they (2002 film)

I was so fortunate to meet Miyazaki at the 2002 Toronto film festival. I told him I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or sigh, or gaze at a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are. “We have a word for that in Japanese,” he said. “It’s called ‘ma.’ Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.” He clapped his hands three or four times. “The time in between my clapping is 'ma.’ If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness.

Miyazaki, to Roger Ebert in 2002.

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10 Cool Movies That Remind Me of Spring (or Something)

i’ve been bad w posting stills recently so here is a list of movies y’all should watch!

1. The Lover, 1992. Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud

2. Heavenly Creatures, 1994. Dir. Peter Jackson

3. A Nos Amours, 1983. Dir. Maurice Pialat

4. A  Deriva, 2009. Dir. Heitor Dalia

5. Pelican Blood, 2010. Dir. Karl Golden 

6. Bare, 2015. Dir. Natalia Leite

7. The Edukators, 2004. Dir. Hans Weingartner

8.  Avril, 2006. Dir. Gerald Hustache-Mathieu

9. North Sea Texas, 2011. Dir. Bavo Defurne

10. White Oleander, 2002. Dir. Peter Kosminsky