Film - Feature | August 26 | 2-4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
"Chung Kuo Cina is a film about a China seen but not known, observed, but not explained, and that is its wonderful power and its secret happiness." (Sam Rohdie)
Film - Feature | August 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A sci-fi tale that unwinds in the environs of the soul takes the form of a nightmarish quest for nothing less than truth itself. In a plot employing the roughest outlines of a novel by Soviet sci-fi writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, a writer and a scientist follow a shaven-headed stalker into forbidden territory, a dangerous wilderness known as the Zone.
Film - Feature | August 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Leclisse opens with a nearly wordless sequence in which Vittoria (Monica Vitti), within the art-strewn walls of her lovers home, breaks off their affair. Vittoria drifts downtown and into a love affair with her mothers young stockbroker, Pierre (Alain Delon).
Film - Feature | August 30 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Filmed in Sweden, The Sacrifice is set in Tarkovsky country: a vast, airy home on a remote Baltic island whose shores evoke the edge of the worldmuch as the green acre in Solaris seemed a planet unto itself, the farther one got from Earth.
Film - Feature | August 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
La vie est à nous is a lyrical film essay, a truly collective effort by some of the finest writers, directors, and cinematographers working in France in the thirties, yet one that bears the strong imprint of Jean Renoir, who supervised the project.
Film - Feature | August 31 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Red Desert was shot in the industrialized North of Italy, where Monica Vitti, as the wife of an electronics engineer, suffers what would be called a nervous breakdown at any other time, in any other place.