Art film/film art

OK, so this is a fairly localised announcement, but bear with me.

The recent documentary about Swiss director Daniel Schmid is released in Germany next week. I reviewed Daniel Schmid – Le chat qui pense when it premiered at Berlinale earlier this year and I’m delighted that Pascal Hofmann and Benny Jaberg’s excellent film is returning. This is a thoughtful, inspiring homage to a greatly undervalued filmmaker which should be seen by anyone who cares about cinema as an artform.

If you’re in Berlin, the Tilsiter Lichtspiele in Friedrichshain is accompanying the release with a mini-retrospective of Schmid’s films throughout September. Incidentally, the cinema is one of the world’s oldest; they started showing films there in 1908.

Hopefully the film will be picked up in English-speaking territories, but in the meantime here’s a glimpse:

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