Kwaidan

Kwaidan (1964)

Kwaidan first published by Little White Lies, as entry 102 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Kwaidan opens with ink: first black ink swirling in clear liquid (on a white background), and then vortices of different colours, eddying and mixing into rich chromatic layers. This credit sequence (intercut with cast and crew names typewritten on quality…

Groves

Ghost of the Golden Groves (Shonajhurir Bhoot) (2019)

Ghost of the Golden Groves (Shonajhurir Bhoot) first published by Sight & Sound Aniket Dutta and Roshni Sen’s Ghost of the Golden Groves (Shonajhurir Bhoot) is a hard film to pin down: internationalist in its influences, experimental in its forms, and despite its very particular sense of place (the Sonajhuri forest in Bopur, West Bengal),…