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 Swoon-Worthy Tribute to a Great Hollywood Romanticist
Critic Farran Smith Nehme introduces the underappreciated films of Frank Borzage, one of golden-age Hollywood’s underrated masters of melodrama.
In the Shadow of the Dictator: A Conversation with George Sikharulidze
In his short film Fatherland, the Georgian director pays a visit to Stalin’s birthplace to explore the townspeople’s nostalgia for their long-departed leader.