Keyword: single take


Timecode (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 04/27/2000
On a quadruple-split screen, four separate, improvised storylines -- each shot in a continuous, feature-length take and set against a backdrop of the Los Angeles film industry -- unfold simultaneously in real time, building to a final, climactic moment in which they all unexpectedly come together. Among the 20-odd main characters, four stand out: a philandering movie executive and his exasperated...
Russian Ark

Russian Ark (2002)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 12/12/2002
Told in one fluid shot, a tale which floats like a dreamlike journey through the spaces of the majestic Hermitage in St. Petersburg, engaging real and imagined characters from Russian and European history. The nameless protagonist, a 19th-century French diplomat, guides the audience through a lost, sumptuous dream--meant to be considered and experienced as the Enlightenment period. The film-staged...

Chantal Akerman, From Here (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 62 minutes Release date: 06/05/2014
Renowned Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman sits down for an hour-long conversation about her entire body of work. Throughout, the camera holds steady from outside an open door. The long, unbroken shot, and the frame-within-a-frame pay homage to Akerman's own unmistakable style. As she candidly assesses her successes and failures, an image emerges of a filmmaker as assured and idiosyncratic as the...
Dir: Gustavo Beck
With: N/A