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niet lang hoeven zoeken naar VK #iffr bijlage zoals sommige mensen op twitter, maar fijn weer kunnen ophalen bij m'n vaste bron, m'n ouders
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Sound in films is termed diegetic if it is part of the narrative sphere of the film. For instance, if a character in the film is playing a piano, or turns on a CD player, the resulting sound is "diegetic." If, on the other hand, music plays in the background but cannot be heard by the film's characters, it is termed non-diegetic or, more accurately, extra-diegetic. The score of a film is "non-diegetic" sound. Some examples...
IFFR film 19: Café Noir / 카페 느와르 (Jung Sung-Il, South Korea): 4/5
Wow, very long at over 3 hours (they even included a 15 minute break in the middle which is rare for a festival showing), but quite something special, especially for those well versed in Korean films. Luckily the second half was even better than the first. An interesting mix of styles, switching from colour to b/w for some scenes etc. And I've never seen the city of Seoul itself used as a character quite as beautifully like this, with long single-take shots where the camera just glides along the streets or river for minutes and minutes.
Also: it wasn't until the credits that I realized one of the characters that looked so familiar to me was played by indie music star Yozoh! The little keyboard she continuously carried on her back should have been a hint, I suppose.
IFFR film 12: Toad's Oil / ガマの油 (Japan): 4.5/5
My favourite film of IFFR 2010. Wonderful directorial debut (and starring role) by one of my favourite actors, Kôji Yakusho. A funny colourful moving story, in some parts reminiscent of the surrealness/sensibility of Taste of Tea. Also a nice role for Satomi Kobayashi of Megane / Kamome Diner.
The short but fine list of films I saw last week at the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 2008 (rated x out of 5):
One more time, one more chancestuck in my head.
A kind of loose ordering this time, though Once definitely belongs at the top...
Seen at the International Filmfestival Rotterdam this year (in descending chronological order, rated x out of 5):
Helvetica, documentary about typography and design, now viewable in its entirety on Google Video! [related] [via]
Update: oops, it's offline now :(
I figure I'd better get this out of the way before I start logging my films-seen-at-the-IFFR 2007 here, so here is a quick raw list of my faves of all the 112 films I saw for the first time in 2006 (not necessarily released in 2006), to be linkified/explained/possibly reordered in the next couple of days:
Children of Men
It's Only Talk
Taking Father Home
Me And You And Everyone We Know
The New World
Number of feature-length films seen: 29
Number of short films seen: 7
Number of legs worn out from the constant sitting in cramped theaters: 2
Number of times I found myself sitting next to snoring journalists: 1 (maintaining my record from last year)
Funniest Q&A: David Lammers after Langer Licht.
Cutest producer/director couple: Peng Shan and Ying Liang of Taking Father Home.
Funniest moment in any film: the
Don't try this at home, kids! freeze-frame in The Great Yokai War.
Number of films seen that feature a Susumu Terajima appearance: 1 (out of a possible 3), upping my Susumu-index from 24 to 25.
(though I can't find a big version online): Blue Cha Cha.
Don't try this at home, kids!