Simon of the Desert

Description: Simon of the Desert was the last film that Luis Buñuel made in Mexico before settling comfortably into the “late period” that birthed Belle de Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Phantom of Liberty, etc. Inspired by the life of the ascetic saint Simeon Stylites, the film’s title character has a fixation […]

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Les Mistons

Description: Les Mistons, aka The Mischief Makers, was Francois Truffaut’s second film and the one that established him as an emerging talent. It’s a warm and funny look at an unruly group of boys enjoying their summer holiday while experiencing their first strong feelings of sexual arousal. And it’s all thanks to the radiance of […]

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The Skywalk Is Gone

Description: This austere short from Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang bridges What Time Is It There? (2001) with The Wayward Cloud (2005). In the former, a Taipei watch vendor (Lee Kang-sheng) meets a beautiful woman (Chen Shiang-chyi) on her way to Paris. The encounter inspires him to reset all the clocks in Taipei to French time. […]

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