July 6th, 2014

Paths of Glory (1957)

Withnail & I (1987)

June 23rd, 2014
Die Ehe der Maria Braun (1979)

Die Ehe der Maria Braun (1979)

June 3rd, 2014
The Birds (1963)

The Birds (1963)

Drunken Angel (1948)

Reds (1981)

Strictly Ballroom (1992)

May 29th, 2014
I Compagni (1963)

I Compagni (1963)

May 27th, 2014
May 23rd, 2014
May 8th, 2014

Soylent Green (1973)

April 24th, 2014

25 de Abril de 1974

Lisboa, Portugal

© Alfredo Cunha

March 9th, 2014

My guides in this inquiry are my children who are now 16 — they’re twins. They’re like lab rats really, they’re very grateful. When I first started thinking about cinema for them, I started to really examine my own desires about cinema for myself… It was really to do with the children and seeing their eyes opening. And I started thinking about why cinema is good for the soul, and what it gives us. In a nutshell, what it is for me is this amazingly humane opportunity to put yourselves in the shoes of someone else. It’s no more complicated and no less powerful than that. You go in, it all goes dark, and you put yourself in someone else’s shoes and see through their eyes. That’s just mega, it’s so powerful. Even a painter, who can do it, only can do less. A painter at one time is showing you one frame, but a filmmaker can take you into an experience and an existential atmosphere that may be a trip for you. It’s like a magic carpet. This is how I feel about cinema.