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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:53 am 

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The current Film Comment select MY 20th CENTURY in their 'home video choices'


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:21 pm 
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I just watched this for the first time a few days ago, and I have to agree with everyone here - it's gorgeous, dense, and (dare I say it) alien in the way it presents its narrative. But I was struck by just how funny the film is. Enyedi does a fantastic job of setting up gags (I'm thinking specifically of the bit with Dora's "brother." If you've seen the film, you know the scene.)

Reading this thread, you'd almost get the impression that it's austere and off-putting, but it's really an engaging, easy watch. Quite an achievement, given how much is going on below the surface.

God, I love this label.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:06 pm 

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So glad to know that you loved the film, soundchaser. We're really happy when we hear that you love the films that we love and release for you.

If you can, don't miss seeing Ildiko Enyedi's new film, the 2017 Berlin Golden Bear winner ON BODY AND SOUL.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:28 pm 

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MY 20th CENTURY is now just £13.99 on Blu-ray at Amazon UK


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:17 pm 
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My parents would take us kids to movies that were often a little too advanced for us. I was usually intrigued, rather than frustrated, by whatever I didn't understand. In one's curmudgeonly old age, one loses some of that negative capability. My Twentieth Century brought flooding back those childhood experiences of being enjoyably mystified by cinema.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:28 pm 
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bottled spider wrote:
My parents would take us kids to movies that were often a little too advanced for us. I was usually intrigued, rather than frustrated, by whatever I didn't understand. In one's curmudgeonly old age, one loses some of that negative capability. My Twentieth Century brought flooding back those childhood experiences of being enjoyably mystified by cinema.


I saw this film twice when it first came out, at an art house in Minneapolis. I loved it then, and was thrilled to see it finally released on blue-ray and I have not been disappointed. It's an absolute delight on so many levels. It's truly magical. The interview with the director, Enyedi, made me appreciate it even more. It's kind of a miracle that it ever got made. She had remarkable faith in her very personal vision for a novice film maker.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:32 pm 
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Yeah, I liked that interview a lot too. So introverted, yet so forceful. The well researched essay was also very helpful. I'm eager to watch it again, armed with a little more knowledge.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:51 am 

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Ildikó Enyedi's gorgeous MY 20TH CENTURY is now playing exclusively on MUBI UK


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