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Selective CCC library

  See the CCC Library page on Unspoken Cinema

Slow Cinema : The Art of Boredom (Elisabeth Pillar) 2020

  Slow Cinema : The Art of Boredom (Elisabeth Pillar) 4 may 2020 - 7'41" Related read on Unspoken Cinema : On Being Bored (Phillips) On Boredom (Charney) “ Time-Stilled Space-Slowed: How Boredom Matters ” (Ben Anderson, 2004) Long and boring art movies (Guardian)

Conversations with Lav Diaz (Michael Guarneri) 2020

 Michael Guarneri just sent me this letter I publish here with his permission. He talks about Unspoken Cinema, Lav Diaz's films, and his interviews with him, which made it into a full-fledged book : " Conversations with Lav Diaz " (2020). * * * Dear Benoit, hello, this is Michael Guarneri from Italy. I hope you are doing alright. Back in 2008, after watching Lav Diaz’s Heremias: Book One – The Legend of the Lizard Princess (2006), Death in the Land of Encantos (2007) and Melancholia (2008) on Italian state TV, I did an Internet search and, thanks to a fellow cinephile’s recommendation, I began following your blog, which was (and still is) very useful for my cinematic explorations. Your "Auteurs" list introduced me to the cinema of Lisandro Alonso and other singular filmmakers, while your list of books and online resources provided me with plenty of food for thought. I was honored to see that you have recently listed my book Conversations with Lav Diaz in you

Human condition(s) (Nadin Mai)

"Slow films focus on the unseen, the invisible, stories from the margins of our societies. They tell stories that happen daily around the world, events that, perhaps, happen to our next-door neiighbour. Yet these stories remain silent because they are stories that are ordinary and therefore removed from view." [..] "If the films I'm writing about in this book have all been made between 1994 and 2018, it is not a coincidence. When I look at this time period, the films have all been made throughout my tumultuous childhood full of conflicts and war on television, my adolescence which was marked by 9/11 and the subsequent fracturing of the world into 'us' and 'them', and whose repercussions we can still feel today." [..] " Human Condition(s) is a personal reading of slow films. I do not pretend that this book seeks to write the objective truth about a selection of films. Instead, I deliberately create a personal document to show the openess of