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On the Screen  

The Third Murder by Kore-eda                  The Japanese Master Keeps Us Guessing              Hirokazu Kore-eda appears to shift gears in his recent drama, a metaphysical film noir focusing as much on Japanese society as on the domestic conflicts he usually addresses.  With supreme subtlety, he looks at the relation between an attorney and his client, perhaps asking who is the real “underdog” more…

Carla Simón’s Summer 1993                      A Catalan Heartbreaker                                          Looking back on her own childhood in the Basque countryside and filming at the location where she lived, in her debut feature this Spanish writer-director pulls stellar performances from two young actresses to fuse the personal with the cultural, the national, and the global in a story we should all know, but one that has only begun to be told more...

Behind the Scenes

Lark on a String:                                          The Films of Jiri Menzel                                          In May, 1968, the world was shaking with upsets—political, social, sexual—but in Prague the New Wave blossomed in cinema, a sort of “love between the raindrops” perhaps never so prescient as in the film, Capricious Summer by Jiri Menzel, who turns 80 this year and whose 9 feature films are screened at the UCLA Film and Television Archive more…


Custody: The Fear of Breaking Loose       Xavier Legrand's Winning Debut            Employing both his writing and his acting skills, first-feature helmer Xavier Legrand directs a piercing hybrid—part thriller, part social drama—and delivers a domestic tragedy waiting to happen.  Evoking Pialat and Chabrol along with Hitchcock, Legrand generates a heat of his own to take on the family law courts of France that persist in upholding the patriarchal order more…


















Close-Up on Festivals

Adonis Florides’ Rosemarie                        Cyprus at the LAGFF                                              The 12th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival has put Cyprus in the spotlight with a postmodern spin on Hitchcock’s Rear Window.  Award-winning Rosemarie combines the genres of the soap opera, the thriller, and the melodrama to give us a critique of the family in Cyprus that incorporates tragic irony and is sometimes even funny more


Czech That Film                                  Bohdan Sláma’s Ice Mother                                    The 7th annual Czech That Film festival, on April 14-19, 2018 at the RealD Theater, Beverly Hills and Laemmle’s Monica Film Center, Santa Monica, offers a refreshing dip in winter waters with its chilly portrait of a modern-day family in Prague whose mother fends for a life of her own more…


 








Kino-Arts in Focus

Hilary Hahn Plays Bach                              LACO at Royce Hall                                                Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra features award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn together with Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and Guest Conductor Gemma New in a performance of two violin concerti by the grand master, “Papa Bach,” in two presentations at Royce Hall, UCLA, and at the Alex Theater in Glendale more

 

Three Days in the Country at Antaeus        From Russia with Love—Maybe                            At the Antaeus Theatre, Patrick Marber’s 2015 shortened version of Ivan Turgenev’s only famous play, written in 1848 about a circular flow of misbegotten, unrequited love in the Russian countryside, gives us laughter through tears in this nest of gentlefolk who mean well but can’t seem to get it right more…


Long Day’s Journey at The Wallis              Irons and Manville to Star                                      Eugene O’Neill’s mostly autobiographical drama, a “classic” American tragedy, gets a polished treatment by two of London’s leading lights, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville, in its limited engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills as produced by the Old Vic and Fiery Angel more…

 

Ambros/Ambrosova Duo                            100th Birthday of Czechoslovakia                          Celebrating 100 years since the formation of Czechoslovakia, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, in cooperation with the Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles, is presenting a duet performance of two acclaimed Czech musicians, Miroslav Ambros (violin) and Zuzana Ambrosova (piano) on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Violin virtuoso Ambros plays a very rare instrument made in 1734. The two will perform selections from Smetana, Dvorak, and Janacek as well as from contemporaries, the late Josef Suk, Peter Breiner, and Sylvie Bodorova 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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