Saturday, August 22, 2009
THE RETROCHRONOLOGICAL TRANSFER OF INFORMATION (A++++++++++)
The Philippine short film program is one of the best programs I have ever seen. The four films shown are uncompromisingly experimental. ETERNITY (1983, Raymond Red) makes me feel as if the film comes from a twilight zone. THE BRIEF LIFE SPAN OF FIRE: ACT 2 SCENE 2: SURING AND THE KUK-OK (1995, Auraeus Solito) is extremely beautiful. THE RETROCHRONOLOGICAL TRANSFER OF INFORMATION (1996, Tad Ermitano) feels like one of the best German films. SURREAL RANDOM MMS TEXTS FOR A MOTHER, A SISTER AND A WIFE WHO LONGS FOR YOU: LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES (2008, Christopher Gozum) is shocking, because it shows an eye operation in extreme close-up.