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A Leading Palestinian Auteur Looks Toward the Light

Cannes 2019

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.

By Bilge Ebiri

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Sofia Coppola Looks Back on Growing Up Cinephile
Sofia Coppola Looks Back on Growing Up Cinephile

The director of The Virgin Suicides remembers her movie-loving childhood and her formative early encounters with Godard, Resnais, and Prince.

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All the Bad Men in Let the Sunshine In
All the Bad Men in Let the Sunshine In

Claire Denis talks about the tricky task of casting the roles of Juliette Binoche’s male suitors in her slyly funny tale of middle-aged romance.

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Silent Treatment: Kim Min-hee in On the Beach at Night Alone

Performances

Silent Treatment: Kim Min-hee in On the Beach at Night Alone

In her most explicitly autobiographical collaboration with director Hong Sang-soo, the once reviled actress conveys a deep inner life through a series of understated moments.

By Kristen Yoonsoo Kim

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What Inspired Claudia Weill to Make a Different Kind of Friendship Movie
What Inspired Claudia Weill to Make a Different Kind of Friendship Movie

The director of the landmark independent movie Girlfriends recalls her journey to fiction filmmaking and her desire to go against the grain of women-driven storytelling.

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A Filmmaking Family Takes to the Streets

Cannes 2019

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.

By Bilge Ebiri

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Let the Sunshine In: One Love
Let the Sunshine In: One Love

Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche grapple with the realities of middle-aged loneliness and the eternal quest for companionship in this candid quasi comedy.

By Stephanie Zacharek

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Games of Vision in Street of Shame
Games of Vision in Street of Shame

Professor David Bordwell unpacks the sophisticated design of Kenji Mizoguchi’s final masterpiece.

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The Versatile Artistry of Japan’s Most Revered Cinematographer
The Versatile Artistry of Japan’s Most Revered Cinematographer

Acclaimed DP John Bailey delves into the extraordinary career of one of the towering figures of golden-age Japanese cinema.

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How to Implicate an Audience
How to Implicate an Audience

Michael Haneke explains the strategy and inspiration behind his fourth-wall-breaking tricks in the brutal thriller Funny Games.

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Joanna Hogg Revisits Her Past Selves
Joanna Hogg Revisits Her Past Selves

With her first three films now playing on the Criterion Channel, the acclaimed British director digs back into the past to trace the roots of her cinephilia and artistry.

By Hillary Weston

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Funny Games: Don’t You Want to See How It Ends?
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.


By Bilge Ebiri

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