Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self, Jean-Luc Godard once said. When watching Art and Craft, the deeply intriguing new documentary by Sam Cullman (If a Tree Falls), Jennifer Grausman, and Mark Becker, one wonders what the films odd but alluring protagonist Mark Landis would think of Godards weighty assertion.
Correspondence: Ben Mendelsohn talks to filmmakers Peter Bo Rappmund and Hunter Snyder about contemporary landscape cinema and the politics of infrastructure
If you havent met before, let me introduce you. At the Lines & Nodes screening series in September, we'll be showing a film by each of you and I'd love to have you engage in an open-ended dialogue about your work.
Called the most important British filmmaker of his generation, Terence Davies made his reputation with modern classics like Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes, personal works exploring his fractured childhood in Liverpool.
Olivier Assayass HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-Hsien (1997) takes place on the original set where Hou made his semi-autobiographical A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985), which begins with Hous recollection of his hooligan childhood in the village of Fengshan, a 20-minute bus-ride from Kaohsiung, Taiwans second largest city.
Much of this year's 25th anniversary edition of FID Marseille took place at the city's new MuCEM, the Museum for European and Mediterranean Cultures, situated right on the sea itselfsuch that filmgoers jumped from dark theater to theater, with bouts of blinding sunlight and beautiful breezes in between.