on seeing and noticing


Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)

Werner Herzog - NosferatuPhantom der Nacht (1979)

The Capture of Samson (1630) - Christiaen van Couwenbergh

Cries & Whispers (1972) - Ingmar Bergman

The Blank Signature- René Magritte (1965)

Dead Man- dir. Jim Jarmusch (1995)

Le genou de Claire (1970) - dir. Eric Rohmer

Je vous salue, Marie (1985)- dir. Jean-Luc Godard

Amedeo Modigliani - The Black Dress (1918) 

Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux dir. Jean-Luc Godard (1962)

Pierrot Le Fou (1965) dir. Jean-Luc Godard

Badlands (1973) dir. Terrence Malick

L’Année Dernière à Marienbad (1961) - dir. Alain Resnais
Melancholia (2011) - Lars von Trier

Yakov Kapkov - Widow (1851)
Andrei Tarkovsky - Zerkalo ( 1975)

Belle de Jour (1967) - dir. Luis Buñuel
Jeune et Jolie (2013) - dir. François Ozon

Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα (Eternity and a Day)- Theodoros Angelopoulos (1998)

Nostalghia- Andrei Tarkovsky (1983)

Once I was talking to Tarkovsky in Rome. We lived in the same apartment, the apartment of an Italian friend who was both my assistant and Tarkovsky’s. One night we were having dinner. He was making Nostalgia. And I said to him that ‘nostalgia’ is a Greek word. ‘Oh no,’ he said, ‘it’s a Russian word.’ ‘No, it’s a Greek word.’ ‘No, it’s Russian.’ I think at that particular point we had a terrible sort of rivalry or conflict because of ‘nostalgia’, so let’s say that ‘nostalgia’ is neither Greek nor Russian. (laughter)

Theo Angelopoulos