Monthly Archives: June 2013

The anti-flâneur in Oh Boy and Oslo 31

Like spirits of the city, they wander, led from street to street, no longer by ennui or curiosity, not even fate, but by need or obligation. Ex-Addict Anders  roams the streets of Oslo, streets, spaces of memory, and law-school-dropout Niko,

The anti-flâneur in Oh Boy and Oslo 31

Like spirits of the city, they wander, led from street to street, no longer by ennui or curiosity, not even fate, but by need or obligation. Ex-Addict Anders  roams the streets of Oslo, streets, spaces of memory, and law-school-dropout Niko,

Top: Martin Parr, from “Life’s a Beach”. Bottom: Ulrich Seidl, from Paradise: Love.

Critical Strands: On the Beach with Ulrich Seidl and Martin Parr

Some films you watch. Others you live. In Ulrich Seidl’s films you suffer. You suffer and laugh, and laugh and suffer, until tears pour from your eyes, until out from laughter arises guilt. Guilt for having suffered. Guilt for having

Top: Martin Parr, from “Life’s a Beach”. Bottom: Ulrich Seidl, from Paradise: Love.

Critical Strands: On the Beach with Ulrich Seidl and Martin Parr

Some films you watch. Others you live. In Ulrich Seidl’s films you suffer. You suffer and laugh, and laugh and suffer, until tears pour from your eyes, until out from laughter arises guilt. Guilt for having suffered. Guilt for having