Tag Archives: independent film directors

  • Balance (1989) - Christoph Lauenstein & Wolfgang Lauenstein

    One of those great short films that explore human nature, BALANCE is a classic Oscar winning animation from brothers Christoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein.

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  • Home Sweet Home (2013) - Alejandro Diaz, Pierre Clenet, Roman Mazevet, Stephane Paccolat

    Named Best Animated Short at the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival.

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  • High Maintenance (2006) - Philip Van

    Part sci-fi, part comedy and made in just a week, HIGH MAINTENANCE, a student short film by Phillip Van, won at Sundance and lots of other festivals, too.

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  • The Cooler (2003) - Wayne Kramer

      … “THE COOLER may sound as if it’s a dark sitcom, with broad characters and an easy payoff. But the movie, directed by first-timer Wayne Kramer and written by him with Frank Hannah, has a strange way of being broad and twisted at the same time, so that while we surf the surface of […]

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  • Gare du Nord (2013) - Claire Simon

    [French language] GARE DU NORD was originally conceived as a transmedia project by Les Films d’ici, including “… a feature film, interactive website, documentary and theater play …

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  • Are movies dead? -

    Citing the high quality of both this year’s Oscar nominees and the 2014 Sundance Film Festival line-up, Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir argues against current claims that we’ve entered the post-cinematic era.

  • Prisoner of the Mountains/Caucasus (1996) - Sergey Bodrov

    “Unlike the majority of American battle movies in recent years — movies that often treat real wars as huge video games fought by wise-cracking superheroes and bloodthirsty supervillains — Bodrov’s update of Tolstoy’s tale suggests that wars are simply fought, with sometimes hideous consequences, by men. (And, in this case, women and children.)” (Chicago Tribune)

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