Vincent Winther

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A formalist at heart.
BA in media & film studies. 
Film enthusiast and artist.

Favorite films

  • Persona
  • 8½
  • Mirror
  • Satantango

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  • Vivre Sa Vie

    ★★★★★

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    ★★★★★

  • Mouchette

    ★★★★★

  • Napoleon

    ★★★★★

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  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    Trembling at the silence at night,
    scorching flames of red and yellow,
    cold turns warm turns piercing,
    from my back that now is burning.
    Tears wander the hills of my face,
    as night becomes devoid of meaning,
    following the path of things now gone,
    collapsed into endlessness.

    Sátántangó (1994) written by László Krasznahorkai and based on his book of the same name from 1985.

    Few films reach the level of craftsmanship as Sátántangó. Béla Tarr achieved in making a seven-and-a-half-hour-long…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    Persona (1966) is one of the greatest pieces of film art ever made and my all-time favourite film. 

    Persona is Ingmar Bergman's highest artistic achievement and that says a lot, for Bergman, is the man who gave the world such masterpieces as Det Sjunde Inseglet (1957), Smultronstället (1957), Viskningar och rop (1972), Fanny och Alexander (1982) among many others.

    The opening sequence of Persona is a work of art in and of itself; surreal, energetic, and mysterious. The whole of the movie is contained…

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  • Vivre Sa Vie

    Vivre Sa Vie

    ★★★★★

    Jean-Luc Godard’s film from 1962, Vivre sa vie, is a film dealing with narratives, identity, style and substance.

    The story is broken up, separated into parts, like a book or essay broken into chapters. With this narrative style, Godard succeeds in creating a disjointed story, yet the vignettes are adequate in telling the story. 

    I turn my head — I’m responsible. I am unhappy — I’m responsible. I smoke — I'm responsible. I shut my eyes — I’m responsible. I forget…

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    ★★★★★

    Reiner Werner Fassbinder’s masterpiece Angst essen seele auf (1974) is a story of ‘us’ and ‘them’ and the spaces in between.

    Fassbinder frames his characters as to be isolated from others. In the process, he creates a dynamic between the characters. Are you one of us? This question is central to the story. The answer may be yes, but for how long? When will you be cast out? 

    Most scenes contain frames within the frames. The beautiful compositions complement the…

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  • Wild Strawberries

    Wild Strawberries

    ★★★★★

    Clocks without hands, time standing still,
    trapped alone, the mind falling ill.
    Cold clammy hands, Death reaching for you,
    no way out, no chance to undo.

    Victor Sjöström's last great role and a love letter from Ingmar Bergman who has cited Sjöström as being one of his biggest influences. Sjöström's most well-known film probably is Körkarlen (1921) of which Bergman also has declared his favorite film. 

    Isak Borg (Victor Sjöstrom) who used to be a respected doctor has now become…

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    Сталкер (Stalker) is probably Andrei Tarkovsky’s most popular work. More accessible than Зеркало (1975) but more abstract than Иваново детство (1962).

    Сталкер explores themes of faith, meaning, art, and the relation between people. With Сталкер, Tarkovsky makes what’s essentially a science fiction film, but Сталкер is more than that. Сталкер is an existential piece of art. 

    Сталкер is a meditative experience. Long sequences, monologues, ambient sounds, and music... sequences of dreams and memories gliding slowly through time. 

    In Сталкер nature has…