In Mandarin, a film is 'dian ying' — 'electric shadow'; and that is simultaneously film's weakness and its strength.
Back and Forth 1969 stages an eclectic range of events inside a classroom for a camera that pivots back and forth, both left and right and up and down.
Legendary for its candour and youthful awkwardness, the lesbian sex scene that closes Je tu il elle is amplified by a highly sensitive soundtrack of shifting bed sheets and heavy breathing.
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is an experimental filmmaker and Willa Cather Professor Emerita of Film Studies at University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Beatrice is as messy as Henry is neat, and there are other convenient parallels as well.
From eastern Germany, through Poland and the Baltic states, we head to Moscow, setting off at a specially selected moment, the end of summer, so as to reach Russia during the harsh winter.