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.
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:
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