Citizen Kane: The Once and Future Kane
Modern in conception but postmodern in effect, the film hailed by many as the greatest ever made has been the subject of cinephilic passion and intense critical analysis since its release in 1941.
Man Push Cart: A Melancholy Pull
Set in a transient, post-9/11 New York City, Rahmin Bahrani’s feature debut follows the Sisyphean toil of a Pakistani immigrant whose life teeters on the verge of catastrophe.
A Singular Voice, in Short
Martin Scorsese’s stylistically varied early short films reveal the energy and invention that would make him one of the most exciting American directors of his time.
Fail Safe: Very Little Left of the World
Sidney Lumet brought his vivid sense of the messiness of human experience to this stark nuclear thriller, which centers on a series of earth-shattering decisions made in quiet rooms.
Until the End of the World: The End of the Road
Wim Wenders’ string of successes in the eighties freed him to mount one of the most ambitious productions in European film history, an epic he characterized as “the ultimate road movie.”
A Leading Palestinian Auteur Looks Toward the Light
Elia Suleiman, who returned to Cannes this year with his latest film, talks with us about comedy as a form of political resistance.
A Filmmaking Family Takes to the Streets
Legendary activist filmmaker Fernando Solanas joins his son and daughter in Cannes for their latest project, a chronicle of the long, hard fight for abortion rights in Argentina.
Funny Games: Don’t You Want to See How It Ends?
With this controversial treatise on violence and media, Michael Haneke created a spectacle that is both intensely watchable and hard to stomach.
24 Frames: The World Made Visible
After years of paring his filmmaking down to the bare essentials, Abbas Kiarostami delivered this gorgeous and boldly minimalist meditation on time, movement, and image-making.
Graduation: Where Are You, Romeo?
Law of the Border: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges
By turns gritty and lyrical, this portrait of the Syria-Turkey border brings together two pioneers of Turkish cinema.
Walking with Scorsese
An exhibition at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image explores Martin Scorsese’s creative process, his deep personal connection to his films, and his lifelong cinephilia.
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams: Quiet Devastation
Akira Kurosawa lays bare his deepest fears in this visually astonishing interpretation of folklore, myth, and the director’s own dreams and memories.
The Fisher King: In the Kingdom of the Imperfect
Terry Gilliam touches down in the real world for the first time with this fanciful tale of blurred class boundaries in New York City.
Dry Summer: The Laws of Nature
Metin Erksan’s shocking and sensuous tale of greed and rural life was part of a vibrant Turkish cinema of the fifties and sixties.