Takahashi is a gardener of junk. With the utmost patience she tenderly weeds through a crazy jumble of found objects -- clocks, hammers, old paint buckets, scraps of paper, electric fans -- and arranges them in a most fastidious manner. While her installations look like the scene of an accident or a
It took Mike Leigh many years to perfect his dramatic technique and find the ideal actors to collaborate with, but he did. Ever since he discovered improvisation while training as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he has made it the core of his productions. Beginning without a script, Le
Twenty minutes to collect 100,000 deutsche marks. Pulsating techno. Whip pans and fast edits. A fiery heroine with dyed-red hair frantically running to save her boyfriend's life. "The initial idea was an image," says 34-year-old director Tom Tykwer. "The image of a woman running."
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Trained as a filmmaker Lafia's work is informed by a joyous engagement with the formal qualities of artistic practice. In his own words, his "work is an exploration of how discourse constructs itself." His early experimental films -- "Auto-re-tour" and "Fini La Guerre" -- investigate the tensions be