Sunday, 8 June 2008

La Cicatrice Intérieure (Philippe Garrel, 1972)

EDIT 7 December 2008: a note to João Gago who commented that after having had acquired all the parts he could not open the file: first of all, apologies for my belated answer. I just downloaded all the parts again myself and I didn't have a problem opening the video. I'm afraid I can't help you on this one, maybe there's a missing codec, or maybe one part has not been downloaded properly. Concerning the latter, you could check if the first 10 files have the same file size (the last one should be about 87,9 MB). Please tell me if you could sort things out.

"This is a highly experimental French film consisting of no more than 23 camera shots, total. It resembles nothing so much as one of Warhol's earlier films, except that it is more episodic. Nico of the Velvet Underground portrays a different woman in each of the episodes. The first three concern her "rescues" from Death Valley, Egypt and Iceland by a young man to whom she eventually says "stay away from me." Following that, she recites from various texts in German, French and English, makes various gnomic observations and encounters various men in various guises. All the men are played either by director Philippe Garrel or Pierre Clementi." (source)

Huge thanks to lurker for recommending this as a reaction to my post on Godard's "Weekend" & the person who distributed this dvdrip via torrent. It's a japanese hardsub (Garrel actually prohibited the addition of subtitles) while the film itself would require the knowledge of English, French and German (featuring songs from Nico's album "Desertshore"), hiiieh. If you're not too dazzled by the surrealist visuals, that is. Oh, and it's censored (naked men, you know?).
Now, if you have an hour to spare:

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Sunday, 1 June 2008

Toshi Ichiyanagi - Obscure Tape Music of Japan V: Music for Tinguely

1 Music for Tinguely (1963)
2 Music for Living Space ( 1969)
3 Appearance (1967)