A Clockwork Orange - 1971
A psycho-sensual suspense film that follows Ana’s (played by Cassandra Forêt, Charlotte Eugène Guibeaud, and Marie Bos) unwinding carnal desires through her childhood, teenage years, and adult life. Barely any dialogue, with it’s XCU-visual style that carries most of the narrative from start to finish.
In the Eighties, when I was in college in 1988. That was almost the end of the military dictatorship. I was a student protester. I was part of a lot of demonstrations against the government and I would have to run away from riot police. In one particular instance, I ran away and opened a random door and ended up in a very classy, high-end hotel. I found myself in this lobby where there was piano music and just two seconds ago they were shooting tear gas at me. There I was listening to Mozart and guests were dressed up in nice clothes drinking coffee as if nothing was going on. I was just in a daze, thinking ‘where am I’? That feeling is definitely a part of the sushi bar scene.
Bong Joon-ho (x)
andromeda, oil on canvas, 50x50cm, 2013