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Isabelle Huppert in conversation with John Waters

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John Waters gets serious with Isabelle Huppert at the Film Society of Lincoln Center: "So Michael Haneke, he's a a real laugh riot, I bet?" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

An Evening with Isabelle Huppert, the star of Catherine Breillat's Abuse Of Weakness (Abus De Faiblesse) was held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center with John Waters. Discussing Michael Haneke's sense of humor, Barbara Loden's Wanda - Andy Warhol connection, working with Werner Schroeter and not Fassbinder, lead to Huppert wishing she had worked with Ingmar Bergman, Luis Buñuel, Jean Renoir, Douglas Sirk, Alfred Hitchcock and Waters himself. Marguerite Duras, Jean-Luc Godard, Nathalie Sarraute ending with a David O. Russell - Lily Tomlin moment rounded out the evening.

Huppert will be starring with Cate Blanchett and Elizabeth Debicki in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Jean Genet's The Maids, starting next week during the Lincoln Center Festival. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Raiders Of The Lost Ark is most rewatched film

31 July 2014 9:20 AM, PDT

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

How often do you rewatch films? New research carried out for the Sky Store has found that one in four people in the UK watch some films up to ten times, often because they've forgotten the plot or are struggling to unravel a complex story. The most popular films for watching again are as follows:-

Raiders Of The Lost Ark Star Wars Back To The Future Home Alone E.T. Jaws Jurassic Park Independence Day Titanic Alien

The survey found that the average person watched at least one film 29 times in their lifetime, though it's not clear if this indicates love for a particular film or simply relates to how often it's on television. »

- Jennie Kermode

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Interview with Liam Gillick about Exhibition

29 July 2014 8:03 AM, PDT

Liam Gillick in New York on Exhibition: "The problem is essentially a crisis in representation. These people in the film thought they were beyond difference." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

A married couple live in a fantastic house in London designed by late architect James Melvin. Their relationship to each other and to the building, their work as artists and how it relates to their bodies are exposed by Joanna Hogg in Exhibition.

Liam Gillick and I continue our conversation with an examination of a crisis in representation, the influence of Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray, and how Valie Export and early Marina Abramovic informed Viv Albertine's portrait of the artist D. Ed Rutherford's cinematography, Liam's future in acting and the meaning of bare feet are also explored.

Anne-Katrin Titze: Where did you first see the finished film?

Liam Gillick as H on his belly in the grass with »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Polanski to receive Locarno honour

29 July 2014 7:07 AM, PDT

Roman Polanski .... "unique artist who has managed to translate turning points in his own life so creatively." Photo: Guy Ferrandis

Now 80, Roman Polanski looks more like a man in his early sixties. His youthful demeanour may be partly explained by his becoming a father at 60. The mother of his 21-year-old daughter Morgane and 16-year-old son Elvis is actress Emannuelle Seigner, 48, whom he cast first in Tess, his 1979 version of Thomas Hardy's Tess Of The d'Urbervilles, and later in Bitter Moon, Frantic and most recently Venus In Fur.

The couple will be in attendance at the Locarno Film Festival, which starts next week and where Polanksi is guest of honour. He will give a talk on life and work at an event open to the public.

Polanski ‘s trademark has been an ability to master such a range of different styles, while always retaining a coherent vision of cinema, and he »

- Richard Mowe

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Frightfest announces guest line-up

29 July 2014 3:47 AM, PDT

Englund's iconic Krueger.

Freddy Krueger himself - or at least the man who played him, Robert Englund - is to make a special appearance at this year's Film4 Frightfest, it was announced today. Besides A Nightmare On Elm Street, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, the 67 year old actor has also starred in genre hits from V to Strippers Vs Werewolves, as well as playing a memorable Phantom of the Opera. “Englund is one of the genre’s originals and we are thrilled to host such an icon of fright,” said festival co-director Alan Jones.

Also big news for fans is a scheduled appearance by legendary author and noted recluse Alan Moore, creator of the original comics behind From Hell, V For Vendetta and Watchmen. Moore will introduce his new short film triptych Show Pieces along with its director, Mitch Jenkins.

Other stars joining the line-up are horror's latest. »

- Jennie Kermode

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Interview with Liam Gillick about Exhibition

28 July 2014 7:38 AM, PDT

Joanna Hogg's H in Exhibition, Liam Gillick, with Anne-Katrin Titze at Dolce & Gabbana: "Before the film happened, I've been thinking a lot about the problem of cinema. That's when the phone rang."

I met up for coffee with the man who plays H in Joanna Hogg's Exhibition, to talk about his work as a first time actor, Cary Grant improvising for Leo McCarey with Irene Dunne in The Awful Truth, Alain Delon with Maurice Ronet interpreting Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley in Purple Noon, and his newfound appreciation for the Grudge Match antics between Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone. Liam Gillick talked parallel lives, what cinema means to contemporary artists, and how it felt to become material. Robert Bresson and Hermann Hesse were assigned as homework by Hogg to prepare him for his role opposite Viv Albertine's D in Exhibition.

Liam had just arrived »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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