David Lynch *I 20 1946 — The Life You Give

David Lynch, born David Keith Lynch, January 20, 1946, Missoula, Montana, U.S.A., is the filmmaker and screenwriter known for his uniquely disturbing and mind-bending visual work. His films juxtapose the cheerfully mundane with the shockingly macabre and often defy explanation.Lynch’s father was a research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, and the family moved frequently… Continue reading David Lynch *I 20 1946 — The Life You Give

The Man Who Fell to Earth /

"The Man Who Fell to Earth" 1976 Directed by Nicolas Roeg, Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg, based on the novel by Walter Tevis A strange creature from another planet falls to earth. His arrival is seen by a mysterious observer. Is the witness a CIA agent, a scientist, a psychic, or a believer in extraterrestrial beings?… Continue reading The Man Who Fell to Earth /

“Labyrinth”, with David Bowie

The Labyrinth (allegory)The labyrinth in the film is an allegory for coming of age and entering the world of adulthood. Initially, Sarah is portrayed as a character in a fairy tale until it is revealed that she is indeed a regular teenage girl in contemporary society. As such, the film demonstrates that she still has… Continue reading “Labyrinth”, with David Bowie

“Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” — David Bowie Cinema Celebration

Imagine this. You’re a tired and hungry soldier, laying down on a dirty cot. Above you, a tin roof with bamboo rafters and palm leaves stitched together as a makeshift wall. It’s late at night, but you can hear various lizards scurrying about the walls as the humid island heat beats upon your already sweat-coated… Continue reading “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” — David Bowie Cinema Celebration

Emir Kusturica *XI 24 1954 — The Life You Give

Emir Kusturica, born November 24, 1954, in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia [now in Bosnia and Herzegovina]), is the motion picture director, screenwriter, actor, and producer who was one of the most-distinguished European filmmakers since the mid-1980s, best known for surreal and naturalistic movies that express deep sympathies for people from the margins.Kusturica, who made notable short films… Continue reading Emir Kusturica *XI 24 1954 — The Life You Give

Martin Scorsese *XI 17 1942 — The Life You Give

Martin Scorsese, born Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese, November 17, 1942, Queens, New York, U.S.), American filmmaker known for his harsh, often violent depictions of American culture. From the 1970s Scorsese created a body of work that was ambitious, bold, and brilliant. But even his most acclaimed films are demanding, sometimes unpleasantly intense dramas that have… Continue reading Martin Scorsese *XI 17 1942 — The Life You Give

Pedro Almodóvar *IX 25 1949 — The Life You Give

Pedro Almodóvar, born Pedro Mercedes Almodóvar Caballero, September 25, 1949, in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain, is the filmmaker known for colourful melodramatic films that often feature sexual themes.As a young man, Almodóvar moved to Madrid with the hopes of attending the Spanish national film school, but it had recently been closed under dictator Francisco Franco’s… Continue reading Pedro Almodóvar *IX 25 1949 — The Life You Give

The Life You Give: Alfred Hitchcock *VIII 13 1899

Alfred Hitchcock, born August 13, 1899, London, England, is the motion-picture director whose suspenseful films and television programs won immense popularity and critical acclaim over a long and tremendously productive career. His films are marked by a macabre sense of humour and a somewhat bleak view of the human condition.Hitchcock grew up in London’s East… Continue reading The Life You Give: Alfred Hitchcock *VIII 13 1899

The Life You Give: Ingmar Bergman *VII 14 1918

Ingmar Bergman, born Ernst Ingmar Bergman, July 14, 1918, in Uppsala, Sweden, is the film writer and director who achieved world fame with such films as Det sjunde inseglet (1957; The Seventh Seal); Smultronstället (1957; Wild Strawberries); the trilogy Såsom i en spegel (1961; Through a Glass Darkly), Nattsvardsgästerna (1963; The Communicants, or Winter Light),… Continue reading The Life You Give: Ingmar Bergman *VII 14 1918

The Life You Give: Akira Kurosawa *1910

Kurosawa Akira, born March 23, 1910, in Tokyo, Japan, was the first Japanese film director to win international acclaim, with such films as Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957), Kagemusha (1980), and Ran (1985). Kurosawa’s father, who had once been an army officer, was a teacher who contributed to the… Continue reading The Life You Give: Akira Kurosawa *1910

The Life You Give: Jim Jarmush *1953

Jim Jarmusch, born January 22, 1953, in Akron, Ohio, is the director and screenwriter whose darkly humorous tone and transcendence of genre conventions established him as a major independent filmmaker.Jarmusch studied at Columbia University and at New York University Film School, where he directed his first feature-length film, Permanent Vacation (1980; released 1986). His next… Continue reading The Life You Give: Jim Jarmush *1953

The Life You Give: David Lynch *1946

David Lynch, born David Keith Lynch on January 20 1946 in Missoula, Montana, U.S.A., is the filmmaker and screenwriter known for his uniquely disturbing and mind-bending visual work. His films juxtapose the cheerfully mundane with the shockingly macabre and often defy explanation.Lynch’s father was a research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, and the family… Continue reading The Life You Give: David Lynch *1946

The Life You Give: Jean-Luc Godard *1930

Jean-Luc Godard, born December 3, 1930, Paris, France, is a French Swiss film director who came to prominence with the New Wave group in France during the late 1950s and the ’60s. Early life and career Godard’s first feature film, À bout de souffle (1960; Breathless), which was produced by François Truffaut, his colleague on… Continue reading The Life You Give: Jean-Luc Godard *1930

¿Por qué nos callamos lo que más nos duele?

“Why are we silent with what hurts us most?”, said Camila to her family, as they all stuck in a hotel room during a tornado, during which suddenly all became honest with each other. All Inclusive / Todo Inclusivo (2008)Director: Rodrigo Ortuzar Lynch