16 december: Mark Cousins

Det är regissören Mark Cousins som öppnar lucka 16. Han har valt filmen Now av Santiago Álvarez.

I’ve seen this film many times and it always makes me cry. It was released in the year that I was born. It has such rage. Lena Horne, who was discriminated against by Hollywood, sings the song so beautifully. The music has its roots in Jewish culture. It is one of the first music videos, and one of the great protest films.

I kortfilmskalendern presenteras en ny film varje dag. Från den 1 december till Kortfilmsdagen den 21 december.