By the river of oblivion, a lonely horsemen passes through a village where children play with hidden desires, adults are indulged in a celebration and violence and love are instinctive parts of life.
The rhythms of life in a Georgian village—young people playing, traditional singing, a budding love—take on the elastic quality of myth in this ravishingly textured, 35mm short from Dea Kulumbegashvili (Beginning). Hints of oblivion, sexuality, and self-immolation permeate the smoke-filled air.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States