6 movies broadening the horizon
Some films touch the heart, penetrate into thethe depths of the soul and overwhelm the senses. They awaken in us humanity and empathy. And other films relate to the mind to include in the work cogs, awakening and expanding consciousness. This is a movie that raises questions that are sharp and frightening, but they push for insight, a new outlook on life and reality.
Awakening of Life (Waking Life) / Waking Life
What is a dream, and what is reality? Can we distinguish between them? What is the nature of sleep? These are just a few of the wide range of questions posed by the animated drama of Richard Linklater. The protagonist wanders among scenes, dialogues, nameless characters, and in some important episodes he is even missing. Here you will meet a familiar couple of actors from another film Linklatera (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpi from the popular romantic trilogy "Before dawn / sunset / midnight").
Moving from the etheric to the real, this filmcalls into question the validity of each aspect of existence, going straight into the existential crisis. He will fill your mind with philosophical questions, the main one of which: is my life real at all?
Samsara / Samsara
Samsara is a documentary shot in 2011year director Ron Fricke, who previously released two similar in style and subject philosophical films "Baraka" and "Chronos". The name Sansara in Sanskrit stands for the cycle of continuous life. Literally it means "continuous flow" and is used to describe the cycle of birth, death and rebirth - these themes and concepts are explored in the film. From the stunning visuals, music can not be separated. Small visual blocks are narratively interconnected in an intricate flow, informing about the most important.
Uncle Bunmi, who remembers his past lives / Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
"Uncle Bunmi", released in 2010, has becomeThe first Thai film that won the Golden Palm Branch. The main character, Uncle Bunmi, dies of kidney disease. Living the last few days, he, along with his loved ones - either in disembodied or in physical form - goes on a journey to explore his own past lives.
This film has become a kind of continuation of anotherproject Apitchatponga Viraethakul called "Primitive" and is mainly focused on a specific area of Thailand. But his previous work is more focused on the collective memory of the region in political and historical terms, and "Uncle Bunmi", according to the director, is similar to a "personal diary."
It is about the meaning of memory, transformation,reincarnation and the nature of things in the face of death. A very interesting, measured film in the style of magical realism for all who are interested in cause and effect relationships, previous lives and, of course, cinema.
Stay in my shoes / Under the Skin
Jonathan Glazer's fresh film, released last year, in which Scarlett Johansson played perhaps the best role in her entire film career.
Scarlett is an alien creature whose namewe still do not know. It takes on a human form, begins to seduce men and leads them to themselves .... If you continue to talk about the story, you can greatly deprive you of the experience of viewing.
"Stay in my skin" stuns. You look at the screen with wide-open eyes, trying to comprehend and interpret what you saw. If the previous films on this list study the issues of life, death and reincarnation, then in this tape we deal with human consciousness and personal impressions / sensations.
Enter the Void
This psychedelic melodrama gives a feelinga continuous trip and not without reason. Gaspard Noe used bright neon lights and the most believable first-person narrative (even the camera blinks for a few moments when the main character closes his eyes).
The story continues after the death of the hero,which leaves the body and now continues to move through time and space. The tempo of the film is growing. In the end, the culmination of the plot and the scene of sex is superimposed. However, the end turns into another plot twist, leaving us puzzled. Was this an afterlife, or simply a polished theory that at the time of death our consciousness is desperately trying to survive? A new life cycle or flashback? Food for thought.
All Andrei Tarkovsky's films
Literally everything. "Solaris", "Stalker", "Mirror" - very good for a start. And do not forget about "Nostalgia". Soviet cinema has always been special, but Tarkovsky is the culmination of thoughtfulness and reflexivity in filmmaking. Childhood, dreams, memory, metaphysics and illusory distinguish the films of this director. None of his works will leave you the same after viewing.
In his works there is a lot of symbolism. Tarkovsky pursued the goal of creating a form of cinema that "sculpts time", changes our ideas, and shows how much our perception is. This is not the easiest director, but as soon as you immerse yourself in his work, Tarkovsky's movie will hypnotize you, puzzle and enchant.