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Rushes: Unseen Kiarostami Restored, Revisiting “Certain”, Studio Ghibli Theme Park on Pocket book

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First Case, Second Case (1979)

  • A restoration of Abbas Kiarostami’s banned 1979 movie First Case, Second Case will premiere at this 12 months’s version of Il Cinema Ritrovato. Ehsan Khoshbakht writes that the unseen movie is a “testimony to [Kiarostami’s] seldom acknowledged political shrewdness and his goal, complicated perspective on the tumultuous occasions of the late 70s in Iran.”
  • Studio Ghibli has introduced plans for a “Ghibli Park” to be constructed by 2023. The park can be divided into a number of themed “lands” as seen in My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Transferring Fortress, Princess Mononoke, and Kiki’s Supply Service. 
  • Final week a meme of what appeared to some to be an actual video of a person abandoning his household in gentle of an approaching avalanche took maintain of social media—the clip was truly from Ruben Ostlund’s Drive Majeure and was initially posted by MUBI. Kelley Dong writes concerning the genesis of this meme and related confusions of actuality in historical past.


  • TROISCOULEURS examines using symmetry within the movies of Bong Joon-ho, whose Parasite not too long ago gained the Palme d’Or.

  • Rob Zombie continues his trilogy a couple of serial killer household began with Home of a Thousand Corpses and The Satan’s Rejects, whereas reuniting the entire identical solid over a decade later. The primary trailer for Three From Hell:


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  • 20 years after the discharge of Lana & Lily Wachowski’s Certain, Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon reunite for a viewing and reside commentary of the movie, discussing its legacy as a lesbian neo-noir image regardless of the preliminary pushback it confronted from studios.
  • In his newest entry for Movie Remark‘s Queer & Now column, Michael Koresky considers the “nervousness of closeness, of thirsting for union and sympathy” in Fred Schepisi’s Six Levels of Separation.
  • “On this world of heroic cinephilia, the critic girl – the girl critic – is an issue.” Erika Balsom investigates the gendering of the “critic girl” as characterised in Orson Welles’s The Different Facet of the Wind. 
  • Author Grace Levery delves into the self-contradictory “t4t eroticism” (or, “the attraction of trans folks for one another”) of Tim Burton’s Mars Assaults!


  • Jeremy Carr investigates Josef von Sternberg’s Anatahan, “a plainly audacious movement image, nonetheless underrated inside von Sternberg’s immensely spectacular filmography.” Anatahan is exhibiting June 4 – July 3, 2019 in the US.
  • Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails focus on their characteristic debut, The Final Black Man in San Francisco, and the various contradictions and complexities of town of San Francisco.
  • MUBI’s collaborative video essay mission with FILMADRID Worldwide Movie Competition continues with Diego Cepeda & Luis Franze’s A Home With Many Voices, which pairs Marguerite Duras’s India Tune with Manuel Mur Oti’s Morir… Dormir… Tal Vez Soñar.


  • A small remnant of Satyajit Ray’s The Alien, written in 1967 and dropped at Hollywood, then deserted.

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