The festival is over. The prizes have been given. It happened saturday night and the winner was Volker Koepp with his story about the children in Kaliningrad, ”Holunderblüte”. No objections, not at all, Koepp is a master and deserves to be appreciated.
Whereas I could come up with some critical remarks about the selection for the international competition. Several films left me asking: why is this film in Cinéma du Réel?
A tribute to the special programmes, however. My co-blogger Allan Berg discovered Shirley Clarke and Jim McBride, and many people expressed their enthusiasm over the programme ”tourism”.
Full houses. There is an audience for Cinéma du Réel, the stories from all over the world, stories about how people survive hard living conditions. A look at the world of today away from urban richness, from other continents. Not bad at all.
That´s all for now.
http://www.cinereel.org Still: Shirley Clarke: The Cool World, 1964.