters they play. I hope one day I will finish this.

Sand Storm (2016/ Israel) by Elite Zexer: Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance. Israel's official entry for the Oscars this year.

My Life as a Courgette (2016/ Switzerland-France) by Claude Barras: A sweet 65-minute animation film that no one can hate. Switzerland's official entry for the Oscars.

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