Trained as a dramaturge at the University of Athens and later on at University College Dublin, Angelos Koutsourakis holds a PhD from the University of Sussex. His Ph.D. thesis offers a post-Brechtian reading of Lars von Trier, with the view to identifying the political implications of form in his films. He has published articles in various academic journals on Lars von Trier, Bertolt Brecht, Theo Angelopoulos, Alexander Kluge and other European auteurs.
Monday, November 8 2010
The Guardian characterized Costas Zapa as an outstanding director of the auteur in Greek New Wave and Cineuropa. PopMatters talks with Zapa about his new film, The Rebellion of Red Maria.
Monday, April 26 2010
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.
Thursday, June 7 2012
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.
Thursday, May 3 2012
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.
Thursday, March 8 2012
This collection provides some of the most important works of a very influential filmmaker, whose work (unfortunately) is rarely distributed outside the festival circuit.
Thursday, March 1 2012
Facets’ recent publication of Alexander Kluge’s Yesterday Girl (1966) is important not only in terms of the film’s artistic value, but also because of its historical relevance.
Thursday, February 23 2012
In this specific 2-disk DVD set, the BFI has compiled four rare films by Yasujiro Ozu plus a surviving fragment. The films belong to the genre of ‘The Student Comedies’, a genre which Ozu picked up from imported American films.
Monday, December 7 2009
Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos: 29 November 2009 - Cinecity Film Festival - Brighton, England