Author Spotlight

Nicholas Elliott

Nicholas Elliott has been the New York correspondent for Cahiers du cinéma since 2009. He is a programmer for the Locarno Film Festival and a contributing editor for film for BOMB magazine. His writing on film has appeared in Film Comment, 4Columns, and anthologies on the work of Chantal Akerman, Philippe Garrel, and Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

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Le petit soldat: The Awful Truth

One of the lesser-known films in Godard’s extraordinary run of 1960s masterpieces, this severe, angular thriller was the director’s first foray into the political territory that would prove so essential to his later work.

By Nicholas Elliott

L’humanité: Ordinary Human Behavior

In his idiosyncratic, award-winning second film, Bruno Dumont uses the story of an alienated police detective to investigate the most elemental aspects of human experience.

By Nicholas Elliott

La vie de Jésus: The Sky Above

Bruno Dumont’s remarkable first feature examines the intermingling of the sacred and the profane in the French provinces.

By Nicholas Elliott

Eclipse Series 45: Claude Autant-Lara—Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France

Made during the German occupation of France, these beguiling films showcase Claude Autant-Lara at the height of his powers.

By Nicholas Elliott