Archive for December, 2011

Movie I dig 030: Οι ιππείς της Πυλου (Oi ippeis tis Pylou) (Riders Of Pylou) (2011)

Oi ippeis tis Pylou might be the most insanely cool nonsense film I’ve ever seen.

It’s about the actor Telemachus who is pretty much broke and has some banks running after trying to get their money back. Telemachus decides to give them a run for their money, quite literally that is. He leaves Athens and closes up his studio in a hurry, leaving only things he can’t carry and a quote on his studio’s window, “How can you take something from someone who doesn’t own anything?”. Through one of his friends he ends up in a place called Pylou (he doesn’t know he is going there, the driver just takes him there). Pylou appears to be a remote castle in the mountains. At the castle he is taken in by two brothers – at least one of them is mentally challenged – who breed horses and preside over the castle and it’s collection of cultural and intellectual property. Still a bit shaken up by having to leave Athens, the smoked up drive to Pylou and the peculiar reception by the brothers, he starts to explore the surroundings and finds himself in one weird situation after the other, meeting one extravagant character after the other.

The plot has same strange and quite unexpected twists, but all of that works out well with the strong and strange characters. Definitely a film I enjoyed very much.

Sorry, no subs for this trailer.

Music I dig 041: The Basics – Have love, will travel (2007)

Originally by Richard Berry, but also covered by The Black Keys, The Sonics, Bruce Springsteen and many more. This song rocks!

Music I dig 040: M83 – Midnight City (2011)

The more you listen to this the more you realize this is quite nicely crafted, musically. I’m pretty sure this is going to be their breakthrough album (Hurry Up We’re Dreaming).

Music I dig 039: Grimes – Vanessa (2011)

Cool song. Heard for the first time about ninandahalfminutes ago. It managed to haunt me ever since. I love the video posted below, although it’s not the original. It’s from a 60s French film called ‘Alphaville’. I love these old black and white films.

This song is forthcoming on the ‘Darkbloom’ EP.

Here’s a link to the original video. It’s not bad at all either.