War

Birth Certificate /(Świadectwo urodzenia)/1961/Polish

FiC Rating: 4.5/5
Dir: Stanislaw Rózewicz
Why FiC recommends?
1) Stanislaw Rozewicz takes on the Nazi occupation as seen through the eyes of children in three short stories based on the prose of Tadeusz Rozewicz.
2) A beautiful and sad story in times of war that transcends time and space. It is one the very few films prove that without showing gruesome images convincingly portray the misery of the war through the eyes of children.

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Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton/2015/English

FiC Rating: 3.5/5
Dir: Guy Maddin, Galen Johnson, Evan Johnson
Why FiC recommends?
1) Filmed during the shooting of Paul Gross’s Hyena Road (2015), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton is an amalgamation of behind-the-scenes footage shot. Halfway between experimental art and documentary film, it can be seen as a scathing sarcasm of the making/mocking of big budget war films.
2) The short film is almost surreal, feels like a psychedelic video game epic and in black and white in few parts. But it is not just the experimental film, because Maddin intends to overcome the state of torpor provoked to draw his film towards the Hollywood metaphor in a funny way.

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