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Caroline Champetier

“I began classically by entering the French school of cinema. I studied for three years and then decided to go into cinematography. I started [1976] as a second assistant and then a first. I worked with the same crew for nine years.”

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    THE RISE AND FALL OF A SMALL FILM COMPANY

    Jean-Luc Godard Switzerland, 1986

    A Godard film with Jean-Pierre Léaud you didn’t know existed? Yes. Originally commissioned for French TV—and broadcast only once in 30 years—this is a playfully forlorn ode to the B-side of showbiz from its greatest saboteur. A new restoration has given this ’86 jewel the cinematic life it deserves.

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    THE YOUNG LIEUTENANT

    Xavier Beauvois France, 2005

    Before he won acclaim for Of Gods and Men, French actor-turned-director Xavier Beauvois scored with this excellent, layered police drama, featuring an award-winning performance from Nathalie Baye.

    À TOUT DE SUITE

    Benoît Jacquot France, 2004

    The third of a very fruitful on-going collaboration between French director Benoît Jacquot and young actress (and great director in her own right) Isild Le Besco, this gorgeous black and white paean to a post-New Wave era is an excited and poetic exploration of a youthful, searching free spirit.

    H STORY

    Nobuhiro Suwa Japan, 2001

    Unraveling the fabric of cinema in the style of Olivier Assayas’ Irma Vep, Nobuhiro Suwa’s inventive restaging of Hiroshima mon amour delicately walks the tightrope between performance and reality. Béatrice Dalle lights up the screen with a captivating reinterpretation of her volatile star persona.

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