Volcanic Emotions/Film notes

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NYtimes review

Characters suppressing volcanic emotions that can be decoded only by reading expressions and body language give Stéphane Brizé’s “Mademoiselle Chambon” a complexity and tension that transcend words.

Watching Lindon and Kiberlain get to know each other onscreen, one would hardly guess that the two were once married in real life and have a 10-year-old daughter together.(Sfgate)


  • Cairo Time still1(2).jpg Patricia Clarkson and her handsome friend walking toward a Pyramid.

    The city is also clearly the principal object of Ms. Nadda’s ardor. (NYtimes)

    Sam Rockwell interview (Conviction) – ‘People put a lot of faith in the system and it’s flawed’ – If you like Mario’s Story then see this or vice versa.

    How he did it.(direct link)
    And now James Franco in Danny Boyle’s 127 hrs – Trailer here.. (Liked this film as much as Madmoiselle Chambon)

    The Making of Carousel

    Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman..by Colin Marshall

    Jeanne Dielman understands what all the best works of cinema do: implication and occurrence are two different things. Where so many mediocre films deal in visual shorthand that merely suggests to us that certain events have happened, this one has its events actually take place. That this builds their importance far beyond any quick-cut battle for the very future of humanity might point toward an answer to the feminist question: these are domestic duties we’re watching, and the film treats them with a gravity that somehow goes beyond aesthetics. You could call its story tragic, but just by existing it demonstrates an artistic fact that’s sadder than anything going on in its content. By letting its content dictate its form — or rather, by letting its content and form exist in symbiosis — the film achieves what most films could if they did the same. But almost no film does.