The 2017 Film DiScussion Thread

films

#2686

Yes I admit I had to have that explained to me when I watched it. Still left me cold mind.

Not saying Hidden isn’t a great film, it is, just prefer several others of his.


#2687

There was his top ten films on bfi some years back. He worshipped bresson and kiarostami. Would really recommend Lancelot du Lac and Crimson Gold, panahi’s the circle too.


#2688

Oh and Innocence the french film directed by lucile hadzihalilovic is really underrated and misunderstood


#2689

Yay for people talking about Haneke! This is a good day for me! :smile: I went with The Castle because it’s also one of my favourite books, but I also don’t think it’s really on a par with the source material. Funny Games next for me. The golf ball…a beautifully dread-inducing visual cue! Honestly, I just love all his films, they all have very unique personalities.


#2690

went for the white ribbon but I dunno.


#2691

i love the book and the film but he took some really odd liberties with the text, and being a TV movie the production levels don’t seem quite the same. i do still really enjoy it though, got it on imported bluray a couple years back and really enjoy an occasional watch when i get in a kafka mood.


#2692

tbh all of these are top tier: The Seventh Continent, Hidden, The Piano Teacher, Funny Games, The White Ribbon, Benny’s Video. For me Code Unknown, The Castle, Amour are all really very good but just fall a bit short for various reasons. Time of the Wolf is the only one that’s kind of not good.


#2693

but who’s sending the videos???


#2694

what if it’s us - the viewer! :exploding_head:


#2695

whooooooooooaaaaa!!!


#2696

Well this is a lot more fun than everyone arguing over Personal Shopper


#2697

ok?


#2698

maybe it’s a shared universe and it’s was Benny’s all along*


#2699

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets wooft.


#2700

Everything I’ve heard about Haneke’s films makes me want to stay about a million miles away from them - same with Lars von Trier.

Does anyone else have directors that they’ve just taken against for no particular reason?


#2701

mate, why


#2702

surprise day off work and that was the next film starting


#2703

Agreed about Lars von Trier, but then he’s just an obnoxious git who likes to wind people up. Haneke doesn’t have that issue.


#2704

sort of but he’s made a couple of brilliant films in spite of that


#2705

Andrea Arnold
Dardenne Bros
Leos Carax

pretty much any curzon loyalty card wanker stuff