Bill Mousoulis

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PANORAMA: SONGS OF REVOLUTION BY BILL MOUSOULIS

By Mónica Delgado

The new film by Australian-Greek filmmaker Bill Mousolis is an unusual experience. It’s not a conventional documentary on music, and it’s not a musical that looks to materialize songs of anger and deception. Mousolis goes beyond and proposes an eclectic mise-en-scène which oscillates between the uncertainty of being or not in front of fictionalized moments in film of documentary spirit.

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SUPER 8: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

By Bill Mousoulis

Super 8 was the 16mm of my generation. By 1982, 16mm independent film production was starting to become industrialized. Its peak worldwide was in the early-to-mid 1970s, as the counter-cultural film movement had a thriving co-op scene, where thousands of 16mm short (and feature) films would be cheaply made and easily distributed, lapped up by people worldwide in universities, cinemas and many “free” spaces (events, parties, etc.). It had started in the 1960s with the New American Cinema (and before that, with Maya Deren and others), and quickly spread through the whole world, including Australia, where the avant-garde scene was particularly strong. As everyone knows, the period 1965-1975 was an intense and exciting period to be alive in, culturally, socially and politically, and the films of the time reflect this.

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PANORAMA: WILD AND PRECIOUS BY BILL MOUSOULIS

By Mónica Delgado

Under the eye of a camera which follows its characters with the immediacy and texture of digital cinema, Bill Mousoulis proposes a fiction contextualized in the current Greek economic crisis, which works not as a backdrop for the film, but as a symbolic spleen for its lead character, an old Italian filmmaker drawn to the political chaos and social critique in Athens, desperate to document it, away from him family and friends.

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