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The Postman Rings Multiple Times

Posted in FILM, literature with tags , , , , , , , on June 30, 2011 by dcairns

This year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival wasn’t a total disaster — it afforded a rare chance to see both Jerzy Skolimowski’s ADVENTURES OF GERARD, and Gyorgy Feher’s PASSION on the big screen. So the latter is the subject of this week’s The Forgotten, over at The Daily Notebook. It was selected for screening by guest programmer Bela Tarr (recruited by former collaborator Tilda Swinton, a festival patron, I believe) and shows an interesting reflection of his own style — the blasted landscape above could have come straight from DAMNATION.

The movie is yet another adaptation of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, and makes some of the same strange narrative omissions as the 80s Rafelson version, but because the film privileges overall mood over immediate dramatic moments, this WORKS…