Among the delights of Aki Kaurismäki’s La vie de bohème are the guest appearances by François Truffaut alter ego Jean-Pierre Léaud and the two-fisted American auteur Samuel Fuller. The former plays an eccentric collector who takes an interest in the paintings of the downtrodden painter Rodolfo (Matti Pellonpää); the latter turns up as a magazine publisher who hires the poet Marcel Marx, played by André Wilms. In this clip from a new interview on the Criterion release, Wilms talks about working with the two cinematic icons.
The Trove of Muhammad Ali Footage That Almost Went Unseen
Producer David Sonenberg charts the long road When We Were Kings, which ultimately won an Oscar for best documentary, had to travel to make it to the big screen.
Digging Through Movie History at Chaplin’s Studios
Film scholar Craig Barron gives us a tour of the studios on whose back lot Charlie Chaplin built the set for his final film of the silent era, The Circus.