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Cannes Film Review: ‘Tip Top’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Tip Top’
The sadomasochistic musician Isabelle Huppert played in Michael Haneke’s “The Piano Teacher” seems positively parochial compared to her very physical cop in “Tip Top,” director Serge Bozon’s wildly off-kilter tale of two female detectives investigating murder and police corruption in a sleepy French town. An utterly brazen mix of screwball comedy, film noir and sharp social commentary that hits its own strange bullseye more often than not, Bozon’s third full-length feature (and first since 2007’s Wwi musical, “La France”) benefits immeasurably from actors willing to go as far out on a limb as their intrepid director. Huppert’s arthouse cred notwithstanding, the pic reps a tough sell commercially, but should flourish at adventurous-minded fests and cinematheques while adding to Bozon’s small but fervent cult of admirers.

Working with usual screenwriting partner Axelle Ropert (“The Wolberg Family”) and new collaborator Odile Barski, Bozon adapted “Tip Top” from
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Free Radicals: Serge Bozon and the New French Cinema

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Back in February, Dmitry Martov and Larysa Smirnova spoke with Serge Bozon and Pascale Bodet about, among many other things, Beaubourg: la dernière major!, a series of presentations they staged at the Centre Pompidou in November looking back on 100 years of French cinema. Now, as Bozon arrives in New York for a gaggle of events — Free Radicals: Serge Bozon and the New French Cinema, a series of screenings beginning tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and running through Monday, a panel discussion on Friday and Serge Bozon Presents, an evening of three films at Anthology Film Archives — there's an eagerness to draw parallels between this New French Cinema and the New Wave that broke in the late 50s and early 60s. Just as Godard, Truffaut, Rivette, Rohmer, Chabrol and all had begun writing criticism for Cahiers du cinéma before picking up a camera, so, too, are these
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Free Radicals: Serge Bozon and the New French Cinema at Lincoln Center

April 13-18

Fifty years after Jean-Luc Godard, Serge Bozon and the .young turks. of Cahiers du cinéma resolved that the best way to criticize movies was to make their own films. The result was the creation of another exciting .new wave. of critic-filmmakers, hailing from the iconoclastic film magazine La lettre du cinéma(1997-2005), boldly storming the gates of the French film establishment.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center brings writer, director, actor and DJ, Serge Bozon to New York to present this first major North American survey of films by the Lettre du cinéma circle as well as to curate and present a series of screenings of rarities (along with Anthology Film Archives) that have influenced his work. Also introducing and discussing their films will be his fellow filmmakers, Jean-Charles Fitoussi and Aurélia Georges. And if that weren.t enough, Bozon will also put his DJ skills on display,
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Serge Bozon’s La France on DVD

Pascal Greggory, Sylvie Testud in La France Lorber Films, a division of the recently formed Kino Lorber, will be releasing La France (2007), the latest film from acclaimed writer-director Serge Bozon (Mods, L’amitié) on DVD. Described as a "war film and musical, elegiac and avant-garde, cerebral and poignant" by the New York Times‘ Nathan Lee, La France was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight section. Additionally, the film earned Bozon the 2007 Prix Jean Vigo. In the cast: Pascal Greggory and Sylvie Testud of La Vie en Rose. With a prebook date of March 9, La France is set to become available to consumers on April [...]
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