In Paris, we spoke with Julien Faraut, whose latest film L’Empire de la perfection is a dazzling lesson in montage, tennis and what it means to capture the real.
Ivan Čerečina speaks with French composer-filmmaker-theorist-critic Michel Chion ahead of a series of lectures and performances at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Bruno Dumont engages in a restless confrontation with the historical drama in his delightfully rewarding JEANNETTE, a musical biopic about Joan of Arc.
Sergei Loznitsa’s formally powerful Austerlitz traces the contours of loss, memory and history by recording the passage of visitors to concentration camp memorials.
We spoke with director Mohanad Yaqubi after the screening of his film Off Frame at the Cinéma du réel documentary film festival in Paris, and discussed the image of Palestine throughout history, and the past, present and future of political filmmaking.
Robert Greene’s investigation of the on-air suicide of newscaster Christine Chubbuck is admirably engaged with the ethics of documentary, though not especially nuanced.
NO HOME MOVIE is one of the director’s highest achievements; an incredibly moving portrait forged out of the painful vestiges of passing time.
We spoke with director Ivo M. Ferreira about LETTERS FROM WAR, his screenwriting process and the treatment of Portuguese colonialism in cinema.
Ivo Ferreira’s period piece LETTERS FROM WAR wed voice-over readings of writings by an army doctor to images representing his experiences and thoughts, with inventive results.
Lewis Klahr revels in the popular visual iconography of 1950s and 60s America, creating a moving personal engagement with an archive of images.