Ted Talks: Beeban Kidron: The Shared Wonder of Film

Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron invokes iconic film scenes -- from Miracle in Milan to Boyz n the Hood -- as she shows how her group FILMCLUB shares great films with kids.

Missed the list of films? Here it is again for you to immerse yourself:

- Miracle in Milan, Vittorio de Sica (1951)
- Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle (2008)
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra (1939)
- Hotel Rwanda, Terry George (2004)
- Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg (1993)
- To Sir, with Love, James Clavell (1967)
- Persepolis, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (2007)
- Jaws, Steven Spielberg (1975)
- The Diary of Anne Frank, George Stevens (1959)
- The Great Escape, John Sturgese (1963)
- Shoah, Claude Lanzmann (1985)
- Triumph of the Will, Leni Riefenstahl (1935)
- The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming (1939)
- Citizen Kane, Orson Welles (1941)
- Boyz n the Hood, John Singleton (1991)
- Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell in Apollo 13, Ron Howard (1995)
- Ben Kingsley as Gandhi in Gandhi, Richard Attenborough (1982)
- Eve Harrington from All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1950)
- Howard Beale from Network, Sidney Lumet (1976)
- Mildred Pierce, Michael Curtiz (1945)
- Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock (1954)


Seconds of Beauty: 1st Round Compilation

One second clips strung together.

Montblanc and Leo Burnett Milan pay homage to the chronograph -- which recorded time to the accuracy of a fifth of a second -- with a short film challenge. The Beauty of a Second is a contest curated by Wim Wenders which asks users to demonstrate beauty in a second of film. The winner will meet Wenders and win a Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec chronograph.


Drawingmachine by Eske Rex

A giant spirograph.

Eske Rex's "Drawingmachine" will be on view at Salone Milan 2011 at the Danish design & craft exhibition MINDCRAFT11.


Night Rush Around the World TLF

Timelapse clips from Hong Kong, Dubai, London, Paris, Cannes, Rome, Milan, Dublin, Edinburgh, Vienna, Monte Carlo, Prague, Macau, Brussels, Bruges, Munich, Berlin,...


Assassin's Creed Lineage: Complete Series

Ubisoft has finally has put together the three parts to create one, full-length video of Assassins Creed Lineage.

RT 35:52.

Overall synopsis:

When the Duke of Milan is brutally murdered, Giovanni Auditore an Assassin - is dispatched to investigate the crime. His mission: determine who is responsible and why. The answers he uncovers implicate Italys most powerful families reaching all the way back to the Vatican itself. As Giovanni draws closer to the truth, he becomes hunted himself. He must expose the conspirators before he joins their ever growing list of victims This is the Prequel to the Assassins Creed 2 Story.

Episode # 1:

1476, Florence. Giovanni Auditore, an assassin, attempts to thwart a conspiracy against one of Lorenzo de Medicis allies, whom he works for. The ensuing inquiry will take him to Milan where he tries to prevent the worst from happening.

Episode # 2 :

Pursuing Sforzas assassins, Giovanni arrives in Venice where he intercepts a coded letter from the members of the conspiracy. Decoding this document in order to get to the top of the conspiracy becomes of imperial importance.

Episode # 3 :

Unable to decode the letter, Giovanni decides to deliver it to Rome in order to unmask the ringleaders. But there he discovers that the conspiracy is much more widespread and dangerous than he thought


EMET: The Golem Myth

Two robots:

The first one is the imperfect product of the passion of its maker.

The second one is the flawless son of technical improvement, filled with hollow perfection.

Written, Directed and Produced by Bonsaininja Studio, Milan.

Winner of the Team Video Master Award at the CGChallenge "Steampunk: Myths and Legends" by CGSociety.org


Guerrilla Green Power

This short video was created for the Cut & Paste Competition held in Milan, May 2009.

Director Kobayashi created the video in merely 8 hours, with one week to think about the concept.


Notte Sento

A girl misses her train to Milan and is set to wait overnight in Rome until dawn. However, a chance encounter with a guy changes her plans and the night lights of the capital turn into the background to a tender love story.

An extraordinary chemistry made of knowing glances and small gestures fills the few instants that separate them both from the sunrise.

Short film made with 4500+ still photographs. Shot with a Canon EOS 30D camera.

Directed by Daniele Napolitano.


"Rane" (The Wounds) - Part 4

This film follows two Belgrade youths on their rise to gangster legends in a decaying society.

Directed by Srdjan Dragojevic in Serbia, 1998.

Cast

Dusan Pekic ... Pinki

Milan Maric ... Svaba (Kraut)

Dragan Bjelogrlic ... Ludi Kure

Branka Katic ... Suzana


Smirnoff Black: Matrioska Invaders

What you get if you mix Russian vodka and the Italian city of Milan?

a) alcohol on the ground.

b) a genius calling the new U.S.A. president "suntanned".

c) this spec spot directed by Gianfranco Gaioni AKA Kobayashi.