3 items from 2012
While it may not bear a Directed By credit, the upcoming "Green Blade Rises" seems to be putting together a lot of ingredients familiar to producer Terrence Malick. The project will be directed by A.J. Edwards, a protegé of the filmmaker who was an editor on "To The Wonder" and served various roles on "The New World" and "The Tree Of Life." Moreover, it features Wes Bentley and Jason Clarke (along with Diane Kruger and Brit Marling), who both appear (or at least shave shot scenes) for Malick's "Knight Of Cups." And now a composer who will be familiar to Malick fans has come aboard. Zbigniew Preisner has signed on to score "Green Blade Rises" -- so, who is he? Well, film buffs should know he was a frequent collaborator with Krzysztof Kieslowski, penning the music for "The Three Colors" trilogy and "The Double Life Of Veronique," among others. While Malick-heads will remember that. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
You won't bump into Robert Redford in a ski-lift queue, but you're at least promised the cream of Us indie cinema in the top festival's first event outside of Utah – plus some music. Redford will be at the opening night gig with T Bone Burnett, and introducing a documentary on that indie-est of subjects, Prince Charles. You also get 14 highlights from Sundance proper, including time-travel romcom Safety Not Guaranteed and college drama Liberal Arts, plus prize-winning documentaries The House I Live In and The Queen Of Versailles.
The O2, SE10, Thu to 29 Apr
Film and music come together in mysterious and moving ways here, in a rare festival that's equal parts both. So you get some "straight" live music (if the experimentalism of Laurie Anderson can be described as such), and a variety of music-related movies, whether it's those with great scores (such as Zbigniew Preisner »
- Steve Rose
Andrew Pulver reveals the sixth of seven films to be offered for free to Guardian Extra members through Curzon on Demand
Krzysztof Kieślowski's dream-fable of women's parallel lives recalls a time of unapologetically highbrow film-making
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Not so long ago, in the early 1990s in fact, art cinema actually mattered – far more than thrillers with TV-show-quoting hitmen or superheroes in tight trousers. Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski was then the leading figure in what we now realise was the last gasp of a certain kind of high-minded, unapologetically intellectual film-making; its cut-off point, in retrospect, was the defeat of Kieślowski's Three Colours Red by Pulp Fiction at the 1994 Cannes film festival.
Perhaps, if we analyse the period more closely, this »
- Andrew Pulver
3 items from 2012
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