Films byTexts by 1963
Barbara Rubin, 1963, 43’

“Barbara Rubin’s [...] Christmas on Earth is the filmic record of an orgy staged in a New York City apartment in 1963.

Jack Smith, 1963, 30’

In this, his best known film, characters cavort in a setting reminiscent of the court of Ali Baba, with a mood suggestive of the paintings of Hieronymous Bosch.

The Other Christopher
Armand Gatti, 1963, 115’

Like Columbus who discovered America and changed the course of history, the ‘other Christopher Columbus’, Cristóbal, a shipwrecked mariner from the Mediterranean, discovered America anew in twentieth-century Cuba, where the course of history was again to be changed.


The Executioner
Luis García Berlanga, 1963, 90’

Woman in the book fair: Have you got something about Bergman or Antonioni?

Sr. Corcuera: Bergman... Bergman? The actress?


The Insect Woman
Shôhei Imamura, 1963, 123’

“Avant-garde filmmakers, in particular, Imamura Shōhei, contest this hegemonic ‘official’ version, or definition, of what essentially it is to be Japanese in an increasingly American-dominated global socio-economic and cultural milieu.

When the Cat Comes
Vojtech Jasný, 1963, 91’

“Listen Robert, denoting your superior as a murderer in public doesn’t seem like constructive criticism.”

The school director


The House is Black
Forugh Farrokhzad, 1963, 20’


Soms in de schemering zien we een heldere ster.
De ster heet Venus.
Venus is heel helder.
De planeet Venus is heel dichtbij ons.
De planeet Venus twinkelt niet naar ons.

Gedicht gelezen door een leerling in The House is Black


Edmond Bernhard, 1963, 22’

“Dimanche was supposed to be a didactic film, intended to evoke the problem of leisure. Bernhard diverts the order and outwits the trap of the ‘thematic’ film.

Jean-Luc Godard, 1963, 102’

“When I think about it, Le mépris, seems to me, beyond its psychological study of a woman who despises her husband, the story of castaways of the Western world, survivors of the shipwreck of modernity who, like the heroes of Verne and Stevenson, one day reach a mysterious deserted island