Le Train En Marche (Chris Marker, 1971)

  Le Train En Marche, made in 1971 by Chris Marker and his SLON group, is the precursor in many ways to a more well-known Marker film; the 1992 feature The Last Bolshevik (Le Tombeau d'Alexandre). The latter film is a more complete reckoning with the life and work of Soviet film-maker Alexander Medvedkin, but … Continue reading Le Train En Marche (Chris Marker, 1971)

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500 (or so) words on the World according to Fassbinder: Lola (1981, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Lola is Fassbinder in overdrive (“in the red” as star Armin Mueller-Stahl put it, although he seems to have forgotten about the blue his character is always clad in and which sums up the duality and the wildness of this film too). This film is not the fabled critic’s cliché of an “explosion of colour”, … Continue reading 500 (or so) words on the World according to Fassbinder: Lola (1981, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)