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Out 1 Solitaire

9 hours ago

This video essay collaboration on Jacques Rivette's Out 1 is the second entry in the Out 1 Video Essay Project commissioned by the Melbourne International Film Festival. The first entry, by Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin, can be found here.

The following "messages" were sent to Kevin B. Lee as part of the preparatory work for our video Out 1 Solitaire:

Part of the impact of Out 1 derives from the way it captures several aspects of transatlantic 60s counterculture, but the differences between North America and France during this period are telling. Psychedelic drug culture hadn't yet made many discernible inroads, although things we associate with that culture—especially LSD trips and changing perceptions of duration—seem present in some form, especially in Colin's solipsistic fantasies and preoccupations and some of the "tribal" rituals of the theater group's exercises. Politics were also perceived differently, above all because of the experience of »

- Jonathan Rosenbaum and Kevin B. Lee

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Nyff 2014 Mubi Coverage Roundup

29 September 2014 5:40 AM, PDT

Here is an index of all our past and present coverage relevant to this year's Nyff lineup.

The Posters of the 52nd New York Film Festival

by Adrian Curry 

Adieu au langage (Jean-Luc Godard)

by Daniel Kasman

Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf)

by Adam Cook

Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf)

by Daniel Kasman 

Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas)

by Daniel Kasman

Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)

by Daniel Kasman

Life of Riley (Alain Resnias)

by Boris Nelepo

Interview with Alex Ross Perry

by Ricky D'Ambrose

Narccissists and Close-Ups: Alex Ross Perry's Listen Up Philip

by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)

by Adam Cook

Notes for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars

by Marie-Pierre Duhamel

Misunderstood (Asia Argento)

by Doug Dibbern 

Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)

by Daniel Kasman

The Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro)

by Adam Cook

A Question of Language I: Eugène Green's La sapienza

by Marie-Pierre »

- Notebook

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Nyff 2014. Dominik Graf's "Beloved Sisters"

29 September 2014 5:40 AM, PDT

Dominik Graf has finally properly landed in America, and it's about damn time. The German director, known almost exclusively for a prodigious—and unexportable—output of work for television, has been directing since the 1970s, but only Beloved Sisters, one of this year's Berlinale competitors, has managed to secure proper theatrical distribution in the United States. I don’t know if the time is ripe or, more likely, if this is a mere fluke. Graf’s omnivorous ingestion of German social, political, cultural, and material histories and transformation of their tensions into deeply intelligent, supremely revealing genre dramas ipso facto must eventually create something international distributors think non-Germans might want to see. Then again, previous films by the director seemingly ripe or obvious for English-language audiences, including the Die Hard-like action-siege film Die Katze (1988, which was actually pathetically limitedly shown with an alternate soundtrack in the Us), the zany post-Berlin »

- Daniel Kasman

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