Burg Kino Lock-Up Shorts
While our doors remain closed for the moment, in our online-format BURG KINO LOCK-UP SHORTS for the last two months we have been featuring hand-picked short films by some of our favorite directors.
In a Paris hotel room, Jack Whitman lies on a bed. His phone rings; it's a woman on her way to see him, a surprise. She arrives and the complications of their relationship emerge in bits and pieces. Will they make love? Is their relationship over?
Hotel Chevalier is the prequel to Anderson's subsequent movie "Darjeeling Limited".
The story involves two newlyweds, Keaton and Seely, who receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift. The house can be built, supposedly, in "one week." A rejected suitor secretly re-numbers packing crates. The movie recounts Keaton's struggle to assemble the house according to this new "arrangement."
For two months Varda, pregnant with her first child, filmed the people and surroundings of the Parisian Rue Mouffetard, commonly referred to as "La Mouffe". The film is widely regarded as one of the best examples for Varda's unconventional techniques and approach to filmmaking.
This short film is a metaphor for the Vietnam War. A man walks into a meticulously clean and sterile bathroom, concentrating on the polished porcelain and shiny metal motif. He then proceeds to shave. When his face is clean, however, he only continues to shave until he pierces through his skin. Blood covers him and falls around him, the red contrasting the perfect spotlessness of the bathroom. The film is a metaphor for the self-destructive involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War.
A paraplegic man leaves home for the first time only to discover that life on the outside is not like he had imagined it.
A man is trying to catch some sort of bug running around his room. He takes his shoes off and intends to crush it under the heel of his loafer. However, as he slowly begins to track the bug down and trap it things change dramatically, but the man continues his course of action. Nolan created the film during his university days using 16mm film.
A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.