There are few people in the world we would rather hear talk about the beauty of Yasujiro Ozu’s cinema than Donald Richie. One of the world’s foremost scholars on Japanese film and culture, Richie, who died earlier this year, appears briefly in I Lived, But . . . , a documentary from 1983 that is included in our release of Ozu’s Tokyo Story. You can watch Richie’s appearance, in which he eloquently describes—in Japanese—what it is that makes Ozu’s work so emotionally rich and universal, below.
A Hidden Figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave Takes the Spotlight
In this excerpt from an interview on the edition of Diamonds of the Night, film programmer Irena Kovarova talks about the work of one of director Jan Němec’s key collaborators, Ester Krumbachová.
Robert Zemeckis Looks Back on His Debut-Film Jitters
In a new conversation with collaborators Bob Gale and Steven Spielberg, the director of I Wanna Hold Your Hand talks about the terror of being a first-time feature director.
How Carlos Reygadas Plans for the Unexpected
Storyboards have been an important part of the Mexican filmmaker’s process from the beginning of his career. In this interview, he talks about the freedom that meticulous pre-planning allows him on-set.