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Olivier Assayas & Hou Hsiao Hsien, & Portrait of Ava Gardner by Man Ray

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    Happy birthday Olivier Assayas!

  • Olivier- Polanski collaboration here.

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    Olivier Assayas and Hou Hsiao Hsien

    A portrait of Hou Hsiao Hsien by Olivier Assayas here.

    Assayas, who while a critic at Cahiers du cinéma had championed Hou long before it was in vogue to do so, followed the master filmmaker around his native Taiwan. Released just after Assayas’ breakout Irma Vep, this intimate documentary profiles a director who was largely unknown on the global scene in the late 90s. HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-Hsien remains the most thorough look at one of the most revered living directors.

  • Assayas and Mia Hansen Love (husband and wife filmmakers)
    Both received awards in Europe for best director in 2016 (Mia in Berlin and Assayas in Cannes)

  • Assayas Olivier Assayas on Ingmar Bergman on Bergman (I don’t think this book is translated into English.)

    When I did Conversations with Bergman it was an extraordinary experience for a young film-maker to be confronted with one of the great masters. (via)

    Olivier Assayas on Ingmar Bergman (repost)

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    Portrait of Ava Gardner by Man Ray.
    Ava Gardner.(December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990)
    (She said “Elizabeth Taylor was pretty.. I was beautiful..” )

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