German American artist Eva Hesse (1936 – 1970) created her innovative art in latex and fiberglass in the whirling aesthetic vortex of 1960s New York. Her flowing forms were in part a reaction to the rigid structures of then-popular minimalism, a male-dominated movement. Hesse’s complicated personal life encompassed not only a chaotic 1930s Germany, but also illness and the immigrant culture of New York in the 1940s. One of the twentieth century’s most intriguing artists, she finally receives her due in this film, an emotionally gripping journey with a gifted woman of great courage.
A superstar in the art world| but little known outside| why does Eva Hesse continue to excite passions? This brilliant| gifted and visionary woman of 1960s NY
survives personal chaos while creating work that changes the profile of art history. Along with creating a significant and deeply influential body of work during her
short life| her story overlaps some of 20th century's most intriguing moments: Germany in the 1930's| New York's Jewish culture of immigration in the 1940's and the
art scene in Manhattan and Germany in the 1960's. Hesse| one of the most important 20th century artists is finally revealed in this character-driven film| an
emotionally gripping and inspiring journey with an artist of uncommon talent| a woman of extraordinary courage. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Eva Hesse torrent reviews
(ru) wrote: I own it. Haven't watched it yet.
(de) wrote: saw really long time ago forgot about it :(
(us) wrote: Ever wondered how film-makers are made? Or what influenced the French New Wave? Or why there is so much singing in Jacques Demy's movies? This movie goes a fair way to answering these and many other questions about the life and work of Jacques Demy. The juxtaposition of filmed episodes from his life with filmed episodes from his movies makes for an interesting story or myth about his film-making: that it was semi-autobiographical, directly influenced by his childhood. If this is true then it does explain the childlike quality of some of his films. The colours and set designs of films like Les Parapluies de Cherbourg reflect the puppet shows that obsessed the young Demy. However his childhood, though happy, was not entirely innocent and neither are his films - for all their gaiety and romantic qualities. If you are intrigued by the films of Jacques Demy, then you may well find this film captivating. If you haven't seen many then this will make you eager to see more.
(ca) wrote: Great movie. One of the best .
(gb) wrote: Peter Weller versus an abnormally-large, hyper-intelligent, killer rat? What's not to like? OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN is a big chunk of tasty '80s cheese, well-directed by B-movie veteran Cosmatos. The movie treats the subject matter seriously, but yet still finds a way to have fun with it, primarily through some wonderful, squirm-inducing moments and a terrific leading performance from Weller, who dives right in with his character's progression from mildly irritated, to harried, to at his wit's end; the script also gives him dialogue that's sharp, witty, and full of personality, and he brings a real undercurrent of dry humor to the story. As for his villainous rodent nemesis, the movie employs - for the most part - some great, up-close photography of an actual rat, and as hard as it may be to believe, the movie manages to make this critter a credible threat to Weller's physical and mental well-being. This is a film whose premise has (more or less) been done many times, and it could have easily been boring, outlandish schlock, but Cosmatos and company keep things on the track at all points. OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN does exactly what good, mid-level genre should: populate the story with intelligent characters, include a healthy sense of humor, and make a ridiculous premise compelling through inventive staging and effective suspense. It does run on just a little bit long, but it's completely entertaining for the duration, and in a refreshingly un-ironic way.
(gb) wrote: Standard Boys Own World War 2 adventure story with Hollywood heavyweights Rck Hudson and George Peppard completely upstaged by British Colonel Nigel Green. Refreshingly free of a female love interest too!
(au) wrote: Edward G Robinson to me is one of the most versatile and consistent actors of all time. As usual, he is excellent. This is a heavy drama but certainly an excellent film in all regards. Excellent direction and writing.
(gb) wrote: An archeologist whose been scorned by a woman tries to find the ancient secret of creating "zombies" (actually, creating slaves through a kind of chemical hypnosis) in Angkor Wat. No real suspense, atmosphere, or zombies; it's hard to believe the same director who made the brilliant WHITE ZOMBIE followed it up with this clunker.