This leads to many entertaining over-the-top splatter scenes with bodies being sliced or blown up in various ways. Born of Fire Mystical-Islamic, symbolic horror movie with surreal and rich visuals. Except that he isn't exactly a straight bunny, and neither are some odd criminals and a permanently drunk Finn.
Long, meandering and complex takes focus on this alienated man as the scenery magically changes around him, employing snippets of whimsical dialogue, satirical humor and random social interactions to portray personal feelings of cynical but confused existentialism. And boy, do they let go of all restraints and limitations.
It is brought into a house where a gentle old couple commit suicide via clock, a rock band practice at all hours of the morning and abuse their neighbour, all of whom are in love with the same schoolgirl, and a woman is trying to get rid of her husbands body and keeps the upper half in a bucket.
If this isn't enough we get to see a Nazi-like woman who stabs her victims while raping them, and a man getting his anus kicked in so hard he has to plug it with a bottle of beer.
Daydreams turn into full blown fantasies involving witches, him as Superman, chasing angels in heaven, travelling on a time-machine, or being chased by God after stealing a numbered fruit from Eden. Thoreau's 'Walden' and his views on transcendentalism are a big key in deciphering this one.
Fulfilling his own memoir-cum-prophecy, Kharms has been born again — this time, as a quirky cultural phenomenon.
It won't make any sense, but it's beautifully filmed. Baby Bump Extremely bizarre humor and surrealism envelop this coming-of-age Polish comedy like a chicken's foreskin. The ending kinda ties it all together, but not necessarily in a logical sense, and you have to think about it as a right-brain, dream-logic, emotional experience driven by human needs to extract the factual details from the rest.
A drunk man splits into two people and the priest warns him about his double's behaviour, a woman finds a man growing in her field daniil kharms writing and the event tv decides to try him out as her boyfriend, elections vote not only for a mayor, but also for the military police versus the secret police, and they also vote for women in the roles of Bitch and Adulteress, a cynical sage is growing out of the ground in the entrance to the town, a Russian choir and dance group entertain in the local church, a man levitates to heaven but complains about the bad timing, police instruct teenagers how to grope each other better, and so on and on.
Frequent digressions and confusing scenes will have you scratching your head as you try to figure out what is happening, and some sequences are downright surreal, especially the birthing scenes involving strange machines that create mask-wearing babies to an audience of mask-wearing worshippers.
At least that's what you think it's about, until the UFO appears, and then you just give up and try to enjoy the movie nevertheless because it is so pretty. The gruesome horror and atmosphere is quite effective, but strictly designed for visual and primitive effect rather than for engaging the mind.
There are some evil criminals with some kind of mad scientist and a bunny serum, and even at the end I did not quite figure out what they were up to, but it involves some kind of combination of human bunny mutations, sex and celebrities.
Although it sometimes brings to mind Parajanov with its earthy, surreal mannerisms and otherworldly portrayal of traditions, the movie has its own unique language.
American Astronaut, The Cory McAbee seems to live in his own world populated by very eccentric, catchy and silly music, and I wouldn't be surprised if he were influenced by Zappa. The theme is marriage and society, as depicted by a couple with their marriage on the rocks. Fromshe served as the Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University.
A student of the Russian avant-garde? With Borgman, he dives into Teorema territory with full surrealism and symbolism, without losing his dark and bizarre humor.
Atrocity Exhibition, The Based on the experimental book by J. There are many strange visions that include a skull eclipsing the moon, stoning of a woman with flowers, a Djinn haunting a man in his sleep in the form of a mosquito, and more.
It takes place in a village where the locals take magical happenings and surreal personality quirks in stride, even brushing it off with cynicism.
He also hangs out with a troupe of old people, all of which are either depressed, alone, or nostalgic and all of which seem quaint, irrelevant and obsolete next to the modern youngsters. In addition, it's too bizarre to be a fairy-tale or story, and just a bit too intent and consistent to be a dream.
He discusses various aspects of this dream-life with a mysterious woman who serves as his emotional guide, considering whether it would be good to leave this life, how it is possible to enjoy it, and whether it would be better to confront or kill the person or God who is dreaming them.
He wanders between sparse homes and their strange occupants in search of his home, but everything feels off and disjointed, and the local folk seem to be occupied with dark secrets involving violence.
Ballard that explores the mind of an insane man using segmented but abstractly linked chapters.
Bunker of the Last Gunshots, The Early experimental short from the team of Jeunet-Caro about a bunker during some kind of war with a countdown to some unknown catastrophe and the people inside it.
Upstream Color Carruth finally follows up on Primer nine years later with an even more challenging, existential and abstract experiment. Think young Russ Meyer drops acid and makes a movie on a pocket-change budget with some friends and neighbours. The devilish fallen angels use everything they have against them, even using cell-phones to co-ordinate their plots.
A precocious girl at school has a filthy mouth and is somehow way too adult for her age, he is running a business involving the selling of urine, his mom's flings seem really perverse and disturbing, and he has dreams and daydreams involving him as an innocent cartoon mouse with huge ears being eaten by his mother.
Yet the vitality of the Kharms cult has failed to make the poet a household name.Vol. 89, No. 3, July Published by: the Daniil Kharms: Writing and the Event by Jakovljevic, Branislav.
Daniil Kharms: The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the Prague Spring by Bren, Paulina. The Greengrocer and His TV. Don't be fooled by the reviews claiming this is an artsy giallo. This is a surreal and extremely tactile movie about female sexuality and senses, with no exploitation, by way of an homage to classic Italian horror.
Another Face of Soviet Nostalgia: Daniil Kharms Writing like Kharms’ was hardly consonant with the dominant currents of official Soviet literature under Stalin, but since his posthumous circulation in were recently bought by a Finnish TV channel. Kharms seems to be settling into his place in the Western literary canon.
Daniil Kharms: Writing and the Event (Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies) 1st Edition by Branislav Jakovljevic PhD (Author). Ten years ago, I dated a man who said to me many curious and indeed bizarre things over the course of the nine months we spent together.
I wrote down many of these statements, transcribing them verbatim, inserting myself only insofar as I managed order, stanza structure, and line-break. October Monday, 10/1 PM in the Arts Cafe rsvp: email [email protected] watch: a video recording of this event via KWH-TV listen: to an audio recording of this event.
Jonathan Coleman is the author of four critically acclaimed works of nonfiction The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook, ).Download