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Alain Resnais

Film Classics 101: Hiroshima Mon Amour

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.16.2016 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Rarely have text and image united to form such cinematic perfection as in Alain Resnais' 1959 classic Hiroshima Mon Amour. A poetic duet of sight and sound, this remarkably intelligent film remains a heartfelt ode to love and loss and to the triumph of memory over forgetting.

New French Films Tackle Barbarism

Annette Insdorf | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

It seems more than coincidental that two powerful French films opening Friday deal with anti-Semitism, albeit in radically different ways. 24 Days dramatizes the 2006 kidnapping of a young Jewish man in Paris; Because I Was a Painter is a documentary about art created by inmates of Nazi camps.

Alain Resnais's "Life of Riley"

Francis Levy | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

They say life is not a rehearsal, but Alain Resnais's Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter and not La Vie de Reilly is curiously the French title) portrays human existence as a series of rehearsals which take place totally off stage.

Je t'aime, je t'aime

Francis Levy | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The French love memory. Proust's masterpiece was A La Recherche du Temps Perdu, In Search of Lost Time or The Remembrance of Things Past, as it's most...

Cinema and Eulogia: Alain Resnais, 1922 - 2014

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Yesterday, a genuine conceptual and artistic film pioneer who was also possessed of an earnest conscience saw his final day on Earth. His genius work remains, and here's one of my favorite of his films, Mon Oncle D'Amerique, for your viewing pleasure.

Tonight in NYC, One of The Best Documentary Double Bills of The Year: Far From Vietnam & Far From Afghanistan

Michael Vazquez | Posted 08.29.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

This next-to-last day of Lincoln Center's Cinema Of Resistance series takes us on a historically informative, accurate, and certainly timely documenta...

Alain Resnais and the Sensuality of French Film

Sophia Stuart | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Sophia Stuart

If this was an American movie, the opening would be a swift montage, just enough to set the scene, but this is a French film so we linger. Each actor gets to say their line and to respond, crushingly emotionally, to their grief. It is a glorious set-up for the theatrics that follow.

On Nénette

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Vazquez

On Nénette By Michael Vazquez Marina Abramović, stare your heart out...As befits our gawking society, if you're in New York City, you have 48 hour...

The Secrets of Marienbad

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bernard-Henri Lévy

A young actress named Françoise Spira was on the set during the shooting of Alain Resnais's cult film, Last Year at Marienbad. Spira, with her Super 8, filmed the film, capturing its most magical instants. That footage has now surfaced.

Targeted Quality: The Advent Of On-Demand DVDs

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Technology will only offer more quality film choices as time goes by. The trick for savvy consumers and movie fans will be to stay informed as to what's really good..

DVDs -- Celebrate Moon Landing With Little Known Classic For All Mankind

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Filmmaker Al Reinert breaks a lot of rules. He depicts an idealized journey from the earth to the moon, grabbing footage wherever he found it.

Catherine Breillat on a Yacht at Cannes: "Great Directors" Party

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Breillat thinks the French don't like her because she makes films where its women, not men, who are talking about sex.