Film history is full of byways and back alleys, ‘little histories’ that weave their way on the margins and tributaries that traverse the canonised super-highways of film history. Leave the super-highway and...
The director of The Sixth Sense and Lady in the Water has experienced the highs and lows of critical and box-office reception. Brill takes stock of his career through an impressively detailed analysis of his features to date.
In this diary-essay, Linda Ehrlich offers some engaging impressions on three impressive films from Spain: El Cielo gira (2004), La Leyenda del tiempo (2006) and Unas Fotos … en la ciudad de Sylvia (2007).
An in-depth discussion with the director of such cult-music era-defining documentaries as Hey is Dee Dee Home, Born to Lose and the ‘Sex Pistols in America’ movie D.O.A., together with outstanding films such as Hitler’s Highway and, most recently, Winners and Losers. Surprising revelations are to be found in what Kowalski has to say on all manner of subjects.
Like many of his collaborators, filmmaker Jackie Raynal was present at the Cinémathèque Française’s memorial homage to Rohmer earlier this year. Sparked by the occasion, she looks back at her time with Rohmer in this heartfelt reminiscence.
A landmark interview originally published in Cahiers du cinéma in 1970. The journal was in the midst of its Marxist/Leninist era, while Rohmer's Bazinian idealism was vindicated by the success of My Night at Maud’s. A fascinating joust between two entirely opposed views of the cinema
Rohmer was himself a private and reserved individual who, more often that not, shunned the spotlight. Bruce Perkins examines three documentaries on the filmmaker, and concludes that together they offer as vivid and multi-dimensional a portrait of Rohmer as we can wish for.
In both content and form, a strong pedagogical endeavour has informed the work of Rohmer throughout his career. Darragh O’Donoghue discusses this inclination, focusing on some of the earlier shorts and made-for-television documentaries.
The topographical tracings of Rohmer’s feature debut reveal a dual motif: the cartographic and the photographic. Roland-François Lack’s insightful essay meticulously traces the unfolding of this dual motif.
Love, morality, fidelity and chance crystallised around Pascal’s ‘wager’. Taken by many to be the key film of the ‘Six Moral Tales’ series, the fascination of this film has not receded with time. Constantine Santas unravels the film’s thematics.
In the first decade of the Cahiers era, Bitsch conducted many interviews with Hollywood directors. He has expressed great fondness for this particular one – because of Welles and in memory of his co-interviewer, the legendary André Bazin.
Wide-ranging interview in which Bitsch discusses his youthful cinéphilia, his association with Cahiers du Cinéma, and his work with Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, et al. So evocative, one can almost relive history in the making through his words.