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Sodankylä Forever (2010)

Finlandia. Documental/Entrevista. 300 minutos
Título Original: Sodankylä ikuisesti
Director: Peter von Bagh
Intérpretes: Peter von Bagh, Robert Parrish, Roy Ward Baker, Víctor Erice, Samuel Fuller, Milos Forman, Sergio Sollima, John Boorman, Bob Rafelson, Vincent Sherman, Francesco Rosi, Jean Rouch, Francis Coppola, Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Val Guest, Vittorio De Seta, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Claude Goretta, Jafar Panahi, Miklós Jancsó, Abbas Kiarostami, Ivan Passer, Gianni Amelio, Dino Risi, Stanley Donen, Ettore Scola, Jean Dréville, Chantal Akerman, Freddie Francis
Formato: DVD  [4 discos] Calidad: DVD
Idioma: Inglés/Italiano/Francés   Subtítulos: Inglés
Subgénero: Historia del cine

Surely the most singular of events in the annual calendar of film culture, the Midnight Sun Film Festival is held every June in the Finnish village of Sodankylä beyond the arctic circle—where the sun never sets. Founded by Aki and Mika Kaurismäki along with Anssi Mänttäri and Peter Von Bagh in 1985, the festival has played host to an international who’s who of directors and each day begins with a two-hour discussion. To mark the festival’s silver anniversary, festival director Peter Von Bagh edited together highlights from these dialogues to create an epic four-part choral history of cinema drawn from the anecdotes, insights, and wisdom of his all-star cast: Coppola, Fuller, Forman, Chabrol, Corman, Demy, Kieslowski, Kiarostami, Varda, Oliveira, Erice, Rouch, Gilliam, Jancso—and 64 more! Ranging across innumerable topics (war, censorship, movie stars, formative influences, America, neorealism) these voices, many now passed away, engage in a personal dialogue across the years that’s by turns charming, profound, hilarious and moving. Call it Finland’s idiosyncratic and playful answer to Godard’s Histoire(s) du cinema!

PART 1: The Century of Cinema
PART 2: The Yearning of the First Film Experience
PART 3: Eternal Time
PART 4: Drama of Light