Here are some of my other highlights of this years International Filmfestival Rotterdam:
If you like symbolic, poetic, original and atmospheric cinema, I would recommend Transe. Awesome, impressionistic shots and the beautiful music make this film one of my favorites. The four elements of nature are in my view represented symbolically as cues of serenity and as reflections of the inner state of the female victim.
Sound of Sand is an original story about the struggles of people living in the desert in Africa. It made me realize how tough life is in these circumstances. This generates a completely different mindset, survival toolkit, value system and time orientation. Perhaps humanity in such hard settings is even more pronounced and clearcut relative to our Western experience of it.
Murch is an inspiring documentary on the tips and tricks of audiovisual editing provided by Walter Murch, editor of The Godfather, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, English Patient and other great movies. If you are interested in video in any form (TV, movies, YouTube/Jumpcut/Bix stuff etc.), this is highly recommended. "Films aren’t finished. They are abandoned." With this statement, the film editor Walter Murch explains clearly that a film is never really completed.