Rushes: Willem Dafoe in “Nosferatu,” Céline Sciamma Meets Annie Ernaux, Wim Wenders in 3D

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Shadow of the Vampire (E. Elias Merhige, 2000).
Super 8 Years
The Super 8 Years (Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Briot, 2022).
  • The “world’s little magazine” The Dial launched online this week. One of its marquee features is a roundtable that pairs up Céline Sciamma and Annie Ernaux to discuss “feminisms past and present.”
  • Speaking of Annie Ernaux, Anna Shechtman writes about Ernaux’s collaboration with her son David Ernaux-Briot, The Super 8 Years, for the Film Comment Letter. The documentary “feels like a work by Annie Ernaux proper [...] a translation of her writing from text to speech, by way of the author’s voiceover, and (if, like me, you watched the film with English-language subtitles) back to text again.”
  • The Metrograph Journal published a new interview with Jia Zhangke, conducted by Dennis Zhou; they speak about “the sounds of Chinese cities, his turn toward genre, and his love of pop songs, among other subjects.”
  • Scott Macaulay reports for Filmmaker Magazine on Sundance’s new practice of charging filmmakers a fee for tech checks prior to their screenings, an increasingly common practice that's coming under scrutiny.
  • “Wells’ narrative of parental love becomes a prism for the rarely seen, almost unprecedented spectacle that is created as a result: that of a decent man striving to become a better person under conditions that would seem to have made it difficult, if not impossible,” writes Nathalie Olah about Charlotte Wells’s Aftersun in Another Gaze.
  • A pair of pieces on Christine Pichini’s new translation of Serge Daney’s The Cinema House and the World: Greg Gerke maps Daney onto present-day viewing contexts in the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Max Nelson turns to Daney’s politics in The Nation.
  • Berlin: Wim Wenders’s 3D installation Two or Three Things I Know About Edward Hopper is on view through March 4 at the Galerie Bastian. The installation premiered in 2020 in Basel; this year's exhibition will feature three new photographs by Wenders.
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed: The Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, running March 3 through 5, has announced their program, including new gems from Deborah Stratman, Fox Maxy, Angelo Madsen Minax, Soda Jerk, and many others.
  • Brooklyn: “True to Life” is an exploration of “life writing” running February 17 through 23 at BAM. A collaboration with the literary magazine Triple Canopy, the program covers exciting contemporary filmmakers—like James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Andrew Norman Wilson, Fox Maxy, and Miko Revereza—and repertory selections, like a double bill of Jim McBride’s David Holzman’s Diary (1967) and George Kuchar’s Weather Diary 3 (1988).
Soigne ta droite (Jean-Luc Godard, 1987).
  • Grandfilm and Filmgarten are seeking to crowdfund a German-language Hong Sang-soo box set, featuring a book by Sulgi Lie. Support the project here.


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