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Angelos Koutsourakis
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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.


Features

Monday, November 8 2010

'The Rebellion of Red Maria': A Punk Musical, in which Queer Rebels Turn into Serial Killers

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.


Columns

Monday, April 26 2010

The Illusion of Identity in Lars Von Trier's Antichrist

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.


Reviews

Thursday, June 7 2012

'The John Cassavetes Collection: Shadows & Faces'

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

Three Films by Béla Tarr: 'Almanac of Fall', 'Damnation' and 'Satantago'

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

'Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin' Depict a Divided America

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

Nostalgia for Political Modernism in 'Yesterday Girl'

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

'The Ozu Collection: The Student Comedies' Makes Us Nostalgic of Modernity

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.


Blogs

Monday, December 7 2009

Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos: 29.Nov.09 - Brighton, UK

Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos: 29 November 2009 - Cinecity Film Festival - Brighton, England


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