Intellectual American cinema at the end of the year Automatic translate
MOSCOW. In the capital ended the festival of American art house cinema.
Arthouse is a platform for experiments and bright statements, “fresh blood”, which the mainstream also needs. The circle of fans of arthouse cinema in Russia is still quite narrow, but stable. Basically, they are residents of big cities, where no, no, and even stars of independent art drop in, themed weeks pass, and local synephiles are active. Residents of small towns can only rely on the Internet and their own curiosity.
Bringing up taste and interest in smart cinema takes time and a competent approach. Analogies with music are appropriate here. Before you discover the world of innovative works by Schnittke, Schoenberg or Boulez for a child or an unprepared neophyte, it is worth introducing him to Tchaikovsky and Mozart. On December 17, the capital of the American art house films festival 2A17 ended in the capital, which took place on December 13 at the Documentary Cinema Center at the Moscow Museum and Moscow Art Theater “Garage”. In addition to acquaintance with the best novelties of author’s cinema and their promotion, the festival carried out another mission. Preserving cultural ties between the two countries, strengthening mutual understanding is an opportunity to come to a compromise, to find common ground in this very difficult period.
The lack of a competitive component helps to focus on the main thing - smart, innovative, honest cinema. Universal, 20th Century Fox and other movie groups have created the conditions for attracting and supporting talented directors working in this field. The interest of the public and distributors to the arthouse in the United States is incomparably higher than in Russia. In fairness, it is worth mentioning some alarming calls. Messages about the closure of your favorite arthouse venues - the legendary Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Quad Cinema, the vague prospects of Film Forum and Metrograph - are very disappointing for fans of auteur cinema in New York.
One of the main hits of 2A17 was Lucky. This is a masterpiece “test of the pen” in the director’s field of actor John Carroll Lynch, who is actively filming and stepping onto the stage of the theater. In one of the episodes, his famous namesake, the owner of the Golden Palm Branch, the creator of Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, The Elephant Man, took part. The main role was played by actor and musician Harry Dean Stanton, who died two weeks before the premiere. In August of this year, "Lucky" received the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Locarno Festival.
Great interest of the audience was caused by Unrest "Restless" Jennifer Brea (Jennifer Brea) - an autobiographical film about the experience of dealing with a serious illness, courage, about hope that can not be lost in the most difficult situation. The piercing melodrama “The Lovers” by Azazel Jacobs about love and the search for happiness will be remembered by the audience. Another interesting directorial debut - "Columbus" (Columbus) Kogonada (Kogonada).
Elena Tanakova © Gallerix.ru
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