TROUT FUN #5 – Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937), dir. Sadao Yamanaka

TROUT FUN is a special column in which Ultra Dogme contributors spend time with a film of their choosing, free from virtually any restrictions. Previous TROUT FUN articles can be found here. by Ruairí McCann The denizens of an Edo period Kyoto slum greet the news of the suicide of one of their neighbours, a samurai turned pauper, with a little gossip and complete acceptance, … Continue reading TROUT FUN #5 – Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937), dir. Sadao Yamanaka

FIDMarseille 2020: Powerful Female Voices Breaking the Silence

If you enjoy this article, we ask that you please leave Ejla a tip. by Ejla Kovačević After three months of lockdown and gradual release from confinement as certain public places began re-opening (most notably restaurants and cafés), the French government at last announced the re-opening of cinemas in the first days of summer, much to the delight of countless cinephiles. At that point, Jean-Pierre … Continue reading FIDMarseille 2020: Powerful Female Voices Breaking the Silence

Forever the Geography: National Mutability in ‘Krabi, 2562’ (2019) + Nazar’s ‘Guerrilla’ (2020)

Looking over what I have seen and heard in this mess of a release year so far, I realized that two of my favourite works of art – one a movie, another an album – are tied together by their decision to depict a particular place, or identity, with an intentional formal wooliness. Continue reading Forever the Geography: National Mutability in ‘Krabi, 2562’ (2019) + Nazar’s ‘Guerrilla’ (2020)

UDVFF 12: Cityscapes

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the twelfth program of our Virtual Film Festival, which offers a weekly watching schedule of moving image works available for free streaming. Previous programs can be found here.If you enjoy this week’s program, please support Ultra Dogme on Patreon, Ko-fi, or Substack, so that we may continue to publish writing about film + music with love + care: by Dominic Angerame … Continue reading UDVFF 12: Cityscapes

DVD Review: ‘Das Goldene Tor’ by Jürgen Reble (Re:Voir video)

by MLP I was completely unaware, prior to watching Das Goldene Tor (1992) (‘The Golden Gate’), that I had actually seen work by Jürgen Reble before, albeit as a member of the filmmaking collective Schmelzdahin (German for ‘melt away’) – a work titled Stadt in Flammen (City in Flames). Stadt in Flammen was created by introducing to the filmstrip various mutations via deterioration: burning, chemical … Continue reading DVD Review: ‘Das Goldene Tor’ by Jürgen Reble (Re:Voir video)

Revolutionizing Festivals – Notes on the First Virtual Ann Arbor Film Festival

If somebody had told me that my first experience of Ann Arbor Film Festival would happen during one of the worst pandemics in recent human history, while I was locked down in the Parisian periphery, I would have seriously reconsidered this person’s mental condition. Continue reading Revolutionizing Festivals – Notes on the First Virtual Ann Arbor Film Festival

Review: ‘My First Film’ (2018) by Zia Anger

by Savina Petkova “You’re in”, reads the email. I slide out of my chair to make myself a coffee – it’s going to be a long night. After four days of snooping around and refreshing Zia Anger’s twitter page at random times, I’m ‘in’, even though all the available slots for her interactive My First Film, have consistently filled up in less than six minutes. … Continue reading Review: ‘My First Film’ (2018) by Zia Anger

UDVFF 5: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men – Interrogations and Alternatives

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the fifth program of our Virtual Film Festival, which offers a weekly watching schedule of moving image works available for free streaming, and curated by our expert contributors. Previous programs can be found here. Next week’s program is ‘Buried in Song’, curated by Noah Rosenberg. If you enjoy this week’s program, we ask that you please consider subscribing to our Patreon … Continue reading UDVFF 5: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men – Interrogations and Alternatives