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    • The seventieth Cannes Film Festival opens next Wednesday, and among the stars who will be in attendance are Jessica Chastain, who will serve on the jury, and Isabelle Huppert, who will make her way onto the red carpet for the premiere of Michael Haneke’s Happy End. The Hollywood Reporter chatted with the two actors about their memories of participating in the festival in the past and how it has shaped their careers.
    • Before its long-awaited revival on Showtime later this month, David Lynch’s cult television series Twin Peaks will be previewed in a two-episode screening at Cannes. In anticipation of its premiere, the director and two of his longtime muses, Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan, shared their thoughts on the show in this week’s issue of Variety.
    • Today, New York’s Quad cinema kicks off a series celebrating the film scores of Oscar-winning Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. For the Village Voice, Bilge Ebiri gives an overview of this weekend’s lineup, which includes Nagisa Oshima’s Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor.
    • David Bowie, who acted alongside Sakamoto in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, is the subject of a new Fandor video essay that explores how the rock icon’s music has seeped into our cinematic consciousness through movies as disparate as Amy Heckerling’s Clueless and Leos Carax’s Mauvais sang.
    • “Increasingly I’m coming to believe that I’m really not manipulating the images, I’m manipulating the gap in between the images,” says influential artist and Daughters of the Dust cinematographer Arthur Jafa in an interview with Film Comment.
    • For more revelations on the art of cinematography, check out Looking at Light, the blog of lauded DP Roger Deakins. “I’m not aware of anywhere else a fan or student can peer inside the craft of a transcendent artist with such lucidity,” writes Noah Gallagher Shannon in the Paris Review.
    • Ahead of our Blu-ray release of Good Morning next week, David Bordwell dives into this beloved Ozu comedy over on his blog, noting how the film’s structure revolves around “a landscape, days of the week, and neighborhood routines.”
    • The BFI offers a primer on some of the most compelling figures in contemporary Indian cinema, including Anurag Kashyap, Rituparno Ghosh, and Rajeev Ravi.
    • Agnès Varda, Arnaud Desplechin, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Guy Maddin, and other distinguished members of the global film community have contributed to the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s just-launched Film Lives Everywhere campaign, which seeks to support the arts in this time of political uncertainty.


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