NYFF37: Mike Leigh’s “Topsy-Turvy” image

NYFF37: Mike Leigh’s “Topsy-Turvy”

Mike Leigh's study of artistic creation is both irresistibly pleasing and deeply insightful. Tuesday night, it screens as part of our ongoing 50 Years of the New York Film Festival series.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Unexpected Haneke Sequel? Shortland’s “Lore” Explores Purest Product of Fascism image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Unexpected Haneke Sequel? Shortland’s “Lore” Explores Purest Product of Fascism

In the second in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Beatrice Behn explores the tangled moral and political landscape of Cate Shortland’s Lore.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Policiers, Premingers, and Punk Love image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Policiers, Premingers, and Punk Love

In the first in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Ari Gunnar Thorsteinsson reflects on upturned trailers, femme fatales, and a sharp-toothed teen romance.

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Isn’t it a Pity: Two Films By Claude Sautet image

Isn’t it a Pity: Two Films By Claude Sautet

In Vincent, François, Paul et les Autres and Max et les Ferrailleurs, the great French filmmaker crafted two of his most penetrating studies of failure and ambition.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Meet The Critics, Emerging & Established Alike image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Meet The Critics, Emerging & Established Alike

Just as the Locarno fest aims to showcase new auteurs, this week it's also shining a spotlight on emerging film critics.

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Lucio Fulci’s Surrealist Nightmare image

Lucio Fulci’s Surrealist Nightmare

The Italian master of horror showcases his greatest strengths—atmosphere and gore—in The House by the Cemetery, which screens Friday as a part of our ongoing Midnight Movies series.

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Interview with Linda Goldstein Knowlton, “Somewhere Between” image

Interview with Linda Goldstein Knowlton, “Somewhere Between”

The filmmaker discusses finding subjects for her documentary about young girls adopted from China, the themes of identity and belonging, and the intimacy of the subject matter for her as an adoptive mother. Screens Thursday in Art of the Real with Q&A!

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Locarno 2012 Diary: A Dash of Glamour and a Tilt Towards American Filmmaking image

Locarno 2012 Diary: A Dash of Glamour and a Tilt Towards American Filmmaking

Striking a balance between glamour and a global program, Locarno chief Olivier Père has embraced American indies in competition this year.

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Time Regained: Remembering Chris Marker image

Time Regained: Remembering Chris Marker

The great French filmmaker, who passed away Sunday, dedicated his life to articulating the ineffable. Remembering his life and legacy, we can't help wondering how much about Chris Marker continues to elude us.

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Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky on “Francine” image

Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky on “Francine”

The directors of tonight's Indie Night film, which features a powerhouse performance by Oscar winner Melissa Leo, discuss how she became attached to the project, the transition from documentary to narrative filmmaking, and the themes of loneliness and hope.

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