Breaker of taboos, icon, superstar and avant-gardist – to capture the person, the „phenomenon“ Charlotte Rampling is a cinematic adventure that can only succeed by being as brave in doing so as she has been throughout her career. Staged in countless films and photographs as the classic “object of desire”, The Look takes on her perspective, we see the world through her eyes. Far beyond anecdotic trivia or linear biography Rampling fearlessly fathoms the major questions of life with companions such as Peter Lindbergh and Paul Auster. –Cannes Film Festival
Angelina Maccarone, born August 21, 1965, in Pulheim near Cologne, wrote song lyrics for Udo Lindenberg and ROH after finishing school. In 1985, she moved to Hamburg and studied German philology and American studies with a media focus. Her treatment for “Kommt Mausi raus?” about the coming out of a young lesbian woman won the award of the Hamburg Department of Culture in 1992. Maccarone then wrote the screen play for the TV movie of the same name, that was nominated for the Telestar award in 1995. She also co-directed the film with Alexander Scherer. In 1997/98, Maccarone finished “Alles wird gut” (“Everything Will Be Fine”), a film about two African-German women. The comedy was shown at numerous festivals and won audience awards in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris.
After “Ein Engel schlägt zurück” (“An Angel’s Revenge”), another TV project as writer and director, Maccarone wrote the road movie “Vivere”. But before she started shooting “Vivere”, Maccarone finished two other films… read more
This film is a philosophical exploration of CR's beliefs, passions, inner demons and film choices - which (to me), is far more interesting than a simple, factual exploration of her life/film history. She is extremely open and honest and as a result the film is a true, brave reflection of the real Charlotte Rampling and gives great insight into the pysche of a highly intelligent, sensitive and talented actress.
I was a bit nervous going into this one, as a fan of Rampling. A doc about a movie star pondering their own mystique/image? It sounds like an unbearable monster of pretension and narcism that I was afraid would ruin her for me. While it is ponderous & flattering, it has its charms. It certainly makes you want to be in her circle of friends, full of artists & writers, like reality tv for people with taste.
Opening today and running through November 10, DOC NYC features new work by Herzog, Kopple and Demme and a tribute to Richard Leacock.
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