Poetic Cinema

"Poetic cinema is an ever elusive term that branches out into vast territory. Some associate it with the “arthouse”, others with the “avant garde”; two types of film making that in themselves escape lucid distinction.

Poetry itself is an overarching monstrosity of concepts and aesthetics, so what part of poetry does “Poetic” cinema refer to? The poetry of TS Elliot is different than that of Goethe or Breton or Whitman or Poe. It might be said that “Poetic” cinema refers to poetry, simply, in its difference to prose; prose equating a somewhat consistent temporal and spatial topography and poetry sacrificing this consistency and clarity in the favor of immediate experience and immersion.

The chaotic and elusive reverie of dreams and…

  • Mirror
  • The Corridor
  • The Wind Will Carry Us
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Post Tenebras Lux
  • Touki Bouki
  • Landscape Suicide
  • Colossal Youth
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Gummo
  • Fata Morgana
  • Window Water Baby Moving
  • Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life
  • L'Atalante
  • Walkabout
  • Damnation
  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
  • Beau Travail
  • The House Is Black
  • Leviathan
  • Dreams
  • Sans Soleil
  • Silent Light
  • Japón
  • Battle in Heaven
  • Outside Satan