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Ritrovato Lockdown 2020 – Day 3

A discussion on watching and experiencing Ritrovato 2000 digitally — an account of the advantages and disadvantages — as well as a discussion of the films available on Day Three: I’m no Angel (Wesley Ruggles, 1933), When We Were Kings (Leon Gast, 1997), I cento cavalieri (Vittorio Cattafavi, 1964) , documentaries on Jean-Pierre Melville, Voker Schlöndorff, as well as the day’s Bologna shorts. Today we also went off-piste but aligned with the program and discuss Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s Death of a Bureaucrat (1966) and Yuzo Kawashima’s wonderful Suzaki Paradise: Red Light (1956).

The day’s Bologna shorts can be seen here:

Listeners may also wish to read Geoggrey Gardner’s excellent assessment of Melville, Le dernier samourai which can be accessed here:

I also blogged on several Kawashima films when they were being screened on MUBI, and they can be accessed here:

Sun in the Last Days of The Shogunate

Hungry Soul Part 1:

Hungry Soul, Part II

Burden of Love

The Balloon

Till We Meet Again

Our Town