Tag Archives: Surrealism

June 10

The Search for Emak Bakia – Oskar Alegria and the search for the clown within. (SFF Film Review)

The Search for Emak Bakir is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can get your tickets here. “This creation is offered by one individual to another, to you, who are here.”  Man Ray “Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.” Man Ray You don’t have to see Man Ray’s surrealist existential masterpiece […]

December 19

The Seashell and the Clergyman – Antonin Artaud, cinema and abstraction. (Film review / analysis)

According to Artaud’s essay Cinema and Distraction, he thanks Germaine Dulac (director of The Seashell and the Clergyman) “… who was able to appreciate a screenplay that seeks to penetrate the very essence of the cinema and is not concerned with any allusion either to art or to life.” Other reports claim that Artaud (who wrote The […]

Happy Birthday Comte de Lautreamont!

“Who may understand why two lovers who idolized one another the night before will quarrel over aq single misunderstood word and flee on the wings of hatred to opposite points of the compass, full of love and remorse yet refusing to see one another , each cloaked in lonely pride? This is a miracle that […]