The Hands of Bresson

Sundry observations on the art of cinema and world film culture

Reverse Shot Direct Address #10: Patricio Guzmán

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Legendary documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT, THE BATTLE OF CHILE) discusses memory, the poetic qualities of cinema, and why slow pacing returns us to the rhythm of life. A nine-film retrospective, “Obstinate Memories: The Documentaries of Patricio Guzmán,” launched in New York at BAMcinématek on April 1, 2011. As always, we tried to match what Guzmán is saying about poetry and pacing with the rhythm of the video itself.


Written by eyemaster

April 6, 2011 at 7:26 pm

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