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Collective Enthusiasm: An Interview with Agnès Varda & JR by Gary M. Kramer
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“We never thought, ‘We have to give them dignity.’ We thought we have to give them empathy.”

On Digital Sand by Rachel Ellis Neyra
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Agnès Varda’s aesthetic tides change, inviting us to switch positions of viewing, knowing, and feeling, for old narratives to wash away and new portals of sensation to open up.

Lucile Hadžihalilović’s Evolution by Sabine Russ
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What would life be like if nature had selected the male body to gestate and deliver offspring? What if women had evolved to be on the more pleasurable side of procreation while men endured its discomforts (if not labor pain, then at least an average of 2,400 days of bleeding through adolescence and adulthood)?

Bound by Cinema by Daniel Bird
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On the fiery filmmaker Andrzej Żuławski and his final work—Cosmos.

Mathieu Amalric by Nicholas Elliott
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“As soon as you film someone it accelerates the deterioration of love.”

Frédéric Tcheng by Paul Dallas
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Haute couture, vérité documentary, and the ghost of Christian Dior.

Olivier Assayas by Alex Zafiris
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Time, sharing pain, and theater versus cinema.

Armel Hostiou by Gary M. Kramer
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Love, obsession, and comedy in the big city.

Céline Sciamma by Steve Macfarlane
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Cinematic choreography and the art of showing, not telling.

Bruno Dumont by Nicholas Elliott
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“Chiaroscuro levels of thought.”

Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne by Liza Béar
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The master filmmakers on blending the political and the personal in their new film.

Agnès Varda by Sabine Mirlesse
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The “grandmother of the French New Wave” discusses her ever-evolving artistic practice.

Looking Back on 2014 #2
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Selections by Chris Kraus, Alan Licht, and Kelly Copper.

Eugène Green by Nicholas Elliott
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American-born French director applies the paradox of the Baroque worldview to the composition of his films, and most recently, to La Sapienza. Nicholas Elliott probes Green’s interest in the tension between spirit and reason.

Mathieu Amalric by Liza Béar
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The Blue Room, Simenon, and non-linear narrative.

Leos Carax’s Boy Meets Girl by Nicholas Elliott
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Modern love in slow motion and black-and-white.

Adolfo Arrieta’s Flammes by Nicholas Elliott
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Politics, sex, and fire in this cinematic house of cards.

Stéphane Delorme by Nicholas Elliott
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The editor-in-chief of Cahiers du Cinéma on Spielberg, politics, and the vitality of cinema.

Jean Grémillon’s Daïnah la métisse by Nicholas Elliott
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Grémillon’s film presents the truth, which is political but rarely correct, if we understand “correct” to be the just order of things.

Alain Guiraudie by Nicholas Elliott
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Filmmaker Guiraudie on his upcoming feature Stranger by the Lake, a story of love pushed to extremes.

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