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.
Agnieszka Holland’s Ironic Slant on the Unspeakable
The acclaimed Polish director explains how her international breakthrough film, Europa Europa, was inspired by a desire to tell a different, less predictable kind of Holocaust story.