EFC II #52 – Persona (1966)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#52 – Persona (1966)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

The fifty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Ingmar Bergman’s mesmerising and enigmatic Persona.

Recorded in August 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, definitely. It’s a film experience I’d never quite had before. While I’m still unsure what to make of it, I do think there will be something to be discovered with every future viewing.

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EFC II #45 – Seconds (1966)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#45 – Seconds (1966)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Starring: Rock Hudson, John Randolph, Salome Jens, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Murray Hamilton, Richard Anderson, Karl Swenson

The forty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Frankenheimer’s hypnotic and mysterious psychological sci-fi thriller, Seconds.

Recorded in July 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, without a shadow of a doubt, this film needs to be seen, such an affecting experience.

EFC II #29 – Andrei Rublev (1966)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#29 – Andrei Rublev (1966)
Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Anatoli Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Burlyayev, Nikolai Sergeyev, Irma Raush, Nikolai Grinko

The twenty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Andrei Tarkovksy’s grand portrait of the fifteenth century painter, Andrei Rublev.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, but you probably should anyway, a stunning film but I’m on the fence. My gut says you can live without seeing it.

EFC II #11 – Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#11 – Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)
Dir. George Kuchar
Starring: George Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Andrea Lunin, Hope Morris, Steve Packard

The eleventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Kuchar’s bizarre underground film, Hold Me While I’m Naked.

Recorded in May 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No. While it’s not completely without merit, and Kuchar is an interesting dude, you’re not missing out on this one.