Sunday, January 26, 2014

Visual Diary: Revolt/ Răscoala (1965) Mircea Mureșan

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

Romanian director Mircea Mureșan's adaptation of great Romanian author Liviu Rebreanu's of the same name. A film that details a vital event in Romanian history - the Peasant Revolt of 1907. A film that won Best First Work at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. A magnum opus.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Women in Film: Helena Anýžová

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

A couple of days ago I re-watched Valerie and her Week of Wonders (1970), a Czechoslovakian film directed by Jaromil Jireš and realised how amazing the actress Helena Anýžová really is. She delivers a great role as the protagonist Valerie's grandmother/mother/vampire sadomasochist freak while her work as costume designer on this production is certainly something to be praised. I decided to include this picture alone for this post as it really speaks for itself detailing her natural beauty in this somewhat Japanese-like look but if you're interested in viewing some film stills from Valerie and her Week of Wonders check out this visual diary post.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Published Work: Béla Tarr, The Time After

By Olivia Maria Hărşan

Here is the link to a book review I wrote on Béla Tarr, The Time After (2013) Jacques Rancière (translated from French by Erik Beranek), published online at the academic journal Screening the Past.