Films byTexts by 1980
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David Lynch, 1980, 124’

A heavily disfigured man is displayed as a freak to create horror and astonishment. After being rescued by a Victorian surgeon, his monstrous façade slowly reveals a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.

 

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Maurice Pialat, 1980, 110’

Nelly, a restless middle-class girl abandons her bourgeois friends and a steady relationship for the unemployed, leather-clad layabout, Loulou.

 

Which part of French cinema’s heritage do you feel you have the most in common with?

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2.12.2020
Boris Lehman 1980
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Brussel-transit is ontegenzeglijk een autobiografisch verhaal. Niet helemaal documentair, noch helemaal fictief, niet helemaal het heden, noch helemaal een reconstructie neemt de film zowat al die vormen aan, maar ook iets ondefinieerbaars en ongrijpbaars dat met de herinnering te maken heeft. 

Article NL FR
2.12.2020

Bruxelles-transit relève sans conteste du récit autobiographique. Ni tout à fait documentaire ni tout à fait fiction, ni tout à fait présent, ni tout à fait reconstitué, il prend corps d'un peu tout cela, mais aussi de quelque chose d'indéfinissable et d'impalpable qui tient du souvenir.

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Martin Scorsese, 1980, 129’

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

 

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Annik Leroy, 1980, 67’

“Two years have passed since my first trip to Berlin. This month of October shows me the picture of my loneliness. I can still hear the sound of my footsteps on the Landwehrkanal, their crunching, and then the silence, the silence of a city.

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Fertile Memory
Michel Khleifi, 1980, 99’

Grandmother Romia fights an unending legal battle with the Zionist authorities who confiscated her ancestral land soon after the Israeli occupation in 1947.

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Bill Gunn, 1980, 165’

“Gunn's story – that of a visionary filmmaker left on the sidelines of the most ostensibly liberated period of American filmmaking – is, unfortunately, not unique.

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Nicolas Roeg, 1980, 123’

“‘Young people are only just beginning to read film – they know the grammar, [...] They come from a visual generation, and film is a visual medium. But pretty well everyone over the age of twenty-five, I guess, maybe twenty-eight, is rooted in the literary tradition.

Conversation NL
17.10.2018

In 1980 had het filmtijdschrift Andere Sinema tijdens Film International ’80 [te Antwerpen] een gesprek met de Hongaarse filmmaker Miklós Jancsó. Jancsó begon het interview met te stellen dat er de laatste tijd in Oost-Europa heel wat verandering te bespeuren valt op het vlak van het politiek en artistiek denken. Jancsó: “Je moet de wereld niet alleen analyseren om hem te veranderen. Dat was de fout die Stalin beging. Voor hem was verandering belangrijker dan analyse. Je moet dus de wereld analyseren VOOR de verandering.”

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Jean-Luc Godard, 1980, 87’

“Indeed, work becomes the film’s operative theme, as Isabelle explains to her sister what’s entailed in prostitution with terseness and a matter-of-fact procedure one might expect to find in any office manual.

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Samy Szlingerbaum, 1980, 79’

Brussels Transit is Samy Szlingerbaum’s only full-length film. It tells the story of his parents’ arrival in Belgium in 1947. They were Polish Jews who had spent ten days travelling across Europe by train. Samy was born two years later.

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Alexander the Great
Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1980, 235’

“Through his lens, Angelopoulos looks at things in silence. It is the weight of this silence and the intensity of the immobile stare of Angelopoulos’ camera which makes O Megalexandros so powerful that the viewer cannot break away from the screen.