Yesterday I watched Syndromes and a Century for the first time, and it instantly became one of my favourite films. Of course, I immediately thought of you, my readers scattered around the globe like so many flickering stars, and I wanted very much to tell you all about it.
The film is by Thai director/auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and it's set in two different times in some kind of hospital. A lot of the shots remind me of Sophia Coppola's style, except without the bored rich people (I just watched Somewhere, it was pretty good I must say).
There's not really a plot that makes sense, It's more about people living together and interacting with one another and in nature. So, I've included three, count them THREE video clips. I hope you like them
OK today's film selection is called "Mysterious Skin," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He's one of my favourite actors because he makes good choices and (I think) looks at his career as a long term exploration of character and development of his craft. Even when he does a blockbuster, it's "Inception"
So, "Mysterious Skin" is a really good film about coming of age in a small town in the American South where nothing ever really happens - on the surface. Underneath the still landscape though, the characters have to make sense of scars they've had since they were little kids. I don't want to summarise it too much because that would basically give everything away. Just look at the preview I guess. :o)]
[Post title comes from an exhibition currently happening at the London's Design Museum called Design Overtime]