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Valeria Rotella

Valeria Rotella is the research director at the Criterion Collection. In addition to her archival work, she has produced interviews for the Criterion Channel as well as editions including The Complete Films of Agnès Varda.

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Cultivating the Legacy of Cuban Cinema: A Conversation with Luciano Castillo

With his deep knowledge of Cuban film history and his tireless efforts to promote it, the director of the Cinemateca de Cuba has been an invaluable resource for our releases of Memories of Underdevelopment and Lucía.

By Valeria Rotella

Getting to Know Barbara Loden

The filmmaker Katja Raganelli talks with us about what it was like to create an intimate portrait of the Wanda director toward the end of her life.

By Valeria Rotella

Destination Paris: A Trip to the Librairie du Cinéma du Panthéon
It was a cold January morning, with biting winds coming off the Seine, when I stopped by the Librairie du Cinéma du Panthéon during a break from working on our upcoming release of Marcel Pagnol’s Marseille Trilogy. This film-specialty bookstore e…

By Valeria Rotella

The Fog of Welles: A Trip to Chinchón

During a research mission to Spain, Criterion web producer/researcher Valeria Rotella takes a day trip to the medieval desert town of Chinchón, where Orson Welles is rumored to have shot Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story.

By Valeria Rotella

Destination Madrid: A Visit to a Film Lover’s Bookstore

Criterion’s resident researcher and web producer takes a trip to Madrid bookstore Ocho y Medio, which she calls “a shrine to Spanish contributions to the seventh art.”

By Valeria Rotella