Stuck in a post-Christmas hell of your own making? Break out of the leftover chocolates and bad telly routine with a little help from your computer; the hottest destination for film snobs and genuine fillm buffs alike. Meet the Auteurs.
These are tough times when our usually hyper and clothes-obsessed selves are struggling to make it out of baggy saggy pyjamas - calling it loungewear doesn't make any less of a greying, shameful mess. Anyway it wouldn't be like us to judge, Christmas holidays are designed for such indulgences but if you want to keep some form of connection with the living thinking world ad well as your dignity - do something worthwhile... catch up on all the films you always meant to watch or always pretended to have watched and you can wear the pyjama bottoms all the way through!
The Auteurs has been running for a few months as a self-defined "online cinemateque" and features a number of the lesser broadcasted as well as iconic classic films, anything from Svankmajer (a Swide crush) to Truffaut and Rohmer of Nouvelle Vague fame. Fims you can actually watch and not just discuss, some for free, some for a symbolic fee.
Because very little online content these days is happy with just being a regular website it comes with the social networking angle too: you do not just watch, you show off (why else would you bother with Eastern European post-modernist film... hey, still not judging!), you critique, you discuss, you exchange... It does beat the bonding over of-the-second gossip and in the race to impress one might actually get to watch things they would never have renounced on reality series finales for.
Social media avec une difference. On adore!
Source and credits: The Auteurs