The festival feels very much on the rise, both as an international industry shindig and a well-funded driver for cultural tourism.
This set of two essential films is light on meaningful supplements, but high on quality cinema.
As he grew older, Alain Resnais revealed the wistful sentimentalist behind the formalist pathfinder of Hiroshima Mon Amour and Muriel.
Perennial modernist Alain Resnais enters old-man-cinema territory with grace and style.
In Paris Je T’aime, 18 renowned directors contribute star-studded vignettes about amour, each set in a different Parisian neighborhood.
It presents a portrait of marriage, adultery, and sex that makes about as much sense as the confounding ellipses in its title.
Like Luchino Visconti, Franco Zeffirelli identifies with women, but he doesn’t know how to tap into their souls, only their clothes.