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The 18th Edition of this New York tradition, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema unveils perhaps their most diverse line-up in years. This range includes grand and engaging entertainments such as Régis Roinsard's Populaire (Opening Night film with its stars Romain Duris and Deborah François attending), uncompromising auteurs such as Jean-Claude Brisseau and Damien Odoul, rising independent voices including Héléna Klotz and Shalimar Preuss, and master filmmakers François Ozon, Patrice Leconte, Raymond Depardon, Nicolas Philibert and the late Claude Miller. Here are some of the titles I had a privilege to have a sneak peek at: RENOIRSilly me, I never made the connection between Renoir the painter and Jean Renoir the filmmaker all these years. Anyway, Renoir recounts the last days of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's life in...
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The annual showcase, which runs until March 10 at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinémateke will also feature work by Jean-Claude Brisseau and Damien Odoul, rising independent voices including Héléna Klotz and Shalimar Preuss, and master filmmakers François Ozon, Patrice Leconte, Raymond Depardon, Nicolas Philibert and the late Claude Miller.
Film Society of Lincoln Center Director of Programming Robert Koehler said, "This year’s edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema offers another entertaining and informative look at the current state of cinema by the French, with a celebration of fresh and upcoming talent behind the camera and today's prominent directors as well as a healthy nod to the film artists of the past. It is a varied and rich collection of films by a diverse group of filmmakers and »
- Amber Wilkinson
Below you will find our total coverage of the 2012 International Film Festival Rotterdam by Daniel Kasman.
Above: Jean-Claude Brisseau's La fille de nulle part.
Two as One as Many
Of Cinema, Pixels and Chinese Warfare
On Mary Helena Clark's Orpheus (Outtakes), Makino Takashi's 2012, and Johnnie To's Drug War
Graf Attack!: or The Possibility Space (The Cinema of Dominik Graf)
On Dominik Graf, including Die Katze (1988), Spieler (1990), Der Fahnder: Nachtwache (1990/1993], Die Sieger (1994), Denk ich an Deutschland - Das Wispern im Berg der Dinge (1997), München - Geheimnisse einer Stadt (2002), Der Felsen (2002), Die Freunde der Freunde (2002), Hotte im Paradies »
Since I essentially dedicated my last dispatch to despair, I feel this one should be to tenderness.
Above: Kira Muratova's Brief Encounters (left) and Long Farewells (right).
Tender, like the night, are the first two feature films by Ukrainian auteur Kira Muratova, subject of a large retrospective here in Rotterdam. Brief Encounters (1967) and Long Farewells (1971) form a immanently sensitive, dreamy diptych about being two rather than one. Muratova's first feature stars the director herself as an energy-filled, can-do successful Soviet bureaucrat living in the city, and who is counterposed by a young girl from the country who comes to work for her as a maid. They both dream of their own beloved men—who turns out to be but one man, the same man, a surveyor “looking for silver,” shared between the two of them, for Muratova when he is in the city and for the younger girl when »
- Daniel Kasman
4 items from 2013
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