Rushes: Notebook Cannes Special, Whit Stillman Monograph, Ryuichi Sakamoto's Last Playlist

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  • A new Notebook publication has been released into the world! Our limited-edition, print-only Notebook Cannes Special is exclusively available at the Cannes Film Festival. It includes interviews with Souleymane Cissé and Alice Rohrwacher, an insider’s guide to the festival, a crossword, a comic, and much more. The publication is pictured above, but the bright red Pantone color must be seen on the page to be truly appreciated! (As an online preview: Yasmina Price's interview with Souleymane Cissé is available online.)



  • Poor Things, the latest from “Greek Weird Wave” stalwart Yorgos Lanthimos, now has a fresh trailer and synopsis. An adaptation of a 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray, the fantastical rom-com stars Emma Stone, who is brought back to life by Willem Dafoe, a strange scientist. It will be in theaters from September 8.


Amphetamine (Warren Sonbert, 1966).


  • Marseille: Among the first program announcements for FID Marseille 2023, running July 4 through 9, are a focus on Laure Prouvost, a tribute to Paul Vecchiali, and a Whit Stillman retrospective. Parallel to news of the latter, Fireflies Press have announced a new publication (above) about the director, co-published with the festival as the  inaugural title in a new joint monograph series called “One Two Many.”
  • Los Angeles: The sole remaining print of The Oath of the Sword (1914)—considered to be the earliest Asian American film production—was discovered at the George Eastman Museum in 2021 by scholar Denise Khor. On May 28, the restoration of this long-lost film will have its world premiere at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles.
  • Manchester: Running at HOME until May 31 is a small series of films by DEFA, the institute in charge of film production in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) from 1946 to 1982. While reflective of wider trends in genre filmmaking of the time, the films in the selection display, according to strand curator Andy Willis, “a clear East German take on their codes and conventions.” 
  • New York: Running from June 2 through 7 at BAM is a focus on Juliet Berto. As well as a new restoration of her debut film as a director, Snow (1981), the selection includes films she acted in by Robert Kramer, Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard, Marin Karmitz, and others.


  • For the season 3 finale of the MUBI Podcast, Rico Gagliano talks with three veteran music supervisors who have been behind some of the most culture-defining needle drops of the last 40 years.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto “truly was with music until the very end,” his management stated in a message accompanying his final playlist, available here. The mix includes music by Laurel Halo, David Sylvian, Claude Debussy, and more.
  • Ahead of the release of Celine Song's debut feature Past Lives, you can stream the first two pieces from the film's original score, composed by Christopher Bear and Daniel Rossen of the band Grizzly Bear. The full score will be released on June 9, with contributions from Sharon Van Etten and Zach Dawes. The film releases in New York and Los Angeles on June 2, via A24.


Intent to Kill (Charles T. Kanganis, 1992).


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