The opening credit sequence from Enter the Void is awesome.
I only had time to see a few programmes and I don't have time to write an extensive review, so I'll just list some of my favourite shorts here.
Bollywood movies provide cross-country evidence for Baumol's cost disease in the performing arts.
A fascinating documentary about graphic design and typography on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Helvetica.
My favourite shorts from the 2008 edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival.
I'm a cyborg is yet another highly intelligent movie by Park Chan-wook. It's also a visual treat and in its own special way profoundly moving.
4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days is a pretty depressing movie.
With several hundred of films to choose from, and only short descriptions to go by, deciding which film to see at a festival such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam can be a daunting task. Having a strategy may help.
There is a lot that can be said against Summer Palace the latest film by director Lou Ye. The film is too long, there are too many tedious sex scenes, which go on for too long and halfway through the film it loses focus. But still, despite its flaws, I was moved.
Devdas is not exactly a cliffhanger, but the dance scenes are awesome and the lavish costumes stunning.
Our Daily Bread is a brilliant documentary about the food industry. The film is entirely without commentary. All you hear are the sounds recorded during the filming. It is hard to imagine what a voiceover could have added. The images make any commentary superfluous.
Three Times by director Hou Hsia Hsien is an amazingly beautiful movie.