Fantastic Spaces in Cinema is a comprehensive course consisting of screenings and discussions, which topics varying from surrealism, experimental, and avant garde cinema through narrative that highlight dreams, memories, fantasies, and non-chronological time. The planned filmography will include Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel and That Obscure Object of Desire; Maya Deren’s Meshes of Afternoon and Ritual in Transfigured Time; Alain Robbe-Grillet’s La Belle Captive and The Man Who Lies; Alain Resnais’ Last Year at Marienbad; Raoul Ruiz’s Time Regained; Michel Gondry’s Science of Sleep ; Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel; David Lynch’s Inland Empire; Dario Argento’s Suspiria; Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s Santa Sangre and The Dance of Reality; Lech Majewski's Glass Lips; Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Mirror and Stalker; Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark; Quay Brothers’ Street of Crocodiles and The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer; Jan Svankmajer’s Little Otik and Alice; Jiri Barta’s Labyrinth of Darkness; Nobuhiko Obayashi's Hausu; Catharine Breillat’s The Sleeping Beauty; Chris Maker’s La Jetee and Eliane Lima’s Djinn.
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- Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 1 the movement image. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1986.
- Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 2 the time image. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1989.
Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood") is a 1989 Mexican-Italian avant-garde thriller film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and written by Jodorowsky along with Claudio Argento and Roberto Leoni. Divided into both a flashback and a flash-forward, the film, which is set in Mexico, tells the story of Fenix, a boy who grew up in a circus, and his life through both adolescence and early adulthood.
The Exterminating Angel (Spanish: El ángel exterminador), is the second of the Buñuel/Alatriste/Pinal film trilogy, written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel, starring Silvia Pinal, and produced by her then-husband Gustavo Alatriste.
Suspiria is a Italian horror film, directed by Dario Argento and released on 1977. It was co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento and stars Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Alida Valli and Joan Bennett.
The Mirror (Russian: Зеркало, Zerkalo) is a 1975 Russian art film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986). The film features Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Daniltsev, Alla Demidova, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Tarkovsky's wife Larisa Tarkovskaya and his mother Maria Vishnyakova, with a soundtrack by Eduard Artemyev.
L'Année dernière à Marienbad is a 1961 French film directed by Alain Resnais from a screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet. The film is famous for its enigmatic narrative structure, in which truth and fiction are difficult to distinguish, and the temporal and spatial relationship of the events is open to question.
A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years. Starring Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy + 1997 actors in 33 rooms of Hermitage Museum, 3 live
orchestras, and an single continuous shot.
A young princess is the subject of a tug-of-war among witches, as each struggles to find the suitable antidote to a death sentence inculcated by an evil sister. Starring Carla Besnaïnou.
Screening 2 short films: Street of Crocodiles (Quay Brothers) and Labyrinth of Madness (Jiri Barta.)
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. Starring Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Jared Gilman and crew.
Fantastic Spaces in Cinema was inspired by Suspiria, which an article published in Portuguese at Centro de Estudos Claudio Ulpiano and participation at the Dreams, Phantasms and Memories Conference at Gdansk University, Poland.
Its original Czech title is Něco z Alenky, which means "Something from Alice". It is a free adaptation of Lewis Carroll's first Alice book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865).
House (ハウス, Hausu) is a 1977 Japanese horror film directed and produced by Nobuhiko Obayashi. When they arrive at the house, crazy events take place and the girls disappear one by one while slowly discovering the secret behind all the madness.
The Science of Sleep (French: La Science des rêves, literally The Science of Dreams) is a 2006 surrealistic science fantasy comedy film written and directed by Michel Gondry. The film stars Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, and Alain Chabat.
Inland Empire is a 2006 mystery film written and directed by David Lynch, starring Laura Dern. As Lynch states, Inland Empire is "about a woman in trouble, and it's a mystery, and that's all I want to say about it."
The Shining is a 1980 horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd. The film is based on the Stephen King novel The Shining.