Angelos Koutsourakis is a University Academic Fellow in World Cinema at the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Politics as Form in Lars von Trier (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013, and 2015), and the co-editor of The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015).
'La La Land' Is a Delightful Return to Mise en Scène Cinema | 28 Feb 2017 // 9:30 PM
The melancholy in this film's musical sequences serves as commentary on cinema’s bygone capacity to produce a unique kind of magic.
Is All the World Really a Stage in 'Birdman'? | 23 Feb 2015 // 9:20 PM
Is Birdman's metacommentary the theatre within cinema that it appears to be?
The Illusion of Identity in Lars Von Trier's Antichrist | 26 Apr 2010 // 5:00 PM
Lars von Trier suggests that the terrible and the horrific are not to be found in the abnormal behaviour of an outsider, but within our relationships, and the play of domination and submission in everyday life.
'The John Cassavetes Collection: Shadows & Faces' | 7 Jun 2012 // 6:00 PM
His characters don'tt have the dramatic stylization of Hollywood films, but they respond to the stimuli given by John Cassavetes' unusual shooting style, which doesn't let the actors know whether they are on frame or not.
Three Films by Béla Tarr: 'Almanac of Fall', 'Damnation' and 'Satantago' | 3 May 2012 // 6:00 PM
In a period when cinema accelerated editing and prioritised visual effects that oversimplifed the narrative, Tarr downplayed story-development in favour of formal abstraction, which forced the audience to respond to and reflect upon the material on screen, rather than simply consume it.
Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos: 29.Nov.09 - Brighton, UK | 7 Dec 2009 // 11:52 PM
Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos: 29 November 2009 - Cinecity Film Festival - Brighton, England