Not gonna lie. Film Club was a hustle this week.
Mainly because our guest was too busy surfing in Malibu to put a list together in time. Cue a host of impatient insta DM’s from our side yesterday morning.
Truth is we’re thrilled to have Parisian Tahitian – by way of Mexico, Lola Mignot contributing this week, despite the fact she probably hates us for being so persistent in getting us this list.
As always though it was worth it. Being the first female gaze on film club, Lola’s choices are a refreshing look on human emotions spanning across animation, world cinema and a classic dose of noir et blanc.
1) Kirikou et la Sorcière (Kirikou and the Sorceress), Michel Ocelot & Raymond Burlet, 1998
This is a film I grew up with. I’ve always thought fear is an emotion we create in ourselves. This film taught me how to never have fear. I would always think, when I was younger, that if a tiny African kid could defeat a witch, then tiny Lola also could.
2) Happy as Lazzaro, Alice Rohrwacher, 2018
This movie has become a favorite of mine because of its magical-realist texture. It is beautifully shot. It usually makes me cry at the end. If you haven’t watched this movie, I recommend it.
3) Angel-A, Luc Besson, 2005
Jamel Debbouze is one of my favorite actors, and If you add Luc Besson you get a classic fantastical romance of French cinema. Angel-A takes place in Paris and is shot in black and white. A film that will change the way you see yourself: not with society’s eyes but with your own.
4) Lolita, Kubrick, 1962
I mean… I love black and white.
5) Late Morning, Kevin Jansen, 2019
*Unfortunately as we only received 4 choices from Lola, so we’ll duly oblige with the 5th. Late Morning a melodic surf clip featuring Lola surfing with her good friend Karina Rozunko, accompanied to a beautiful track by Alex Pasternak.