Pocket cinema: Sita Sings the Blues

June 7, 2009

This week was whole dedicated to animated films, but I had really vibrant last three weeks… participating on several workshopz at home and abroad; switching  on/off between Dance Week Festival and Animafest, visiting several exhibitions, transcribing interviews and then, I get slightly overloaded… Therefore, I wasn’t blogging as I planned, cuz I needed a small break…

Animafest had really amazing long feature films in this year’s programme, and it was hard not to follow all of them (fully coverage will follow within next several weeks…). I’m extremely happy to announce that the Grand Prix Award went to Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman. You probably remember that I had already this movie screened here in Pocket cinema. Today, I also have a real gem for you, and that’s ‘Sita Sings the Blues‘ by Nina Paley.

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Salim Baba – street cinema in Calcutta

November 9, 2008

Another analogue, but this time unconscious street VJ from India, my dear virtual travellers…

Documentary film Salim Baba directed by Tim Sternberg with cinematographer Francisco Bello is a small character study and almost an anthropological vignette lasting only for 15 minutes… but the film is a great unintentional comparison between the birth of cinema and today’s digital age… although, not showing anything of digital devices…

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