Cinema’s ability to evoke the knotty complexities of time, truth, and subjective experience makes it an ideal medium for exploring memory, a theme that has long been a source of fascination for artists. This week on the Criterion Channel, our series Memory on Film highlights some of the world’s most celebrated auteurs and their haunting journeys through lost time, including an operatic portrait of grief from Krzysztof Kieślowski, a radical travelogue from Chris Marker, and an aching meditation on forbidden love from Wong Kar-wai. For a preview of this seven-film selection, check out the teaser below.
A Great LA Auteur Gets Candid in a New Documentary Profile
Legendary independent filmmaker Charles Burnett joins fellow pioneer Robert Townsend for a walking tour of South Central Los Angeles, where Burnett’s most acclaimed movies were shot.
How Julie Taymor Found a Zest for Life in Cinema
The acclaimed stage and screen director joins us for the latest installment of Adventures in Moviegoing, our guest-curator program on the Criterion Channel.
Two Master Stylists Collide in Our First Criterion Channel Double Feature
What does John Woo’s martial-arts classic Last Hurrah for Chivalry have in common with Jacques Demy’s pastel-hued musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg?