To celebrate the theatrical release of Maya Da-Rin’s delicate and metaphorical first feature, The Fever, an official selection of the 49th New Directors/New Films festival, which is now playing in the FLC Virtual Cinema, we asked the Film at Lincoln Center community to share their favorite films exploring magical realism.
Films that blur the line between reality and fantasy have proven to be a whimsical form of escapism, while still exploring aspects of a world we’re all too familiar with. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular, surprising, and essential picks from your responses for your viewing pleasure, which include fan-favorites Krzysztof Kieślowski’s The Double Life of Veronique, Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper, Lucrecia Martel’s Zama, and Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire. This ongoing series is a part of our Community Corner, which brings movie lovers together in a digital space for community and conversation. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation via Instagram and Twitter.
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— Jay Vinson (@HardyJayz) March 19, 2021
It's a tie between The Killing of a Sacred Deer and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
— Duarte (@Dcoutinh0) March 20, 2021
The Fits is so criminally underrated. Truly magnificent. pic.twitter.com/nfYjO64Pzy
— Antoine Tarrou (@AntoineTarrou) March 19, 2021
Happy as Lazzaro pic.twitter.com/Yrl4WblOOI
— bela lugosi's protogé (@bitterbooberry) March 19, 2021
Probably "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" pic.twitter.com/2dY1TjTI0p
— Blue Fairy (@ThBlueFairyBlog) March 19, 2021
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) pic.twitter.com/9cSHVQVeWU
— David Blais (@DavidBlais602) March 20, 2021
— Kat Deuxjoliediva, PhD ♍️💜 #movieswithimpact 🎥🎞 (@Kat_deuxj_diva) March 19, 2021
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind https://t.co/MtkKOFnxaq
— JUANDA (@Startrack90) March 19, 2021
— MSP Film Society (@mspfilmsociety) March 19, 2021