Mouchette - Robert Bresson
Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet

as i was moving ahead occasionally i saw brief glimpses of beauty, jonas mekas
is it cinema or film?




Conte d’Été, Eric Rohmer

Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman, 1955)

from Au Hasard Balthazar directed by Robert Bresson, 1966

The Housemaid (Kim Ki-young, 1960)
"Many aspects of the moving image - for example, the act of inhabiting and traversing space - were not explained within the Lacanian-derived framework, which was not interested in pursuing the affect of spatiality, even in psychoanalytic terms. Locked within a Lacanian gaze, whose spatial impact remained unexplored, the film spectator was turned into a voyeur. By contrast, when we speak of site-seeing we imply that, because of film’s spatio-corporeal mobilization, the spectator is rather a voyageur, a passenger who traverses a haptic, emotive terrain."
— Giuliana Bruno, Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film (via sovietmontage)

The Kiss of Her Flesh, directed by Michael Findlay, 1968
"How could the Palestinians be “genuine partners” in peace talks when they have no country? But how could they have a country when it was taken from them? The Palestinians were never given any choice other than unconditional surrender. All they were offered was death. In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the actions of the Israelis are considered legitimate retaliation (even if their attacks do seem disproportionate), whereas the actions of the Palestinians are without fail treated as terrorist crimes. And the death of a Palestinian has neither the same interest nor the same impact as the death of an Israeli.
Today Israel is conducting an experiment. It has invented a model of repression that, once adapted, will profit other countries. There is great continuity in Israeli politics. Israel believes that the U.N. resolutions verbally condemning Israel in fact put it in the right. Israel has transformed the invitation to leave the occupied territories into the right to establish colonies there. It thinks sending an international peace-keeping force into Southern Lebanon is an excellent idea… provided that this force, in the place of Israeli forces, transforms the region into a police zone, a desert of security. This conflict is a curious kind of blackmail, from which the whole world will never escape unless we lobby for the Palestinians to be recognized for what they are: “genuine partners” in peace talks. They are indeed at war, in a war they did not choose."
— Gilles Deleuze - Two Regimes of Madness  (via 1109-83)

(Source: monakareem, via 1109-83)


Mouchette (1967) by Robert Bresson.