Aug 1, 2019

Cinematic Favorites of July

For the latest edition of Cinematic Favorites, I shall pull focus on recent offerings, honorably mentioning Antouanetta Angelidi's Variations on the Same Theme as the best of (only four) 'oldies' I saw in July. The features list comes off as a mixed bag, with the first and only film in Haida language, Edge of the Knife (originally, SGaawaay K'uuna), being its most exotic entry, whereas the list of shorts is reserved for outstanding cinexperiments, whether they're shot on 16mm or sculpted in CG. Some of the included works were 'discovered' through a recently formed group of avant-garde artists AGITATE: 21C.


1. Seduction of the Flesh (Júlio Bressane, 2018)
(I talk about Bressane's idiosyncratic (mono)drama in the interview for Film Panic.)
2. In Praise of Nothing (Boris Mitić, 2017)
3. Krasue: Inhuman Kiss (Sitisiri Mongkolsiri, 2019)
4. Edge of the Knife (Gwaai Edenshaw & Helen Haig-Brown, 2018)
5. Five Stories (Roger Deutsch, 2019)
7. Ten Years Thailand (Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnnon Siriphol & Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2018)
9. The Cannibal Club (Guto Parente, 2018)
10. Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (Yong-hwa Kim, 2017)


4. Obatala Film (Sebastian Wiedeman, 2019)
9. SD103: Snakes & Ladders (Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais, 2019)


  1. Very nice blog.

    Can I ask you how do you get those movies? I can't find most of them anywhere.

    1. Hello opróprio,

      Thank you for the compliment!

      Some of these films are not available publicly - I got private screeners from their respective authors, whereas the others can only be found on private trackers. And then, there are those (mostly shorts) that can be watched on Vimeo (check out the links in the titles).