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Since 2002, Carvalho interviewed a number of famous movie directors about the craft of filmmaking, asking their thoughts on cinema. One last session on poor region of Brazil and the impact of movies on our culture starts Carvalho's search on a decade span.
Jean-Marc Lamoure captures moments of Bela Tarr's filmmaking while he shoots his last film "The Turin Horse".
1889. A rural farmer makes his living taking on carting jobs into the city with his horse-drawn cart. The horse is old and in very poor health, but does its best to obey its master's commands. The farmer and his daughter must come to the understanding that it will be unable to go on sustaining their livelihoods. The dying of the horse is the foundation of this tragic tale. (imdb)
As pic begins, a boat from London is just discharging its passengers at night on to the waiting train, and from his eyrie above the harbour Maloin sees a small case thrown from the boat to a man waiting on the other side of the harbor. Soon, the man who retrieves the case is in a struggle with another, and the former drowns in the harbor, taking the case with him. Characters are seen only in long shot, from Maloin's vantage point, as they enter and exit pools of light thrown on the stone quay (Variety)
Utazás az alföldön (2002) - Short Film
Actor-composer Mihaly Vig revisits the Satantango locations
Based on László Krasznahorkai's novel "The Melancholy of Resistance," this is an uncanny fable about powerlessness and tyranny. Set in a small Hungarian village at a moment of great crisis, a mysterious circus comes to town with a giant whale and news of an appearance by a Prince known for his strange powers. Soon the locals' emotions are stirred to a fever pitch of anticipation. (Anthology Film Archives)
Hungarian remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice.
In a small dilapidated village in post-communist Hungary, life has come to a virtual standstill. The autumn rains have started. The villagers expect to receive a large cash payment that evening, and then plan to leave. Some want to abscond earlier with more than their fair share of the money... (imdb)
Karrer plods his way through life in quiet desperation. His environment is drab and rainy and muddy... (imdb)
Possibly inspired by the existential play No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, this story about five people living in close quarters in a small apartment conveys the same angst as Sartre's well-known story about the nature of hell. (All Movie Guide)
Suffering from economic hardships that slowly rip apart their once harmonious relationship, a married couple (Judit Pogany and Robert Koltai) struggle to keep everything together -- yet the husband becomes increasingly passive and the wife increasingly strident as time goes by. Their difficulties are created and portrayed by the spontaneous reactions of the actors themselves, following outlines of the story rather than the memorized lines of a scripted scenario... (All Movie Guide)
Macbeth (1982) - TV Movie
The film is comprised of two uninterrupted shots, the first a 5-minute segment preceding the credits and the remainder a 67-minute segment shot largely in close-ups. (iMDB)
A young slacker type uses music to escape his economic problems.
In a one-room apartment, live a man, his wife and two children -- along with his grown son and his wife and child -- a total of seven people in one tiny space. On returning from a tour of duty in the military, the grown son is scolded by his father for not reenlisting, which might have enabled them all to qualify for a larger apartment... (All Movie Guide)
Hotel Magnezit (1978) - Short Film
Documentaristic subject picture about a worker's hostel. An old worker is suspected with stealing a motor, he's been fired from the factory and he has to leave the hostel. First he offends and attacks all of his roommates, then he starts to cry and tells that he was a pilot in WWII and he's left his soul there. An interesting portrait of human reactions and changing emotions. (Cinema of the Worlds)