This week’s Film Club comes courtesy of Sweden’s very own Sarah Meurle.
With it being a couple of weeks since we had a female gaze on cinema, we knew Sarah was bound to have some epic choices stored away.
Having spent time with her for our very first Not Here By Luck episode, it’s obvious Sarah has a sharp eye for a good image, beautifully highlighted in her new Instagram account, dedicated purely to her photography work.
Needless to say, Sarah’s eclectic choices below contain a wide array of genres from various international filmmakers, all consisting of beautiful cinematography and thought provoking themes.
In all honesty it’s perhaps one of our favourite Film Clubs yet…
1) Paris, Texas, Wim Wenders, 1984
I love this one. Beautiful, sad, slow, mysterious, romantic, and the soundtrack sounds like the desert.
2) A Swedish Love Story, Roy Andersson, 1970
This couple is so adorable. So is the scenery and the whole movie actually.
3) Mystery Train, Jim Jarmusch, 1989
I was on a mission once to see all of Jim Jarmuschs movies, this is my favorite one.
4) The Other Side Of Hope, Aki Kaurismäki, 2017
This is a new find! It has this specific kind of vibe that I love, in some way similar to Mystery Train. After watching it I really wanted to go to a shitty bar where there’s a live band playing Finnish blues.
5) La Jetee, Chris Marker, 1962
This is a classic short film, basically made out of still images. Post-apocalyptic sci-fi, it’s amazing how it feels like moving images, but they’re so obviously still.
6) 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968
Sci-fi made me think of this one, I actually had only seen it vaguely as a child and rewatched it a couple of years ago. Wow!
7) Big River Man, John Maringouin, 2009
This is a documentary a friend told me about. I’m very impressed by everything in this! It’s insane.
8) Honeyland, Tamara Kotevksa, Ljubomir Stefanow, 2019
This is also a documentary I just saw recently, it’s about woman who lives in North Macedonia.
Very primitive, in some sort of sand house who lives of off gathering wild honey. A nomad family settles down as her neighbors and it completely changes her life.
9) What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire? Roberto Monervini, 2018
I couldn’t believe this was a documentary when I saw it, it’s just so real but so well filmed and so extremely powerful.