• Toronto’s TIFF Cinematheque is honoring the irreplaceable film critic and scholar Robin Wood, who died last December, by running some of the films that were important to him. The series, which starts today and will run through July 8, includes Max Ophuls’s Letter from an Unknown Woman, Hitchcock’s Marnie, and Kenji Mizoguchi’s Sansho the Bailiff, among others.

    Moving Image Source has taken the TIFF series as an opportunity to publish an in-depth and appreciative two-part essay on Wood’s life and critical legacy.

    Wood was also a great friend and collaborator of the Criterion Collection’s; see his Criterion Top 10, his warmly personal reminiscence about Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes, and his lucid and incisive essay on Ophuls’s Le plaisir.

1 comment

  • By JS
    June 19, 2010
    12:38 AM

    I was lucky enough to attend a panel discussion with Robin Wood during the New York Film Festival's 100th anniversary retrospective of Ozu. I will never forget the moment when he began to describe the father-daughter relationship in Late Spring and found himself choked up at the intensity of emotion he felt. It was a tribute to Mr. Wood's passion and perception of the cinema, and I was blessed to have been there that day.