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.
Consuming the Cat: Brenda Lien Calls Out an Internet Fetish
In a short film now featured on the Criterion Channel, the German filmmaker interrogates our insatiable appetite for feline memes and what it says about our consumerist culture.
The Art of Lighting a Comedic Thriller
In the latest episode of Observations on Film Art, Professor Kristin Thompson explores how Ernst Lubitsch’s satirical masterpiece To Be or Not to Be employs a venerable cinematographic technique: three-point lighting.