Cinema
Thoughts

By Rouzbeh Rashidi

25 Nov 2019

Images

My films are products and the consequences of living the images. They are not information, signs and symbols. I…

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08 Oct 2019

Mirrors

Marguerite Duras madly influences me for many reasons, but the most important is this approach he had developed in…

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03 Oct 2019

Ultimate Tragedy

There will be many films that I already know I can never make them in my life, but nevertheless, I tremendously…

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30 Sep 2019

Personal Vision

Experimental, avant-garde and underground cinema does not exist anymore within the general discourse of art, and it has gone…

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11 Sep 2019

My People My Culture

A sincere and straightforward statement by Lav Diaz about the art life. I share these principle and generally think…

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26 Aug 2019

To Be the Film Rather Than Understand It

It has become increasingly clear to me that nothing in any spoken or written form of language can satisfy,…

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11 May 2019

Flickering Shutter

I absolutely love when in some of the pre-1970s films you would hear the motor of the giant 35mm…

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30 Apr 2019

Shot reverse shot

Sometimes you watch a scene of a film where two people are in a small room and having a…

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04 Mar 2019

Killing Cinema

I believe, if you try to kill cinema, as many claimed or still claiming by different means, formats, platforms…

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02 Mar 2019

Truthful Forgery

I love Cinema because every film was once a story in its original intention and by the time it…

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24 Feb 2019

Shoplifters

Sometimes films are not necessarily audiovisual sensory experiences (they don’t offer any images); sometimes they are not about stories…

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27 Jan 2019

The Case of Dušan Makavejev

Over the past few days, I have been watching Dušan Makavejev’s films and revisiting them. The radicalism, alternative approaches…

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17 Jan 2019

Progeny

Since my second feature, Only Human (2009), I have dedicated almost all of my features to one of my…

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15 Jan 2019

Ultra-Radicalism

I have always been mesmerised by how Cinema functions and what the inner workings of this grand machine are….

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