Films in ‘Signals: First Things First’
Pacific MotionMichael Glawogger IFFR 2009
Glawogger, a mate of Seidl since the 1980s and maker of for instance Workingman's Death, started his career with beautiful studies like this.
Saute ma villeChantal Akerman IFFR 2009
Youthful perfection by Chantal Akerman. The ideal lesson for every young film maker.
Les enfants désaccordésPhilippe Garrel IFFR 2009
Garrel, the 'Rimbaud of cinema', made his first short 35mm film when he was 16. A boy and a girl flee school and family.
Images of LiberationLars von Trier IFFR 2009
Graduation film by Lars Trier. Even then it was unusual, controversial and not always equally understandable in its intentions. About the last days of the Nazi occupation of Denmark.