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Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco in the late 60's... (imdb)
Two actors performing in Strindberg's "Inferno" as God and Lucifer, find themselves competing in real life as well. One of them, Henrique, has spiritual obsession with John Wayne and his way of walking. He and de Dieu, his fellow actor who plays Lucifer and also directs the Strindberg play, engage in a philosophical and spiritual tug-of-war, especially when they meet an author named God, who has plans for another drama to feature both actors. (Jim Beaver)
Science-fiction, where a scientist from earth is sent to another, more primitive planet. Will his advanced knowledge help him in these barbarous conditions?
Necrocity, a city of nightly terrors and a place where even the authorities seem to reinforce this state of mayhem, as a way to impose cruel laws and the use of police brutality with efficiency. While most of the underground citizens are only concerned about pleasures, drinking, using drugs, partying hard and all, a huge load of heroin has gone missing, and that's another indicative that a terrible crime wave is on the rise.
A young woman has to take some dirty money to an abandoned warehouse and wait for a couple of gangsters to join here. Alone in this isolated place, she's suddenly accompanied by a man who's come to open the doors to other places... (Anonymous)
Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind and escapes to New York. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a vernissage she's approached by a mysterious man whose motives are unclear... ((imdb))
Paris s'en va (1981) - Short Film
Before Le Pont du Nord Rivette films Paris s'en va, a short film of approximately 25 minutes. He works with the same actors and the same technical team on both films. Henry Chapier who produced the short: "At the beginning of the '80s nobody was interested in Rivette's highly imaginative project Le Pont du Nord. Therefore Rivette came up with a kind of 'transposition' of the themes of Le Pont du Nord in the shape of Paris s'en va..." (KG)
After a long journey, Alain arrives at the Usher mansion to visit his old friend, Roderick Usher. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Roderick and his sister, Madeline, have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become nearly catatonic. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax. (IMDB (adapted))
The titular quartet consists of novelist Isabelle Adjani, her Polish husband Anthony Higgins, wealthy philanderer Alan Bates and Bates' artist wife Maggie Smith. Though she's been indulgent of Higgins' past indiscretions, Smith isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Adjani under their own roof. Meanwhile, Higgins sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Higgins is released, he learns about the Bates-Adjani-Smith contretemps. (allmovie.com)
Two women with more than a screw loose, Marie (LaFee no less!, played by Bulle Ogier) and Baptiste (played by her daughter Pascale), roam about demolition sites in a gray and wintry Paris. Maybe they are bricks in some sinister scheme, maybe they are playing a board game, maybe it's a fairy tale, maybe it's just complete nonsense and Rivette is having us on. (KG)
In a bar, a mysterious young woman replaces the usual pianist. The audience is blown away by her talent to the point that some believe to recognize the famous concertmaker Magdalena Schneider disappeared after being the object of terrible accusations. (Wiki)
A singer (Jourdan) who is controlled by her agent and the pressures of her ambiguously related co-workers attempts to make sense of her existence while exploring a zoo managed by a mysterious man (Kinski).
"New Old" is a poetic journey through Clémenti's career - visible as an actor, invisible as a filmmaker - and chaotic stray images (some of which would later come to be part of Blue Rascal) shot from the very beginning, exist as multiple superimpositions that form Clémenti's fragmented and intensely personal ruminations on media, art, politics, relationships (Warhol Superstar, Viva features prominently), memory and rock-n-roll.
In the 11th-century epic Roland des Roncesvalles is a legendary knight from the age of chivalry in France. He is depicted as a key figure in halting the advance of the Arabs into France. (imdb)
A writer returns home from World War I. He has developed a very bad case of post traumatic stress disorder. His genitalia was also blown away during the war. He contemplates suicide, but becomes interested in the 12 year old niece of the innkeeper at the place where he is recuperating. He doesn't seem to mind that he is spending so much time with her. He becomes deeply infatuated with her... (imdb)
"Les Apprentis Sorciers" is a thriller in which the characters are Latin-American exiles living in Paris. It is also a comedy about artists who play at revolution rather than actually participate in one. (imdb)
In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and being a beast. He's decided to die on his 50th birthday, which is soon. He's rescued from his solipsism by the mysterious Hermine, who takes him dancing, introduces him to jazz and to the beautiful and whimsical Maria, and guides him into the hallucinations of the Magic Theater, which seem to take him into Hell (imdb)
The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness... (imdb)
The films opens with Philippe Garrel walking a rocky path. His clothing and general appearance indicate a poet, a romantic. He encounters Nico sitting on a rock. In silence he takes her onto his path and into his journey. She asks "where are you taking me", receives no answer, but continues to walk with him. (imdb)
A wealthy, decadent count convinces a disillusioned playboy that they shall murder one another's relatives, to get away with the perfect crime. The count murders the playboy's unpleasant wife. Now the playboy finds he cannot keep his end of the bargain, while the police finger him for the murder. (imdb)
This film was made during a time when Jancso was not allowed to make films in his native Hungary. In the middle of the crowd, while covering an Italian political protest by leftists, The Journalist (Monica Vitti), a pacifist, finds herself surrounded by a quite different group of people who jostle her, remove her recording equipment from her and set her car on fire. She complains to the police about this. (All Movie)
Antenna (1970) - Short Film
The story is about Aquarius, a lonely eccentric artist who sails with a homemade raft on the river Scheldt. Along the way he arrives at a Catholic convent where nuns hold conservative sway. Inside the monastery there is strict dictatorship, sex education does not exist and the liberty of the individual must give way under the yoke of faith. (CG)
Comedy set at the time of King Umberto I of Monza (Italy) about Maria Sarti, aka Ninì Tirabusciò, actress/singer who caused a scandal with her raunchy dancing. (imdb)
Bizarre Art Movie which purports to be a 'statement about life'. The longer 120 minutes 35mm. version includes bloody Countess Elizabeth Bathory (here called Marthory), the Frankenstein monster, a really strange Satan, surrealistic King Kong, Attila the Hun, Montezuma, the fearful minothaur and other hellish characters.
This story opens in 1938 in Rome, where Marcello has just taken a job working for Mussollini and is courting a beautiful young woman who will make him even more of a conformist. Marcello is going to Paris on his honeymoon and his bosses have an assignment for him there: to look up an old professor who fled Italy when the fascists came into power.
This story of youthful rebellion is taken from the ancient Greek classic "Antigone." The setting is modern times and Britt Eklund plays Antigone in a fictitious land where reality is suspended. Haimon (Tomas Milian) goes against the wishes of his father and the prime minister by wanting to become an animal. Tiresias (Pierre Clementi) plays a Christ-like figure.
In a castle, somewhere in the Thirld World, Diaz is delirious, dreaming of the power he had in Eldorado, while oppressing the indians, workers and peasants. He is well aware of the menace his old victims represent, while a miracle-making shepherd fascinates and frightens him. Diaz finds a countrywoman, symbol of purity, and prepares a ceremony in his castle resembling his own funeral. The shepherd kills him and releases the woman. (imdb)
An extraordinary black and white film shot in Paris in 1968, Wheel of Ashes is a film that haunts you long after you have left the cinema. Goldman is really a forgotten genius. (Henri Sera, Theiapolis Cinema)
Two tramps going on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, meet different christian heresies. They meet too the Marquis of Sade. (imdb)
Two dramatic stories. In an undeterminated past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julius, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm's pigs, because he doesn't like human relationships. (imdb)
Philippe Garrel's symbolic retelling of the Christ myth set in modern times scores most as a phantasma rather than an explication of the rites of the myth. (imdb)
the story of a young man losing his virginity
This film records the tumultuous period leading up to May 1968 and its aftermath. Clémenti's psychedelic visual style uses filters and superimposed images to create a manifesto for "permanent revolution," "spontaneous creation," and "poetry in the streets." Like the Warhol Factory, Clémenti and his friends were interested in an expanded notion of art; here we see their band Les Fabuleux Loukoms (later called Les Jeunes rebelles) practicing. (hcl.harvard.edu)
Partner centres on the paranoid and persecuted Giaccobe who meets the manifestation of his imagined doppelganger and attempts to create a revolution through, um, a poorly-defined militant form of street-theatre... (twitchfilm.net)
The film centers around the rise and fall of three pop stars who sing and dance their way through Les Idoles. (cinebeats.blogsome.com)
Home Movie, autour du 'Lit de la vierge' (1968) - Short Film
Frédéric Pardo's home movie from the set of Philippe Garrel's Le lit de la vierge.
Already an established actor, Clementi began shooting Visa de Censure in 1967 and later described the film as as the 'meeting between the image and the psychedelically coloured impulses of this acid-driven time'. Driven by a rhythmic rock track, Clementi captures perfectly the libidinal politics of the late 60's counter-culture.
A French resistance group liberates some German prisoners. Turns out one of them is a spy.. (imdb)
The story follows young orphan Lamiel as she rises from poverty into high society under the guidance of a doctor, who lives vicariously through her. (imdb)
Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. She loves her husband dearly, but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him... (imdb)
Visa de censure n° X (1967) - Short Film
Shot in 1967 but not released until 1975, actor Pierre Clémenti's acid-infused experimental whirlwind of colour and music featuring a who's who of the French 60s underground. (themoviedb)