Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action

Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action

Ira Jaffe


"In all movie there's the need to seize the movement of lifestyles, to refuse immobility," Agnes Varda has famous. yet to catch the truth of human adventure, cinema needs to fasten on stillness and state of no activity up to movement. Slow Movies investigates video clips by means of acclaimed overseas administrators who some time past 3 a long time have challenged mainstream cinema's reliance on movement and motion. greater than different realist artwork cinema, sluggish videos by means of Lisandro Alonso, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Pedro Costa, Jia Zhang-ke, Abbas Kiarostami, Cristian Mungiu, Alexander Sokurov, Bela Tarr, Gus Van Sant and others noticeably adhere to space-times within which emotion is repressed besides movement; modifying and discussion yield to stasis and contemplation; motion surrenders to vacancy if now not demise.

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