Tuesday, December 22, 2009

KEMPINSKI (2007, Neil Beloufa, A+++++++++++++++)

THINGS SEEN IN THE THIRD FRESH: A FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART AND SHORT FILM 2009
http://www.arch.kmutt.ac.th/freshfestival/main_pro/index.html

(SK = South Korea)

A. FILMS

1.KEMPINSKI (2007, Neil Beloufa, France, A+)
There's something in KEMPINSKI (2007) which unintentionally reminds me of Apichatpong and Phaisit Phanphruksachat, such as the form of the film, which reminds me of MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON, because KEMPINSKI can be called a documentary about the imagination of African people on the future world. The neon lights, the darkness, and the rural landscape also remind me of Apichatpong. KEMPINSKI also talks about space ships, while A LETTER TO UNCLE BOONMEE has a space ship in it.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4205982580_be81fc4346_o.jpg

2.AFTER THE EMPIRE (2008, Elodie Pong, Switzerland, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2509/4205982572_bdd5816f86_o.jpg

3.ORACLE (2007, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Argentina, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2644/4205984184_23eaf6039b_o.jpg

4.GRAVITY (2007, Nicolas Provost, Belgium, A+)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4205226665_22cf4b9d7a_o.jpg

5.ANNUNCIATION (2009, Lee Ji-hyun, SK, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/4205984178_652d7972d7_o.jpg

6.ADRIFT (2007, Judeka Rudelius, Netherlands, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2660/4205984176_9118b0eebe_o.jpg

7.WINNIPEG STORIES: SACRIFICIAL MEMORIES (2008, Clint Enns, Canada, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2559/4205984186_e26d78f6ce_o.jpg

I think this film should be screened together with STADT IN FLAMMEN (1984, Schmelzdahin, A+).

8.MAGNETIC MOVIE (2007, Semiconductor, UK, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2601/4205982582_0c4d3351e3_o.jpg

9.GOLD GOLD GOLD (2009, Roland Wegerer, Austria, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2788/4205982578_0170730f36_o.jpg

10.THIEF (2009, Robin Rapoport, USA, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2535/4205984188_74aaa6120f_o.jpg

11.THE ETERNAL WINK (2009, Eytan Ipeker, Turkey, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2730/4205982586_29188edce9_o.jpg

12.RHYTHM IN LIGHT (1934, Mary Ellen Bute, USA, A+)

13.KARMA (2009, Lee Sang-woo, SK, A+)

14.UNFORGETTABLE STORY (2008, Cho Youn-soo, SK, A+)

15.SECRET STRIKE RABOBANK (2004, Alicia Framis, Spain/Netherlands, A+)

16.DOWNLOVE (2007, Euripides Laskaridis, Greece, A+)

17.MONSTER MOVIE (2005, Takeshi Murata, USA, A+)

18.SPLASHDOWN (2009, Wandela Loman, Netherlands, A+)

19.THE SAME PROBLEM (2009, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsey, Aleesa Cohene, Canada, A+)

20.BREAKING ANYWHERE (2007, Alexander Mercado, USA, A+)

21.CLEPSIDRA (2009, Bruno Miguel, Portugal, A+)

22.EARTH MOVES (2006, Semiconductor, UK, A+)

23.BUTTERFLY DREAM (2009, Kim Ja-young, SK, A+)

24.THE STRANGE THING (2009, Kim Hee-soo, SK, A+)

25.THE DUELLISTS (2007, MediaShed, UK, A+/A)

26.PAS DE DEUX (2007, Eddie D, Netherlands, A+/A)

27.THE OTHER IMAGE (2008, Richard O'Sullivan, UK, A+/A)
The spinning images in this film remind me of TANZ FUR EINE FRAU (1974, Ulrike Rosenbach, West Germany)

28.SHING MUN REDOUBT (2008, Joost van der Vleuten, Hong Kong, A+/A)

29.THE WALL (2009, Han Jun-ho, SK, A+/A)

30.COEVOLUTION (2009, Kwon Ah-ram, SK, A+/A)

31.INTERFIELD (2007, Martijn Van Boven, Netherlands, A)

32.BUOY (2008, Seoungho Cho, USA, A)

33.RQV2 (2008, Jonathan Moss, UK, A)

34.I'M JUST AN OBSERVER (2008, Oh Se-sub, SK, A)

35.TRUE ROMANCE: THE BEGINNING (2008, Cho Un, SK, A)

36.INTERWORLD (2008, Michael Filmowicz, Canada, A)

37.DANCE.WHEREVER YOU GO (TEA RESTAURANT VERSION) (2009, Maurice Lai, Hong Kong, A)

38.OM (2008, Chang Jen-kuang, Taiwan, A)

39.BURNING BUTTERFLIES (2008, Jockel Liess, Germany, A)

40.WAITING FOR... (2007, Kim Wong, Yau Lung Ging, Hong Kong, A)

41.HELLO! TOILET (2009, Jo Yong-hwan, SK, A/A-)

42.UNTITLED (2009, Lee Jae-hong, SK, A/A-)

43.DIVA (2007, Liz Aggiss, UK, A-)

44.DELICIOUS TREE (2006, Cari Ann Shim Sham, USA, A-)

45.DANCE.WHEREVER YOU GO (PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE VERSION) (2009, Maurice Lai, Hong Kong, A-)

46.I'M KOREAN (2009, Jeon Young-ha, SK, A-)


B. ANIMATIONS

1.M: SMALL ARCHITECTURES AND BRIEF NEBULAS (2009, Felix Dufour-Laperrierre, Canada, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2604/4205984182_29ab4d8147_o.jpg

2.6 DAYS GOODBYE POEMS OF OPHELIA (2009, Jo Wonder, UK, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2492/4205226669_e72bed9b0e_o.jpg

3.DIAGONAL SYMPHONY (1924, Viking Eggeling Sweden, A+)

4.ELEVATOR (2009, Hwang Na-young, Lee Gyeong-ji, Yoon In-hwa, SK, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2601/4205982576_0ce241acc5_o.jpg

5.RHYTHMUS 23 (1923, Hans Richter, Germany, A+)
http://www.ubu.com/film/richter_rhythm_1923.html

6.LACUS TEMPORIS (2008, Brett Battey, UK, A+)

7.A KISS FROM A KITTY (2009, Hwang Hye-jo, Kim Huee-hoon, Hwang Ji-hye, SK, A+)

8.FORBIDDEN GAMES (2008, Jung Ji-suk, SK, A+)

9.APATHY (2009, Kim Dong-woo, SK, A+)
This film is inspired by the painting NIGHTHAWKS (1942, Edward Hopper).
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2632/4205524414_dc1ec6868a_b.jpg

10.SCATTERED WIDE (2005, Henry Gwiazda, USA, A+/A)
http://www.digifestival.net/2009/videos/video_festival.php?video=henry_scattered_wide_3444&current=_big.wmv&id=4&table=video_videoart&table_autore=videoart&w=500&h=384

11.CELLULAR ACTIVITY: RESPECT FOR RED AND GREEN (2009, Neil Ira Needleman, A)


C.MUSIC VIDEOS

All music videos are made in 2009.

1.I DON'T CARE – 2NE1 A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MgAxMO1KD0

2.WHAT A GIRL WANTS – 4 Minute A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEl94dhxDJ0

3.MUZIK – 4 Minute A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zev26X3JWaM

4.HOT ISSUE – 4 Minute A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAAfW9PvkrQ

5.ABRACADABRA – Brown Eyed Girls A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEGAwJTgyg0

6.LIES – T-ARA (A/A-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5X1qRdsjoc

7.WANNA – Kara (A/A-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzwdXEjvU_M

8.CHOCOLATE LOVE – Girls' Generation A/A-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5l7jK2m6b4

9.CHOCOLATE LOVE (2009) – f(x) A/A-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkP1tCJtGS0

10.LA CHA TA (2009) – f(x) A-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvVVb-u9USc

11.CHU (2009) – f(x) A-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11lhY69oreA

12.GENIE – Girls' Generation A-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbXP26W4EUU

13.GEE – Girls' Generation A-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7mPqycQ0tQ



Films I saw in the Fresh Festival in 2007:
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2007/12/autohystoria-2007-raya-martin.html

Program of Fresh 2007:
http://www.arch.kmutt.ac.th/fresh07/main_pro/index.html