In this ongoing series of videos, contemporary filmmakers talk to us about the movies that have had a lasting impact on their work.
Bengali First: The Fierce Commitments of Soumitra Chatterjee
The esteemed actor, who died in November, was far more than the face of Satyajit Ray’s cinema. Always, though, he maintained an unwavering devotion to his roots in Bengal.
Crash: The Wreck of the Century
In one of the most controversial films of his career, David Cronenberg adapts a scandalous J. G. Ballard novel, radically overhauling its story to address a society paralyzed in the headlights of a new millennium.
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.
Train Ride to Hell: A Shocking Encounter in Code Unknown
The director of Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Nest examines the violence and unexpected humanism in one of Michael Haneke’s most unnerving long takes.
The Deaths and Rebirths of Chris Marker’s CD-ROM Immemory
One of the French auteur’s most immersive art projects finds itself on the brink of format obsolescence, as Acrobat plans to phase out Flash software at the end of the year.