The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, where Tony Richardson, one of the most important figures of the British New Wave, is in the director’s chair, focuses on the transformation that young Colin Smith caught stealing was sent to the correctional facility. When the correctional manager realizes Colin’s potential, he encourages him to be a long-distance runner. Because, thus, he thinks that this young man will add a purpose to his life, and a champion will come out of his correctional center and he will benefit from it. The film, which transforms the sports branch at the center of its narrative into an elegant allegory of the working class, is undoubtedly one of the best in the 60s of British cinema.
The Endless Road (1967)
The social realist cinema vessels in Turkey in recent years, perhaps the most powerful shot Endless Road, between films that never considered under this title that should not be skipped, one of the most successful productions. Duygu Sağıroğlu sits in the director’s chair of the film and has his signature in the script. Cinema’s upcoming film from our impact while still a very effective place to the urban-rural dichotomy, Turkey is drawing people of this bi-directional way-or gelmeyecek- never endless ingenious gold in that journey. It is useful to add that the film stands in a very innovative place in terms of its form and it approaches a surrealistic style while reflecting the mood of the characters in some scenes.
All Night Long (1982)
Chantal Akerman, one of the most important directors in the history of cinema, hosts the audience in Brussels for one night in this relatively little known masterpiece. Some witness short stories or even moments that are longer than others throughout the movie. People sitting in their houses, bars, people waiting for something, people walking in the streets of the city at night … Over time, we realize that what we watch is part of a whole about loneliness and love. It can also be said that Akerman attempted a strong challenge against classical narrative patterns with this holistic structure established by using a minimum level of dialogue. All Night Long, marked by Jim Jarmusch as one of the top 10 films of the 80s, offers a unique and romantic experience for cinephiles open to new experiences.
Santa Sangre (1989)
Carrying the signature of one of the biggest names in surrealist cinema, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Santa Sangre addresses what happened to a young man who is the son of two circus artists, who is currently held in a mental hospital, and on a wide plane to cover the past and present. The film creates a narcissistic, sadomasochistic and pornographic story through the relationship of the mother and son cut off the arms. Featuring subtitles for religion, madness and love, Santa Sangre is the closest production to being a horror movie in the Jodorowsky cinema, as well as offering a strangely entertaining, carnival-like structure. Santa Sangre is a strange fairy tale from one of the most creative minds of cinema that it is not possible to fit into patterns.
The extraordinary film Reconstruction, written by Danish director Christoffer Boe with Mogens Rukov, is a first film that attracts attention with its haunted and melancholy atmosphere. Having a problematic relationship, Alex meets a woman at the bar and falls in love with him at one of those troubled nights. Later, she will make a choice by staying between her boyfriend and this new woman, but after the choices she makes, she will encounter incredible events. This romantic drama, which takes place in a 24-hour period and which is dominated by the same actor giving life to two women with whom the main character has a relationship, dominated the Golden Camera award given to the best film at the Cannes Film Festival in the year of filming.