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The Reality of a Reflection: An Exploration of Jean-Luc Godard's Filmography

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Mubi's retrospective For Ever Godard is showing from November 12, 2017 - January 16, 2018 in the United States.Jean-Luc Godard is a difficult filmmaker to pin down because while his thematic concerns as an artist have remained more or less consistent over the last seven decades, his form is ever-shifting. His filmography is impossible to view in a vacuum, as his work strives to reflect on the constantly evolving cinema culture that surrounds it: Godard always works with the newest filmmaking technologies available, and his films have become increasingly abstracted and opaque as the wider culture of moving images has become increasingly fragmented. Rather than working to maintain an illusion of diegetic truth, Godard’s work as always foreground its status as a manufactured product—of technology, of an industry, of on-set conditions and of an individual’s imagination. Mubi’S Godard retrospective exemplifies the depth and range of Godard’s career as
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BAMcinématek to Present Anne-Marie Miéville Retrospective

“My Dear Subject”: anadu Film Ag/ Jlg Films

Swiss filmmaker Anne-Marie Miéville will be celebrated with a full career retrospective presented by BAMcinématek in Brooklyn. After launching her career in the ’70s, the writer, director, and editor has created “a singular body of work exploring feminism, capitalism, patriarchal systems, and family structure,” a press release details.

Titled “A Woman’s Work,” the retrospective will run from April 12–19, and features rarely screened features written and directed by Miéville. Films to be screened include “How Can I Love,” a story of one woman, five men, and five breakups, and “My Dear Subject,” a portrait of three generations of women.

“As the artistic partner to Jean-Luc Godard, [Miéville’s] illustrious career has often been marginalized alongside the New Wave icon,” the press release states. “This series brings together films she has made as writer, co-director, and director (including all seven films she has directed alone) to present an intensely focused oeuvre that has affinities with, but also sits in many ways in opposition to, the work of her famous collaborator.”

Check out the schedule and descriptions of the films courtesy of BAMcinématek.

Anne-Marie Miéville Schedule

Wed, April 12

7pm: After the Reconciliation, How Can I Love

9:15pm: Hail Mary, Book of Mary

Thu, April 13

7pm: My Dear Subject

9:15pm: Hail Mary, Book of Mary

Fri, April 14

4:45pm: Every Man for Himself

7pm: First Name: Carmen

9:15pm: Every Man for Himself

Sat, April 15

2pm: Ici et Ailleurs

3:45pm: Lou Didn’t Say No, Living It Up

6pm: After the Reconciliation, How Can I Love

8:15pm: My Dear Subject

Sun, April 16

2pm: Every Man for Himself

4:15pm: We’re All Still Here

6:15pm: Hail Mary, Book of Mary

8:30pm: First Name: Carmen

Tue, April 18

7pm, 9:30pm: 2 X 50 Years of French Cinema, Soft and Hard

Wed, April 19

7pm: Comment Ça Va?

9:15pm: Lou Didn’t Say No, Living It Up

2 X 50 Years Of French Cinema (1995) Dirs. Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville. WithGodard, Michel Piccoli. Godard and Miéville’s subversive and frequently funny survey of French cinema.Digital. 51min. Tue, Apr 18 at 7, 9:30pm*Screens with Soft and Hard.

After The Reconciliation (2000) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Miéville, Jean-Luc Godard, ClaudePerron. Miéville’s intellectually and stylistically adventurous take on the drawing room comedy. 35mm.

75min. Wed, Apr 12 at 7pm & Sat, Apr 15 at 6pm

*Screens with How Can I Love.

Book Of Mary (1985) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Rebecca Hampton, Bruno Cremer, AuroreClément. Miéville’s unjustly overlooked companion piece, which screened alongside Hail Mary during itsrelease run. 35mm. 104min. Wed, Apr 12 at 9:15pm; Thu, Apr 13 at 9:15pm; Sun, Apr 16 at 6:15pm

*Screens with Hail MaryCOMMENT ÇA Va? (1978) Dirs. Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville. With Michel Marot, Anne-Marie Miéville. Godard and Miéville deconstruct the politics of image making — and their own creativepartnership — in this provocative film-video hybrid. Digital. 78min. Wed, Apr 19 at 7pm

Every Man For Himself (1980) Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. With Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc,Nathalie Baye. Miéville co-scripted, with Jean-Claude Carrière, Godard’s return to “mainstream”

filmmaking, charting the intersecting lives of a television director, his girlfriend, and a prostitute. 35mm.96min. Fri, Apr 14 at 4:45, 9:15pm & Sun, Apr 16 at 2pm

First Name: Carmen (1983) Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. With Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffé,Myriem Roussel. Godard and screenwriter Miéville offer a radical reimagining of Bizet’s opera, with

Godard returning to the anything-goes postmodern pop sensibility of his 60s work. 35mm. 85min. Fri, Apr14 at 7pm & Sun, Apr 16 at 8:30pm

Hail Mary (1985) Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. With Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste.Godard, working with Miéville as editor, searches for the soul in the modern world via this contemporaryretelling of the birth of Jesus (Mary is a basketball player, Joseph a cab driver). 35mm. 72min. Wed, Apr12 at 9:15pm; Thu, Apr 13 at 9:15pm; Sun, Apr 16 at 6:15pm

*Screens with Book of Mary

How Can I Love (1983) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Harriet Kraatz. One woman, five men, fivebreakups. 35mm. 13min. Wed, Apr 12 at 7pm & Sat, Apr 15 at 6pm*Screens with After the Reconciliation

Ici Et Ailleurs (1976) Dirs. Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville, With Jean-Pierre Gorin.What began as a documentary about Palestinian freedom fighters was reworked by Godard and Miévilleinto one of the major works of 20th-century political cinema. 16mm.53min. Sat, Apr 15 at 2pm

Living It Up (1987) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Anne Alvaro, Didier Flamand. Miéville captures amoment of disquieting intimacy amid the bustle of a parade. 35mm. 93min. Sat, Apr 15 at 3:45pm &

Wed, Apr 19 at 9:15pm*Screens with Lou Didn’t Say No.

Lou Didn’T Say No (1993) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Marie Bunel, Manuel Blanc, GenevièvePasquier. Miéville’s sophisticated study of modern love, inspired by the correspondence between Rainer

Maria Rilke and his psychoanalyst paramour. Sat, Apr 15 at 3:45pm & Wed, Apr 19 at 9:15pm

*Screens with Living It Up.

My Dear Subject (1988) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Gaëlle Le Roi, Anny Romand, HélèneRoussel. Miéville’s first solo feature is a sensitive, emotionally complex portrait of three generations of

women, each navigating fraught relationships with the men in their lives and struggling to find their ownvoices. 35mm. 96min. Thu, Apr 13 at 7pm & Sat, Apr 15 at 8:15pm

Soft And Hard (1985) Dirs. Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville. With Godard, Miéville. Miéville and Godard play themselves in this video work, which offers a candid, enlightening glimpse intothe inner workings of their collaborative relationship. Digital. 52min. Tue, Apr 18 at 7, 9:30pm

*Screens with 2 X 50 Years of French Cinema

We’Re All Still Here (1997) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Aurore Clément, Bernadette Lafont,Jean-Luc Godard. Miéville’s philosophical triptych skips from Plato to Hannah Arendt, and features a

fascinating, seemingly autobiographical performance from Godard. 35mm. 80min. Sun, Apr 16 at4:15pm

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Maisie Williams, Joachim Fjelstrup among 2015 Shooting Stars

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Maisie Williams, Joachim Fjelstrup among 2015 Shooting Stars
10 European actors to be celebrated by Efp in Berlin.

The UK’s Maisie Williams and Denmark’s Joachim Fjelstrup are among ten European acting talents to watch who have been selected for the line-up of European Film Promotion’s (Efp) Shooting Stars showcase at the 65th Berlinale (Feb 5-15).

An international jury of film professionals comprising Slovenian producer Danijel Hocevar, Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska, Swedish actress Eva Röse, UK film journalist Damon Wise, and French casting director Nathalie Cheron made its selection of six actresses and four actors from 23 nominations submitted by Efp member organisations.

The line-up for the 18th edition of Shooting Stars - with their nominated films - is as follows:

- Denmark: Joachim Fjelstrup (Itsi Bitsi)

- Finland: Emmi Parviainen (The Princess Of Egypt)

- Germany: Jannis Niewöhner (Sapphire Blue)

- Iceland: Hera Hilmer (Life In A Fishbowl)

- Ireland: Moe Dunford (Patrick’s Day)

- Lithuania: Aistė Diržiūtė (The Summer Of Sangaile)

- Spain:
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Looking back at Hudson Hawk

Feature Simon Brew 20 Mar 2013 - 06:28

An infamous moment in Bruce Willis' film career, 1991's Hudson Hawk didn't deserve its critical drubbing, Simon argues...

"It has very intellectual hip humor in it; it has very sophomoric broad slapstick comedy; it has elements of a road picture; it has more romance than any film that I have ever done; it has action; it has big stunts; it has a very dark sensibility... It's a film that needs to be experienced more than explained..." - Bruce Willis on Hudson Hawk.

One of the complaints levelled by director Peter Farrelly at the reception ot 2013's Movie 43, was that it wasn't the film its critics were expecting. And, to paraphrase Farrelly, when they got something different, they slaughtered it.

Back in 1991, director Michael Lehmann may have had similar feelings towards the feeding frenzy that ensued when his Bruce Willis vehicle, Hudson Hawk,
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Manning up for The Expendables 2 - The Dolph Lundgren Rampage

Tom Jolliffe mans up in preparation for The Expendables 2 with an overdose of explosive action cinema, beginning with 'The Dolph Lundgren Rampage'...

Over the course of the next 6 weeks, I will be getting myself ready for the action spectacular that is The Expendables 2. This will be possibly the manliest film ever made, so with that in mind I feel it necessary to man the hell up in preparation by re-watching films from the Expendables themselves. Each star, a load of action, and possibly a whole bunch of dead brain-cells by the time the release date rolls around.

The rules are simple. I shall be avoiding the most iconic roles, like Rambo for Sly, the Terminator for Arnold etc., with the exception of naff sequels. I will be thinking randomly, delving into some of the darkest recesses of these muscular CVs, as well as some films that simply get forgotten.
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On DVD: "The Wedding Director," Michael Powell

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By Michael Atkinson

Turning 70 this year, Marco Bellocchio has finally attained old-guard respectability, in light of the ironic, seasoned, historically quizzical mastery of "My Mother's Smile" (2002), "Good Morning, Night" (2003) and now "The Wedding Director" (2006). Notorious here as a mere provocateur (largely thanks to Maruschka Detmers' half-hearted blowjob in "Devil in the Flesh"), Bellocchio has always seemed young and ready to rumble ever since his 1965 debut "Fists in the Pocket," fashioned, when he was 26, as a sneak attack on all things Old World Catholic, provincial, late-baroque, aristocratic and traditional. Now, after many darkling family tales and adaptations of Pirandello, Bellocchio has mellowed into a ruminative, absurdist autumnal mood, and "The Wedding Director" is his most sheerly enjoyable film in years. The movie has a pleasantly Rivette-like dimension to it -- however much we see, we're always aware of something unmentioned and mysterious going on at the fringes of the story.
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