film mania

Quero você aqui, no meio das minhas coisas, meus livros, discos, filmes, minhas ideias, manias, suspiros, recortes. Respirando o mesmo ar e todas coisas que alimentam àquela nossa, tua, minha inesgotável saudade. Entra, não pergunte se pode ficar. Vem e fica. Vai e volta.
—  Gabito Nunes

#TBT That one time my Homie and I thought it would be fun to ride across mainland Mexico on a couple of @westcoastchoppers …What can I say about @kidrock He is defiantly my Ride of Die homeboy. We’ve seen each other at our lowest of lows and Highest of Highs for the last 20 years. We have nothing but love & respect for each other. Man if people could be a fly on the wall when we filmed Motorcycle Mania 2 or just see what idiots we are together anywhere or any time. You’d see we are defiantly brothers from different mothers.. #jessejames (at Chihuahua, Mexico)

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Quero você aqui, no meio das minhas coisas, meus livros, discos, filmes, minhas ideias, manias, suspiros, recortes. Respirando o mesmo ar e todas coisas que alimentam àquela nossa, tua, minha inesgotável saudade. Entra, não pergunte se pode ficar. Vem e fica. Vai e volta.
—  Gabito Nunes.
Quero você aqui, no meio das minhas coisas, meus livros, discos, filmes, minhas ideias, manias, suspiros, recortes. Respirando o mesmo ar e todas coisas que alimentam àquela nosa, tua, minha inesgotável saudade. Entra, não pergunte se pode ficar. Vem e fica. Vai e volta.
—  Gabito Nunes.
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The Weeknd - Mania (Short Film)

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LOOK WHO FINALLY WAS ABLE TO UPLOAD THE MADS MIKKELSEN Q&A

I’m sorry the quality is not as great as it originally was: the file was very large, and kept crashing all of my dad’s programs, so he had to convert it down so that we could upload it in a reasonable amount of time.

This is pretty much the entire panel, so enjoy it!

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Greek films that draw their themes and visuals from the antiquity:

Μανία/ Mania (1985), by Giorgos Panousopoulos

A businesswoman (Alexandra Vantsi) goes out for a stroll in the National Garden. In this narrow patch of green in the heart of modern Athens, she is suddenly possessed by a sacred mania. Children run away from their parents and the animals from a petting zoo become free and run amok in the park under her influence. The police are called to arrest the woman that has caused the commotion. While everyone searches for her, she suddenly appears floating in the air in a scene of epiphany. She quickly vanishes leaving behind her a goat and a crowd of stunned policemen as well as her husband. The song at the end alludes to her union with the cosmos: “My soul passed above, vanished in the stars, I’ll put in your scarf three blessings of the world, the sun, the wind and the glorious moon” 

This film draws its inspiration from the play of the Bacchae. The lead of the film, Zoi, loses her “logic”, for which she is greatly valued by those around her, only to attain a liberated form of consciousness. The film starts with the dawn in the National Garden, one of the last remaining parks in the city of Athens. The next shot reveals the Garden from the sky above as a small square of green in a sea of cement. Functioning as a portal to another world, nature may still overwhelm those who are sensitive to it and provide “us” with a chance to escape the narrow confines of “our” selves. 

Shot with a really tight budget, the film relies on photography and editing to convey a deeply nuanced story.

Luckily you can now watch it on youtube.