Films in ‘exploding cinema’
Encore un p'tit tour...Boris van Gils IFFR 2004
In a loving homage to the Tour, wheels race rhythmically over the asphalt and spectators provide their enthusiastic contribution. All of this is juxtaposed with poetic reflections about cycle racing. Despite the international competition, chauvinistic pride prevails.
The WhaleStephen Connolly IFFR 2004
The Whale is a reflection of the micro-politics of contemporary events through black images, images of everyday life and offscreen narration that transcends death. The late Ulrike Meinhof provides the historic perspective with a simultaneous translation.
Battle Royale II : RequiemFukasaku Kenta, Fukasaku Kinji IFFR 2004
Three years after the brutal slaughter in Battle Royale, adults again try to keep kids down using pure violence. This time a school class has to take out the hero from Part I in the name of the 'War on Terror'. With guest roles for Beat Takeshi and Sonny 'Kill Bill' Chiba.
ManthraxJessica Dickenson IFFR 2004
Manthrax has been created from re-edited video footage at the Mr Olympia 1980 annual body building contest, starring the then world famous muscle men Frank Zane and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film maker's intention was simply to highlight the homo-erotic overtones that are overt in this video and within the sport itself. With the recent instalment of Schwarzenegger as `governator' of California, the short film became more political in tone, than originally anticipated.