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Art Films: Auteur Experimental Arthouse Films Explained.

Art Films: Auteur Experimental Arthouse Films Explained.

By JM. DB.
Art films explained from beginning to the end, scene after scene the whole film explained. You will understand the hidden meanings in these films, take your time to listen to the whole interpretation of these arthouse films and you will understand them better than ever.
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The House That Jack Built.
A 2018 horror film written and directed by Lars Von Trier. Plot: USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.
July 9, 2021
A 1926 silent film directed by F. W. Murnau. Plot: Angels try to stop the Devil as he races across the Earth. The Devil insists that the Earth is his and strikes a bet with the angels as to whether he can corrupt the aged scholar Faust. Appearing in the guise of the lecherous Mephisto, the Devil infects a town with the plague. Faust struggles long to find a cure. Mephisto tempts him with the power to heal the dying. Next Mephisto offers Faust youth, the riches of the world and the love of the innocent Margarethe, all in return for Faust agreeing to be is forever.
June 23, 2021
A 2011 science fiction drama art film written and directed by Lars von Trier. Plot: Justine and her fiancée Michael are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister and brother-in-law. Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth...
June 3, 2021
A 1977 experimental horror film directed by David Lynch. Plot: Lynch's fiendish cult classic adopts the logic of dreams and nightmares as layers of reality dissolve, sucking you into the eerie world of a warped mind. The befuddled "hero" Henry struggles against the powers of the shrinking mutant slab in this demented gem which promises that in heaven, everything is fine.
April 5, 2021
A 2017 American psychological horror film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. Plot: A woman is taken by surprise when her husband lets uninvited guests in to stay at their home. As her husband's behaviour grows increasingly odd, she gets distressed and just wants everyone to leave, as more and more strange things occur.
March 10, 2021
We Need To Talk About Kevin.
A 2011 psychological thriller drama film directed by Lynne Ramsay. Plot: Eva puts her ambitions and career aside to give birth to Kevin. The relationship between mother and son is difficult from the very first years. When Kevin is 15, he does something irrational and unforgivable in the eyes of the entire community.
March 7, 2021
A 1927 expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. Plot: In Metropolis, society is divided in two classes: the rich, who have all the power and all kinds of luxuries and the workers, doomed to work and confined to live in poor conditions.
February 19, 2021
The Exterminating Angel.
A 1962 supernatural surrealist film directed by Luis Buñuel. Plot: High society guests find themselves unable to leave the dining room after a posh dinner party. The uncomfortable situation extends far beyond the limits of their patience and survival instincts start to arise.
February 16, 2021
Funny Games.
A 1997 psychological thriller directed by Michael Haneke. Plot: An Austrian family who goes on a country vacation and become the victims of two cold-blooded psychopaths who are out to torture them with their "funny games".
February 14, 2021
Eyes Wide Open.
A 2009 drama film directed by Haim Tabakman. Plot: A married, Orthodox Jewish father of four falls in love with a twenty two year old male student.
February 3, 2021
The Anarchists.
A 2015 drama film directed by Elie Wajeman. Plot: Paris 1899. Brigadier Jean Albertini, an orphan of humble origins, is chosen to infiltrate a band of anarchists.
February 1, 2021
The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie.
A 1972 surrealist film directed by Luis Buñuel. Plot: Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment.
January 30, 2021
The Elephant Man.
A 1980 historical drama film directed by David Lynch. Plot: John Merrick is a hideously deformed individual dubbed the Elephant Man during his years in a circus freak show in Victorian England.
January 30, 2021
The Mill And The Cross.
A 2011 drama film directed by Lech Majewski. Plot: Pieter Bruegel’s masterpiece ‘The Way To Calvary’ depicts the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in the year 1564, the very year Bruegel created his painting.
January 30, 2021
A 1965 psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski. Plot: A Belgian girl, Carol, works as a manicurist at a London beauty salon. While having lunch, a good looking young man, Colin, spots her and makes a date for another evening.
January 30, 2021
A 2009 experimental psychological horror film directed by Lars Von Trier. Plot: A grieving couple who lost a son retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, the place where she spent the last summer with her baby. There they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage.
January 30, 2021
Psychopathia Sexualis.
A 2006 erotic drama film directed by Bret Wood. Plot: Multi-narrative adaptation of Richard v. Krafft-Ebing's notorious medico-forensic study of sexual perversity.
January 30, 2021
Quest For Fire.
A 1981 prehistoric fantasy adventure film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Plot: This story takes place in prehistoric time when three prehistoric tribesmen search for a new fire source.
January 30, 2021
A 1966 psychological drama directed by Ingmar Bergman. Plot: A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers.
January 30, 2021