quarta-feira, 10 de abril de 2013
Fausto, de Sokurov
Estreia amanhã em Lisboa, no Nimas, Fausto, a versão do texto de Goethe concebida por Alexandre Sokurov. Acompanhá-lo-á uma exposição de Ilda David' a propósito da tradução de João Barrento. Já vi o filme há algum tempo em Dvd (blue ray, para ser mais preciso) e, apesar dos pesadelos que tive durante a noite, recomendo vivamente. Sobre este realizador deixo-vos um breve excerto de um comentário publicado no The Independent: "Over the years, Sokurov has proved a very disconcerting interviewee. He talks a lot about the Russian soul. Ask him about his influences and he'll discuss Chekhov and Dostoevsky before he even mentions anything to do with film. In preparation for his film Mother and Son (1996), about a mother dying as her devoted son tends her, he and his cinematographer went to Berlin and spent hours together sitting in front of Caspar David Friedrich's painting The Monk By the Sea. Before shooting his film Father and Son (2003), he studied JMW Turner's watercolours. He calls many of his films "elegies," as if he is a composer or a poet, not a director. Although he reveres Ingmar Bergman and Alexander Dovzhenko, he is contemptuous about 3D and James Cameron. In short, he takes an utterly uncompromising and sacral approach to his art." Bons filmes!