Andrei Tarkovsky’s non-linear exploration of his own family and childhood is full of unforgettable images that work better if you sort of let them wash over you instead of trying to make sense of a plot or whatever.
Tag Archives: Avant Garde
Less a movie and more a set of images trying to say… something, or maybe a bunch of different things, it ran afoul of Czech communist censors but has since found its audience.
UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1929)
Probably the best known surrealist avant garde movie, co-created by none other than Salvador Dalí. He wanted it to piss everyone off, and was annoyed that people seemed to like it.
MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS (1985)
The story of famous Japanese author who also had his own private army and tried to overthrow the government, as one does, told in such a highly stylized manner that I honestly lost track of it.
THE CONNECTION (1961)
This is sort of the closest thing you’ll find a movie by and for the Beat Movement, an interesting exercise but I’m not sure it actually works as a film.
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
Kubrick’s Science Fiction masterpiece is more of a grand artistic statement than a movie. I love it so much.
GANJA & HESS (1973)
An “experimental” horror movie that’s about vampires, sort of, and… other things? What things you ask? I’m not sure.
RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME (1946)
A meditation on… things, by the godmother of Avant Garde filmmaking.