Hukkle (2002) directed by György Pálfi

Dialogue-free and score-free, this film is a beautiful meditation on the overlooked aspects of daily life. The story takes place in Hungary and begins with an old man hiccuping (hukkle means "hiccup" in Hungarian) but from there it's anyone's guess what actually happens! Transitions between animal and human spheres are absolutely delightful (particularly the dinner scene that transitions into a mole's meal and then a cow's snack @ 00:37:02 - 00:41:06)

The Big Lebowski (1998) directed by Joel Cohen & Ethan Cohen

Absurd and gorgeously strange, I have watched this film more than any other and will never tire of it. What I love most is the total lack of self-seriousness combined with the off-the-wall, hi-lo-artsy-fartsy dream tangents. John Goodman is an absolute rage-God in this film. Julianne Moore is hilarious. Jeff Bridges is adorable. And John Turturro is a massive freak. Every actor got to shine bright here which is so rare!

In the Mood For Love (2000) directed by Wong Kar Wai

The beauty of this film for me is entirely wrapped up in the soundtrack. Because the main characters are so restrained in their daily activities, the music becomes a powerful externalizer of repressed emotions. 'Yumeji's Theme' (by Shigeru Umebayashi) repeats eight times throughout the film and feels like the most accurate representation of falling in love. Entering and existing abruptly and unexpectedly, the cue slows down time and makes noodle-eating feel lush and profound.

The Triplets of Belleville (2003) directed by Sylvain Chomet

Another dialogue-free film that seduced me immediately. Insane calf muscles, an adorable grandma-warrior named Madame Souza, obese dogs with stick legs, vaudeville tunes and a kidnapping chase… what more does one need? Sylvain Chomet wrote and directed this and it still seems to be a touch under the radar which is really criminal. The agony of endurance sports is also crafted painfully and wonderfully. A whimsical blissfest, overall.

The Fear of 13 (2015) directed by David Sington

A new favorite for me, made up of one interview with a man on death row (with some gorgeous flashback scenes). Nick Yarris' story is batshit crazy, beautiful and horrifying. His resilience as a human being is nearly blinding. For me, this documentary inspired a state of awe that no other song, story or painting has ever been able to achieve.

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