The film takes as its source Cortázar’s (and wife-photographer Carol Dunlop’s) book about their unusual road trip from Paris to Marseille, titled Autonauts of the Cosmoroute. Humbert discusses the intricate process of adapting such a unique book to the screen.
Il faut tout (re)garder dans son format d’origine: An Interview with Claude Bertemes, Director of the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg
The origins of the Luxembourg Cinémathèque is a fascinating story of cinéphilia in its own right. Claude Bertemes discusses the Cinémathèque’s history, along with issues about curatorship, preservation, and film and technology in the digital age.
For any scholar of the so-called New American cinema of the late ’60s and early ’70s, the career of Bob Rafelson makes for an interesting case study. A wide-ranging interview with the director of Five Easy Pieces, Stay Hungry and Mountains of the Moon.
Andrew V. McLaglen never quite reached the ranks of auteur, but he left his mark in his own way. This career interview offers real insight into the working life of a noted director in the studio era.
Dresen has directed eight feature films and, as Abel reveals, “Is one of the rare successful contemporary German directors who was born and raised in the GDR [former East Germany] and has managed to adjust to the market-driven rules of filmmaking characteristic of reunified Germany.”
Warren, together with his contemporary Pete Walker, were seen as the “two young Turks of British ’70s horror” that took the genre beyond the gothic Hammer studio template. The director of such titles as Her Private Hell, Satan’s Slave and Terror discusses his career.
Serra places his film dealing with the Three Wise Men in the same tradition of religious films as those of Dreyer, Rossellini and Pasolini.
The Argentine director of the impressive Los Muertos (2004) discusses his impressive recent feature, Liverpool.
Denis discusses her recent feature, 35 Shots of Rum, a film inspired by Yasujiro Ozu’s Late Spring, and, as Hughes puts it, “a love story – or, in fact, several love stories – told in small gestures and commonplace tragedies”.