Five loose visual affinities from 2010 and 2011 films I thought I'd share before I delete them from my computer. Nothing is meant to be suggested beyond the images themselves -- no thematic links between films, no implied influence, and certainly no commentary or criticism on my part -- they simply are what they are. My favorite example, in two films that happen to share a few superficial similarities, can be found at the bottom of my Midnight in Paris post.
Should you care to make a guessing game out of it, the films are listed at the end.
The Sleeping Beauty (Breillat) / Essential Killing (Skolimowski)
Hadewijch (Dumont) / The Tree of Life (Malick)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Herzog) / Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Weerasethakul)
Le quattro volte (Frammartino) / Film socialisme (Godard) ... (animals in unlikely locales)
Certified Copy (Kiarostami) / Melancholia (von Trier)