Algeria was in the late 60s the rallying point for all the world’s revolutionaries. At that time, several colonies were still fighting for their independence, and the South African apartheid regime continued to dominate the region.
Elizabeth Alione is sinking into a deep melancholy when she drags down the corridors, the park and the dining room of a hotel. Originally intended as an English-language film under the title The Chaise-Longue, to be directed by Joseph Losey.
A stage work forms while a marriage collapses in perhaps the most remarkable of director Jacques Rivette’s many explorations of the intersection of life and art. During the rehearsals for the production of the tragedy Andromaque, the leading actress and her director, a couple behind
An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he’s there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.
Set in 1881, on the eve of British colonial rule, The Mummy tells the true story of an Egyptian clan that has been robbing tombs for three thousand years. When Antiquities Service officials find mummies on sale in Cairo’s open market, mayhem ensues.
« Il y a ici un autre principe de base, principe que très peu, sauf les grands comme Chaplin, connaissent : c’est l'économie. Faire une grande chose avec rien, c’est ça le truc. Alors qu’il est de coutume de faire tout le contraire : on montre absolument tout, quoi que ce soit, tout est bon.
Aaron Gerow: This is a question relating to style. The dual quality, as you said, both keeping a distance and having a great interest in the main subject – someone like Takita Osamu in Pre-Partisans – is a part of your film style.
An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.
“The war period was awful, horrible marvelous.”
Graham Petrie: What exactly do you mean by the word “moral” in the title of this series of films?
“Fassbinder’s second film, which became not only his first claim to fame and author status, but also gave him [...] valuable operating capital for years to come.
“I hate movements that displace the lines.
If I make a film, for a genre still defined as the discipline of movement, I have to repeat Baudelaire’s verse, unless…”
“Travelogue. Portraits – Images from a journey is a black-and-white travel journal, in which the themes of memories and their relationship to the past suddenly catch up and rush away from us.
“Be aware: for him there are no true or false gods, there are (as Deleuze and Guattari would say) ‘rhizome’ gods, there are images sliding ones beneath the others, all of them true or all of them false. What matters is not the Earth but the Age.
“‘When I was in Vietnam with Jane Fonda,’ Wexler has recalled, ‘I was filming a farmer walking through a field when, all of a sudden, he stepped on a land mine.
“Charles Burnett’s first 16mm student film, Several Friends, showcases his early facility with a documentary approach to fiction, his ability to draw out eccentric and endearing characterizations from an ensemble of nonprofessional actors, and his sensitivity to the expressive possibilit
Sergei Parajanov’s masterpiece paints an astonishing portrait of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, the ‘King of Song’. Parajanov’s aim was not a conventional biography but a cinematic expression of his work, resulting in an extraordinary visual poem.
“The Black Panther Party (BPP) embodied this new mixture of cultural and political rebellion. Varda would often travel from Los Angeles to Oakland, filming Black Panther meetings and demonstrations with a 16mm camera borrowed from student activists at the University of California, Berkeley.