Archive for the Art House Film Category

At the Ends of the Earth / Au bout du Monde / На краю Земли (1998)

Posted in Animation, Art House Film, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychedelic, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Konstantin Bronzit
Producer: Konstantin Bronzit
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: France / Russia
Language: Russian / None

A strange story at the very top of the Caucasian mountains – the apex, pinnacle, vertex.

A family lives in a house that teeters precariously on the very tip of a mountain. The balance of the house is affected not only by the family that lives inside, but also their cow, dog, cat, a passing bird, and a man with a couple of sheep who returns in a car. The slopes of the hill themselves also seem rather slippery at times.

The film was included in the Animation Show of Shows and eventually gathering nearly 70 awards around the film festivals.

The World Outside My Window (2013)

Posted in Art House Film, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: David Peterson
Producer: David Peterson
Genre: Short / Web / Video-clip
Country: United States
Language: English / None

The montage of time-lapse photography of Earth from the International Space Station.

The short movie is a collection of images in 4K resolution from expedition 29, 30, 31 at the ISS. The goal of this sequence is to bring a bit more attention to the station itself including the humans aboard it. Music by Two Steps From Hell “Fill My Heart”.

The Holy Mountain (1973)

Posted in Alchemy, Art House Film, Experimental, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Mythology, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Producer: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Genre: Art House / Fantasy
Country: Mexico / United States
Language: English / Spanish

The psychedelic masterpiece about Jesus searching for enlightenment.

The Holy Mountain gives the omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world, but shows us how to live and not give into a material world.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their wordly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the Universe.

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Lullabies of the World / Колыбельные мира (2003 – 2010)

Posted in Animation, Art House Film, Cosmology, Music, Mythology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Yelizaveta Skvotsova
Producer: Arsen Gottlieb
Genre: Animation / Music
Country: Russia
Language: Universal / None

A collection of animated lullabies from different countries.

World Lullabies – animated music videos to musical performances of lullabies from different nations around the world. The films are made for everybody, but mostly for children. The viewer will feel as if he is lulled by a loving mother. Every lullaby is performed in its original language. The plot of the movie is based on the story told in the lullaby. Visual images reflect the lifestyle and traditions of each nation.
List of lullabies:
Russian, Chukchi, Greek, French, African, Indian, Georgian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Bulgarian, Armenian, Jewish, Japanese, Hungarian, Moldavian, Azerbaijan, German, Ukrainian, Canadian.

Supported by the Federal Agency for Culture and
Cinematography of the Russian Federation.

Alan Watts – What is Wrong With Our Culture (2013)

Posted in Art House Film, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Omid Pakbin
Producer: Omid Pakbin aka Omega Point
Genre: Short / Web / Mashup
Country: United States
Language: English /
AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / HI / IT / JP / PT / RO / RU subtitles

Be the change you wish to see in the world!

What is Wrong With Our Culture is a short video based on the Alan Watts speech about the state of the world also know as Sex: The Pleasurable Punishment.

Why is it that we don’t seem to be able to adjust ourselves to the physical environment without destroying it? Why is it that in a way this culture represents in a unique fashion the law of diminishing returns? That our success is a failure. That we are building up – in other words an enormous technological civilization which seems to promise the fulfillment of every wish almost at the touch of a button. And yet as in so many fairy tales when the wish is finally materialized, they are like fairy gold, they are not really material at all.

Deep Immersion. Let’s Start… – Mr. Freeman, part 49 (2010)

Posted in Animation, Art House Film, Metaphysics, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Uknown
Producer: Vadim Demchog, Pavel Muntyan
Genre: Short / Animation / Web-Series
Country: Russia
Language: Russian / EN subtitles

Mr. Freeman is a Russian animated web series named after its main character. The key content of the series is monologues which in a harsh manner criticize the lifestyle of modern everyman. The animations contains many symbols and hints. There are also hidden frames in the series, which contain elements of a larger image. All episodes except for Part 0 have two identical frames containing a hidden piece of some puzzle. The identity of Freeman and his goals is unknown.

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Planet Earth: Amazing Nature Scenery (2011)

Posted in Art House Film, Documentary, Photography, Pure Cinema, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Robert Revol
Producer: Robert LVI
Genre: Documentary / Short / Trailer
Country: Romania
Language: English / None

A beautiful images collection of Planet Earth (2006) documentary.

Emmy Award winning, 11-episodes, 5-years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. Each of episodes features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth. At the end of each fifty-minute episode, a ten-minute featurette takes a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of filming the series.

Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers (2003)

Posted in Art House Film, Documentary, Independent Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Erik Gandini
Producer: Johan Söderberg, Erik Gandini
Genre: Documentary / Art House Film
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish / Spanish / English /
AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / HI / IT / JP / PT / RO / RU subtitles

The consumerism totally consumed us.

Surplus: Terrorized into Being Consumers from 2003 is a film odyssey about the destructive sides of consumer culture and described as “a global doomsday satire set to music”. It used the language of music video, propaganda and commercial advertising as a response to the forces of globalization.

Why is the lifestyle of consumerism a source of such rage today? How come the privilege of buying goods does not automatically lead to happiness? Why all this emptiness despite our wealth? Surplus’ approach is to portray this issue from an emotional rather than a factual perspective.

Spin (2005)

Posted in Alchemy, Art House Film, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Jamin Winans
Producer: Joe Sekiya
Genre: Art House Film / Short
Country: United States
Language: English / None

God is a DJ or study the idea that less is more. On Fallen Angels, Free Will, and Fixing the World.

The Double Edge Films production, Spin is the story of a mysterious DJ trying to fix a chain of events and reactions that occur in our everyday lives. Everything from casual indifference mixed with confidence to disbelief and determination the disk jockey plays god using his DJ turntables as a time machine. A demonstration of how the smallest things can make the biggest differences. Winner of 35 film festival awards worldwide.

Powers of Ten (1977)

Posted in Animation, Art House Film, Documentary, Independent Film, Metaphysics, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Ray Eames, Charles Eames
Producer: Ray Eames, Charles Eames
Genre: Documentary / Animation / Short
Country: United States
Language: English / None

A Film Dealing with the Relative Size of Things in the Universe and the Effect of Adding Another Zero.

The Powers of Ten is a short American documentary films written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames. The film depict the relative scale of the Universe according to an order of magnitude or logarithmic scale based on a factor of ten, first expanding out from the Earth until the entire universe is surveyed, then reducing inward until a single atom and its quarks are observed.

Music by Elmer Bernstein and recorded in Gas 0095 by Mat Jarvis (High Skies) on the Microscopics label as Micro-000001.