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    Andrzej Wajda on the set of Danton

    • In the New York Times, J. Hoberman remembers “Poland’s greatest filmmaker,” Andrzej Wajda, who passed away last week at the age of ninety. “Born in a country that, several times obliterated, cast its poets as interpreters of national identity, Mr. Wajda was a people’s artist in a way unanticipated by the Communist regime that trained and ambivalently supported him.”
    • At MUBI, Adrian Curry explores a selection of stunning posters for films featured in the fourth annual New York Film Festival, including Loves of a Blonde, Au hasard Balthazar, and Masculin féminin.
    • In celebration of a new restoration now playing at Film Forum, the Village Voice’s Melissa Anderson examines Marlon Brando’s sole directorial effort, One-Eyed Jacks, a film that marked “the beginning of the decade when the totemic Method actor’s career grew increasingly subordinate to his political activism and ever-byzantine personal life.”
    • At his one-hour On Cinema master class at the New York Film Festival, Jim Jarmusch discussed a selection of films that have influenced him throughout his career.
    • Little White Lies surveys the early films of Pedro Almodóvar, from 1980’s Pepi, Luci, Bom to 1993’s Kika.
    • A lost Georges Méliès silent film called Match de Prestidigitation, made in 1904, has been unearthed by researchers at the Czech national archives.
    • Playing Lynch, a new project sponsored by the David Lynch Foundation, features John Malkovich reenacting scenes from the director’s films.
    • Longtime Kiarostami associate Seyfolah Samadian announced plans to make a documentary about the late Iranian filmmaker’s visits to Cannes.
    • Beloved French director and comedian Pierre Etaix has passed away at the age of eighty-seven. In his honor, take a moment to enjoy this delightful excerpt from his 1966 film As Long as You’ve Got Your Health:

1 comment

  • By Cathy Earnshaw
    October 14, 2016
    09:55 PM

    I was so sorry to hear of Pierre Etaix's passing today. He was a great, inspired filmmaker and performer.