“It’s midnight mass at the Elgin. Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet has just ended, and the wait for El Topo is a brief grope for comfort before sinking back into fantastic stillness. The audience is young.
Marguerite Duras: I want to distribute Wanda, your wife, Barbara Loden’s film. I am not a distributor. I mean something else by this word. I mean to use all my energy to make certain that this movie reaches the French public. I believe I can.
“In Mani Kaul’s first film, Uski Roti, every single image has been reduced to its minimal, single unity of meaning: a look, a movement of the hand, a curve of the neck, etc.”
When Jean Harlez lived in Brussels he was fascinated by an enormous construction site just down the Palace of Justice. A complete neighbourhood was demolished to make place for the plans of urban developers. What remained was a vast vacant space.
“Simply put, we feel the fictive in reality and the reality of fiction simultaneously in Angelopoulos’s work, with this ‘tag’ note: while Angelopoulos often refers to Brecht and the need for an audience to think as well as feel in theater and cinema, we do not experience anything close to what co