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Alain Resnais' "Life of Riley": The Mole's Gaze

17 June 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

It all begins with a freeze frame of a dirt road somewhere in Yorkshire county, lined with trees whose lush foliage converges above in an arch. What could it be if not a portal? The movie itself, meanwhile, has not even started as we watch the opening credits, encased in large old-fashioned frames, slowly fade away—a device consistently favored by Alain Resnais who opened each of his 19 features likewise, holding off the films themselves until the screen no longer contained any visual surplus. The freeze frame comes to life as the camera pans farther down the road; then we find ourselves in a theatrical set. 

We have been here before, of course. Resnais' Smoking/No Smoking, also based on a play by British playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn, is set in Yorkshire as well. Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter) borrows from the five-hour diptych its theatrical setting, one »

- Boris Nelepo

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Juergen Hellwig dies aged 66

14 May 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary filmmaker and distribution executive Juergen Hellwig died on April 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. He was 66.

Hellwig was born on August 12, 1947, in Frankfurt, Germany, and eventually relocated to the Us in 1974 where he embarked on a career as a documentary producer.

He built up a body of work that included Orson Welles’ Filming Othello, Alain ResnaisProvidence and Hollywood On Trial.

Later in his career, Hellwig became an executive independent distributor for Janus Films, Taurus Films GmbH, KirchMedia Gmbh, E-m-s Media and Juergen Hellwig Entertainment, Inc.

He is survived by his two sons, Sean and Justin, and his wife, Barbra. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Juergen Hellwig, 1947-2014

14 May 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary filmmaker and distribution executive Juergen Hellwig died on April 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. He was 66.

Hellwig was born on August 12, 1947, in Frankfurt, Germany, and eventually relocated to the Us in 1974 where he embarked on a career as a documentary producer.

He built up a body of work that included Orson Welles’ Filming Othello, Alain ResnaisProvidence and Hollywood On Trial.

Later in his career, Hellwig became an executive independent distributor for Janus Films, Taurus Films GmbH, KirchMedia Gmbh, E-m-s Media and Juergen Hellwig Entertainment, Inc.

He is survived by his two sons, Sean and Justin, and his wife, Barbra. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes Directors’ Fortnight to honour Alain Resnais

23 April 2014 1:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes Directors’ Fortnight had already decided to honour the French filmmaker before his death in March.

The French Film Directors’ Guild, which runs Directors’ Fortnight, will pay tribute to late filmmaker Alain Resnais, by posthumously feting him with its Carrosse d’Or (Golden Carriage) award on the opening night of the parallel Cannes section.

“Last January, directors of the guild unanimously decided to give this prize to Alain Resnais, who died in March,” the body said in a statement.

Directors’ Fortnight will screen Resnais’ 1958 short La Chant du Styrène, a 13-minute documentary in praise of plastic commissioned by French manufacturer Péchiney, and his 1977 feature Providence, starring Sir John Geilgud, on May 15.

There will be a tribute to the filmmaker at the opening ceremony of Directors’ Fortnight attended by Jean-Louis Livi, the producer of his last three films, and the filmmaker’s long-time assistant Christophe Jeauffroy, who worked on productions such as Life of Riley, You Ain’t Seen »

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Veteran French Filmmaker Alain Resnais Has Passed Away at Age 91

2 March 2014 4:47 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Few filmmakers leave a legacy behind in cinema that will last generations, and even fewer have a career that truly spans decades. French director Alain Resnais was one of those rarities behind the camera whose career began way back in 1946 and lasted up until his death on Saturday in Paris at age 91 (as reported by  New York Times), not too long after his last film The Life of Riley premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February. The filmmaker never won an Oscar, but took home a BAFTA, saw several nominations and wins at the César Awards in France, and countless accolades at the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. More below. Resnais is a name that only true cinephiles and students of film will know with iconic films such as Hiroshima, mon amour (starring Oscar nominee Emanuelle Riva), Last Year at Marienbad, Je t’taime, je t’aime, Night and Fog, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Alain Resnais obituary

2 March 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Complex and avant-garde French film director best known for Night and Fog and Last Year in Marienbad

Alain Resnais, who has died aged 91, was a director of elegance and distinction who, despite generally working from the screenplays of other writers, established an auteurist reputation. His films were singular, instantly recognisable by their style as well as through recurring themes and preoccupations. Primary concerns were war, sexual relationships and the more abstract notions of memory and time. His characters were invariably adult (children were excluded as having no detailed past) middle-class professionals. His style was complex, notably in the editing and often – though not always – dominated by tracking shots and multilayered sound.

He surrounded himself with actors, musicians and writers of enormous talent and the result was a somewhat elitist body of work with little concern for realism or the socially or intellectually deprived. Even overtly political works, Night and Fog, »

- Brian Baxter

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Acclaimed French film director Alain Resnais dies aged 91

2 March 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Arthouse director rode crest of French new wave movement of 1960s and was still making films as he reached 90

Peter Bradshaw on 60 years of sensational, cerebral film-making

Alain Resnais, the acclaimed French film director whose 60-year career included such classics as Hiroshima Mon Amour and Last Year in Marienbad, has died aged 91.

His death on Saturday, the day after the Césars French cinema awards and on the eve of the Oscars, came as he prepared to launch his latest film, The Life of Riley later this month.

The film, which stars two of his favourite actors – his wife, Sabine Azéma, and André Dussollier – was awarded the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer prize when it premiered at last month's Berlin film Ffestival. It is based on an Alan Ayckbourn; the playwright and his wife witnessed the film-maker's marriage to Azéma in Scarborough.

Pierre Arditi, another member of Resnais's "troupe" of favourite actors, »

- Anne Penketh

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On the passing of Alain Resnais, the auteur who stayed playful to the end

2 March 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When I awoke this morning to the unhappy news that Alain Resnais, the French director of "Last Year at Marienbad," "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" and "Night and Fog" among many, many others, had passed away at the age of 92, my first thought was how different the moment felt to most other announcements of veteran artists' departures -- more sorely immediate than the usual solemn, remove-your-hat mourning. Most nonagenarian directors who die do so with their life's work complete; Resnais's certainly wasn't lacking, but the man wasn't finished either. Only three weeks ago, Resnais premiered his 19th feature, "Life of Riley," in Competition at the Berlin Film Festival to warm applause and even a couple of trophies. The jury awarded him the Alfred Bauer Prize for "a film that opens new perspectives on cinematic art" -- an award that, at first blush, seems an odd fit for one as comfortingly seasoned and familiar as Resnais, »

- Guy Lodge

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French Film Master Alain Resnais Dies

2 March 2014 3:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alain Resnais, a cinema pioneer and a leading light of the French New Wave, died Saturday in Paris, his longtime producer and friend Jean-Louis Livi said. He was 91.

One of the most critically-aclaimed French helmers of all time, Resnais directed such arthouse masterpieces as “Hiroshima Mon Amour,”a flagship pic of the New Wave, which earned writer Marguerite Duras an Oscar nom for original screenplay in 1961, and “Last Year at Marienbad,” a major influence on such directors as David Lynch.

Resnais, who began his career with a number of art documentaries and then broke through with the gripping 1955 “Night and Fog,” about the Jewish Holocaust in WWII, was one of the more intellectually rigorous members of the new wave of filmmakers who overturned the French film industry in the late ’50s.

The French cinema world is mourning Resnais today as critics, industryites, festivals’ toppers and fans pay him homage.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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6 Most Anticipated French Films of 2014

5 January 2014 9:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

France ruled the film world in 2013, producing some of the most critically acclaimed and controversial titles. La Vie D’Adele took home the Palme D’Or and has since been subject to intense debate around the ethics of the film’s production and its depiction of sexuality. Among the other highlights was Alain Guirandie’s L’Inconnu du lac, a frighteningly tense and beautiful film about a gay cruising spot haunted by murder. Even Godard produced a film, a 3-D short about cinema and truth in 3x3D, alongside Peter Greenaway and Portuguese filmmaker Edgar Pera. This is just the tip of the iceberg as filmmakers like Claire Denis, Michel Gondry, Roman Polanski, and Phillipe Garrel also released new French-produced films in 2013.

Looking forward, though it may seem unlikely that France will repeat its 2013 effort, there are many great French films on the horizon for 2014. The new year promises new »

- Justine Smith

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