Terrific collection of strange films and interviews
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In addition to the short films, there are fascinating interviews with filmmakers Michael Apted and Costa-Gavras and musicians Tahiti 80 (great band from France) and Mojave 3. The Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life film won an Academy Award -- and deservedly so. It's basically Richard E. Grant from Withnail & I (a great film!) going nuts. Totally worth watching again with the director commentary and then flipping back and forth with the storyboards, which are better than you'd expect. There's also an interestingly animated short from Sweden called Aprikoser, which has a funny commentary by a woman whose only connection to the film is she speaks Swedish and is willing to translate for us. She does a good job, adding in her own comments as she goes along.Finally, Boundaries is a longish short film that made me laugh out loud several times. It's basically one joke that somehow keeps on working each time it's used. It's great. Apparently, it's been winning lots of film festivals around the world. It would be great to see on the big screen since it's so nicely photographed."