Monthly Archives: December 2013

Film Review: Happy People: A Year on the Taiga

Werner Herzog’s and Dmitry Vasyukov’s Happy People lovingly examines the lives, work, and circumstances of the people of a remote and isolated Siberian village.  The community relies chiefly on trapping and fishing for its survival.  In a sense the film … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Mill and the Cross

“The Mill and the Cross” offers a kind of what-led-to-all-this study of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 1564 painting, “The Procession to Calvary.”  It’s not my favorite Bruegel painting, but a film on any Bruegel is, I figured, entirely worth watching. … Continue reading

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