Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Visual Diary: Almanac of Fall/ Öszi almanach (1984) Béla Tarr

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

Tarr's transitional film between his early period of filmmaking where he was influenced by the documentary style and his latter group of black and white art films. Almanac of Fall is visually lush and poetic resulting in a vivid almost-theatrical portrait of realist drama.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fashion in Film: Anna Dymna

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

This is a little long than I expected it to be, but I just kept finding more and more photos of this beautiful Polish actress. She must have LOVED the camera.

Looking sensual in a lace on sheer black netting number.

What a woman.

Beads, bead, beads.

Peach coloured lips with soft brown hair - such a great 60's look that translated well on screen and in photographs.

Caught in an off-guard moment, but looking gorgeous as usual.

Onesies - 1970's style!!

These 'hair throwback' portraits are always great.

Hair flowing over the visage... oddly attractive.

I love how natural this photograph is, not to mention timeless - it looks as though it's been taken today. Anna looks stunning here, but I particularly like the way her hair has slightly fallen out.

Glistening texture - this image is rich with various materials, shapes and shades.

Vintage C-type photographs always flatter the subject.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Women in Film: Urszula Modrzyńska

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

Like most European actors Urszula Modrzyńska's career began in theatre in the northern Polish city of Toruń. It was not long after appearing on stage as a young and upcoming actress, that she received the opportunity to portray several engaging roles working with notable directors, Andrzej Wajda, Aleksander Ford and Agnieszka Holland. In her later years, she returned to theatre, working predominantly in Łódź where she would remain until her passing in 2010. Urszula is remembered for her diverse talent in acting and her striking gaze - a rare beauty in Polish cinema.