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Claire Denis Interview (Voilà l’enchaînement)

The extraordinary French director discusses her latest short film, Voilà l’enchaînement, starring Alex Descas and Norah Krief, as well as her plans for a sci-fi feature film with Robert Pattinson.

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc Interview (Cinéma chez les Balantes)

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc is a French artist whose work, Cinéma chez les Balantes, was presented as part of the 2014 Images Festival in Toronto. Balantes is based on Abonnec’s interest in French director Sarah Maldoror, who assisted Gillo Pontecorvo on The Battle of Algiers, and her unfinished film, Guns for Banta, in particular. The film,… Continue reading Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc Interview (Cinéma chez les Balantes)

CONTEMPT and DIVA (Video Essay)

A video essay on Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt (Brigitte Bardot) and Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Diva (Wilhelmenia Fernandez), and how they exemplify the modernist interest in the real vs. the classical ideal and the postmodern skepticism towards the existence of the real, respectively. The essay was written by Jimmy Weaver, edited by Christopher Heron and narrated by David… Continue reading CONTEMPT and DIVA (Video Essay)

Issue 10 (Whit Stillman, Costa-Gavras, Athina Rachel Tsangari and Cameron Bailey) is now available!

  We’re happy to launch our 10th issue, which is our first to feature only interviews… and what interviews they are! We talked to the trenchant and kind American writer/director, Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress), at the conclusion of our inaugural Live Directors Series. We were thrilled to host Whit and screen two of his… Continue reading Issue 10 (Whit Stillman, Costa-Gavras, Athina Rachel Tsangari and Cameron Bailey) is now available!

Issue 9 (Peter Mettler [THE END OF TIME], Ernie Gehr [SERENE VELOCITY], and more…) is now available!

Happy Holidays from The Seventh Art! Our slowly-trickling-out 9th issue features interviews with Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler, whose new film The End of Time is finishing up its end-of-the-world run here in Toronto. We also had the incredible good fortune to be able to talk to experimental cinema legend, Ernie Gehr , who brought two… Continue reading Issue 9 (Peter Mettler [THE END OF TIME], Ernie Gehr [SERENE VELOCITY], and more…) is now available!

Serge Bromberg Interview (The Extraordinary Voyage)

Serge Bromberg is a French filmmaker and film preservationist who has presented films live in his Retour de Flamme series; restored lost, unknown and damaged films both visually and aurally through his company, Lobster Films; and personally oversaw the partial reconstruction of the unfinished Henri-Georges Clouzot film, L’Enfer, in his documentary Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno. Serge was… Continue reading Serge Bromberg Interview (The Extraordinary Voyage)

Mia Hansen-Løve Interview (Goodbye First Love)

The second section of Issue 7 is an in-depth interview with Mia Hansen-Løve (All Is Forgiven, The Father of My Children and Goodbye First Love). Mia Hansen-Løve is a French filmmaker whose films have drawn attention for their engagement with the history of French cinema, their bifurcated structures, and the recurring theme of fathers and… Continue reading Mia Hansen-Løve Interview (Goodbye First Love)

Mia Hansen-Løve Interview (Goodbye First Love)

Mia Hansen-Løve is a French filmmaker whose films have drawn attention for their engagement with the history of French cinema, their bifurcated structures, and the recurring theme of fathers and daughters. Her debut film, Tout est pardonné (2007), depicts the collapse of a marriage before focusing on the couple’s daughter and her attempt to meet… Continue reading Mia Hansen-Løve Interview (Goodbye First Love)

Issue 7 (Mia Hansen-Løve, Miguel Gomes, Stéphanie Weber-Biron, Tree of Life) Is Now Available

Our seventh issue is now available. We have two feature interviews this month: French filmmaker MIA HANSEN-LØVE (Goodbye First Love, Father of My Children, All Is Forgiven) and Portuguese filmmaker MIGUEL GOMES (Tabu, Our Beloved Month of August, The Face You Deserve). Both interviews are around 50 minutes in length and crossover in the sense… Continue reading Issue 7 (Mia Hansen-Løve, Miguel Gomes, Stéphanie Weber-Biron, Tree of Life) Is Now Available

Death in Cinema: SON FRERE & DARK VICTORY (Video Essay)

A video essay on classical and post-classical representations of death in cinema. This video essay focuses on Edmund Goulding’s Dark Victory (1939; Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Ronald Reagan) and Patrice Chereau’s Son frere (2003; Bruno Todeschini, Eric Caravaca), respectively. Essay written by Elysse Leonard, edited by Christopher Heron, sound recording by Brian Robertson… Continue reading Death in Cinema: SON FRERE & DARK VICTORY (Video Essay)