Movies from Lockdown: We are thrown back on ourselves

With a growing matter of course, we also venture into the so-called new normal, wide step-by-step in our movement spaces, reinforced with accessories, and behav

Movies from Lockdown: We are thrown back on ourselves

With a growing matter of course, we also venture into the so-called new normal, wide step-by-step in our movement spaces, reinforced with accessories, and behaviours, the us modified standards subject: mouth-nose protection, social distance, and latent fear, until further notice. Where the number of infections with Covid-19 not fast again in the height, the Phase of the lock downs almost like a fanciful dream from which we are only just awakened.

Ursula Scheer

editor in the features section.

F. A. Z.

it's Just that this was not a fantasy. "How will it feel when we look back on it?", the film's Director David Mackenzy ponders in a short film from the family quarantine in Glasgow. Normally, he has a soft spot for Neo-Western or epic history movies with a big Budget, now he starts with the Smartphone, such as his Teenage daughter is in Lockdown floats through a strange in-between realm more, as the Navigate between Childhood and the adult world wasn't already stressful enough. Mackenzy asks: "What is essential?"

Yes, big questions arise inevitably where people are from the Vastness of infinite possibilities in the Close of one's own (or stranger) four walls pushed, alone, or the Next, in a paradoxical way, electricity from the danger messages enclosed by an incessant Messages. In the middle of the next Phase of the pandemic, the time for return is come look at these first. The screen turned ten short films from the forced domestic restriction but that Directors from all over the world under the title of "Homemade" for Netflix, there are more than pale foam crowns of the sea of the Corona-days books. Some of them are even little treasures. For the selection of the project Obtained already provides. Your Miniatures are opening new perspectives in the omnipresence of banal become topics: isolation and cabin fever, the unreality of the Experienced, the comforting effect of self-made, be it in the garden, in the kitchen or with the camera, but above all, the unifying power of the Imagination, the "Homemade" celebrating, cheerful, disturbing, touching, accusatory or self-pitying.

Paolo Sorrentino's dreams once more in the Vatican, where two already in the normal case, in their personal freedom for a maximum of limited Sovereign unites in the quarantine with each other flirting. The Pope and Queen Elizabeth, the figurine of two plastic with waving hands. Of Sorrentino in the book shelf, flower pot, or the sink is placed, the two comic figures in the library, the Vatican hard gardens or by the Pool and sighing importance, Rome is empty, desperate, lonely like herself. A melancholic funny Sorrentino was never. What else is always the Pomp?, like you questions. Also his Chilean colleague, Pablo Larraín ("Jackie") is in the mood for chit-chat. "Last Call" means to be Elfminüter, in the Jaime Vadell plays a philanderer in a nursing home who seeks to kindle via video call, an old flame after the other. Rotated, of course, via video call. The opposite way Rungano Nyoni's. In Lisbon, a Minimum of the means of production is limited, it is staged for the separation of a pair of as Messenger Chat.

More than a good punchline, a short film does not need. The contribution of Sebastian Schipper from Berlin proves. Wake up, brush teeth, in the Laptop staring to cook the pasta, a sad song to sing ("There's something wrong ..."), and always self-encounter, first easy, then twice, three times, that is the essence of the quarantine of a once in safe conditions, living people, captured by Schipper self-deprecating. To look him clearly better than Kristen Stewart, the-persons-piece from Los Angeles shows her own face as the one caged. Bleary-eyed, from aircraft noise and the chirping of crickets to be martyred, she wants only one thing: "a little break".

Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 12:19

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