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Alejandro González Iñárritu TV Takeover

Fondazione Prada presents the “Flesh, Mind and Spirit” film festival, a selection of 15 films chosen by Academy Award-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revernant, and Babel) in collaboration with Elvis Mitchell. To commemorate the exclusive festivalPurple TV presents a look at 6 of Iñárritu’s chosen videos with a short text by the director as to why they were selected.

“Despite this extremely eclectic selection, there is a common factor: they are all experiences full of emotion,” said Inarritu of the curation.“All these films provoked in me appetites that I never knew I had. Great art comes when you feel a hunger that you never experienced, and as a result, there are films that satisfy certain parts of your being. There are those movies that spoke to my spirit in a gentle and luminous way. The ones that feed the flesh; films made with the pelvis, the lever… they grab your throat in a sensual and sensorial bombardment. And then there are those movies that just blew my mind. They’re really like the undiscovered country, these films—there’s so much in them that I had never seen before.” The free screenings will take place, every day except Tuesdays, between now and February 1st  2016.

[January 13 2016] : love

Flesh, Mind and Spirit TV Takeover curated by Alejandro González Iñárritu – La Ciénaga by Lucrecia Martel

The Good, the Bad, the Weird: Director Jiwoon Kim’s 2008 action masterpiece, combining his own gift for kinetic set pieces with the wide–screen ferocity of Sergio Leone and the man-to-man emotional competition of John Huston to 1930s Manchuria, as three Korean criminals race the Japanese Army and a band of Chinese thieves for a cache of gold.

The Good, The Bad, The Weird by Jiwoon Kim will be screened at the Fondazione Prada on Monday 18th January at 6:30pm.

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