KILLER OF SHEEP, 1977.''Courtesy Milestone''
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ORIGINAL TITLE
Killer of sheep
1977

DIRECTOR
Charles Burnett

SCREENPLAY
Charles Burnett

PRODUCTION
Charles Burnett

DURATION
81 minutes

COUNTRY
United States

CAST
Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett

DCP
Original English version with Italian subtitles

PLOT
The debut film by writer / director Charles Burnett, set in Los Angeles, about a man determined to keep his family and soul intact while putting in long, debilitating hours at slaughterhouse, brings the unadorned fervor of neorealism to the African-American community. Made in 1977, it was only released theatrically in 2007.

FOLLOWED BY

Seasons of the year
1975

ORIGINAL TITLE
Vremena Goda

DIRECTOR
Artavazd Peleshian

DURATION
30 minutes

COUNTRY
Armenia

DCP
Original version

PLOT
In this 1975 film, director Artavazd Peleshian brings all of his mastery to cinema – his use of editing has a strength few can match – to tell a story that goes back to the beginning of film: man versus nature. Season of the year has an impact that harkens back to the days of silence, with unforgettable images of battling the elements. “It’s very short and very powerful. I can’t get its unique juxtaposition of images out of my head”, says Iñárritu. “Peleshian destroyed the montage as it existed, and created something completely new in its place. Its fragmented nature has an elemental power the comes out of the ground”.