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On the Screen  

Philippe Faucon’s Fatima                             The Extraordinary in Everyday Life                   At Laemmle Theaters through Oct. 2, a single mother from Algeria raises two daughters by cleaning homes and buildings, all the while learning self-expression in a language of her own.  The writer-director-producer uses the poetry and prose of Fatima Elayoubi, an immigrant to France more…


Love Exists                                                       Maurice Pilat Retrospective                           The UCLA Film and Television Archive will present eight films written and directed by French maverick Maurice Pialat, from his stunning debut, Naked Childhood to his late masterpiece, Van Gogh, and a documentary about his work.  With an ensemble that included Sandrine Bonnaire, Isabelle Huppert, and Gerard Depardieu more...

Behind the Scenes

Love and Friendship                                 Valentines to a Grande Dame                           With both a film and a book, Whit Stillman gives us a double treata “new” work by Jane Austen on the screen and the page at once.  Not a “novelization” but a companion novel to her unfinished manuscript (a novella in letters), his book Love and Friendship playfully injects a postmodern sensibility into an 18th century more…


Hou Hsiao-Hsien and The Assassin             A Director for Our Times …and Others               Winner of the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Hou Hsiao-Hsien has written, directed, and produced a work from Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong that is martial arts cinema as never seen before.  A wuxia film from the Tang Dynasty begs quiet contemplation, poetic appreciation, and spiritual meditationTaoism for the screen more…



 



 

Close-Up on Festivals

Carol, the Latest from Todd Haynes      Writing, Shooting, and Designing the Film            Carol’s premiere in Los Angeles at the AFI FEST Presented by Audi brought together many huge talents, not just the director at his best and two splendid actresses, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, but also Cinematographer Ed Lachman, Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy, and Costume Designer Sandy Powell, who talk here about their arts more…

The Fencer Is a Contender                           Klaus Härö’s Back in Town                                    For his 5th feature, the Scandinavian director finds himself neither in his native Finland nor in Sweden, where he has often worked, but in Estonia, with a new drama on new turf but with his old love of children intact and a dose of history under Stalin.  Vying for an Oscar and a Golden Globe more…

 


 

Kino-Arts in Focus

Hedda Gabler at the Antaeus                       Ibsen Over Time                                                   One of the Southland’s finest repertory companies moves the Norwegian to the 1920s to stage a classic.  Director Robman shows not just Hedda’s but each character’s sense of entitlement to a better life, though Hedda is the mastermind who plays their fates against them -- all but one, that is, who may know her better than she knows herself, and worse, knows exactly how more…


Concerto: A Beethoven Journey                    A Pianist Delivers His Gift                                   At Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, a double delight comes to the big screen with renowned  Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as he conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra across the world and over four years while he, at the same time, performs Beethoven’s five piano concertos with sensitivity and aplomb more… 


The Top Shelf


Contempt at the Aero                                       Godard’s Valentine to Cinema                        With his 6th feature film, Jean-Luc Godard critiqued the marketplace of cinema and the narcissism of love in a language vitally new in filmmaking history.  From Rome to Capri, we follow his irresistible journey to sadness when the American Cinematheque (July 16th) continues its series of French Favorites more...   



Eric Rohmer's “Six Moral Tales”            An American Tribute                                         Tucked away complacently in his Parisian home under the pseudonym “Eric Rohmer,” and noted for spending years without a phone, a car, or even a taxi ride from time to time, but with family, faith, and a firm devotion to nature, cinema, and its related arts, Eric Rohmer presented us with  paradoxes more...



The Lady with the Dog                                       Pure Cinema at the Black Sea                                  In 1960 Iosif Heifitz knew that Anton Chekhov’s short stories were really films waiting to happen more



Digital Releases


It's Winter                                                               The Enigma of Rafi Pitts
It’s not every day that a screenwriter/director who studied in London and lives in Paris chooses to more...



Between the Covers 


Life Comes to the Screen                                   The Arts and Cultures of Iran                                             Anyone who has ever doubted that a country like Iran could develop its own film industry should be more...



 



 




 

 


 


 

















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