Posted in “ New York Film Festival ” tag: 31 entries
Isabelle Huppert in "Elle" © Sony Pictures Classics

A New Kind of Woman

Feb 21, 2017

 

In the beginning is darkness, pierced suddenly by the frenzied cries of a woman in pain…or pleasure. Or, could it …

Hopeless to Hopeful

Dec 27, 2016

“I, Daniel Blake” saved me. The trend of movies nowadays is to show harsh reality and brutal violence. A hopeless …

Zhang Yi and Zhao Tao in a scene from MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART

Master of Deconstruction

Feb 12, 2016

Since his feature film debut in 1997, director Jia Zhangke has sent a number of brilliant works such as “Unknown …

Her Participation As Reflection

Jan 15, 2016

Upon approaching the 30th year of her professional career, French actress Clotilde Courau has joined French master filmmaker and artist …

The Sailing Vessel of Life

Dec 03, 2015

In his work as a filmmaker Portuguese director Miguel Gomes strives to discover the film, and by this approach he …

Looking Through Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Philosophy

Oct 20, 2015

Set during the 9th century Tang Dynasty, “The Assassin” is Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s first film in 7 years. After …

Breaking the Burning Silence

Jul 16, 2015

Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing,” which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 86th Academy Awards, left us …

This Moment, Anything Can Happen

May 07, 2015

Summer in a small town is long and languorous. Adolescents seek adventure and something larger than life to escape from …

Different Way of Being

Mar 19, 2015

Past and future, dream and reality interweave to create an utterly indescribable mysterious cosmos in Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso’s latest …

Transitions Along the Interior Path

Oct 10, 2014

“The Wonders (Le Meraviglie),” Alice Rohrwacher’s follow-up to “Corpo Celeste,” which won the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film …

The Cost of War

Oct 05, 2014

With World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, each generation in the United States has experienced war over the past …

Overcoming Our Walls

Feb 21, 2014

Many walls exist in our world today, such as the US/Mexico border, the India/Bangladesh border, and Alphaville in Brazil. For …

Floating Families

Jan 16, 2014

Today many families exist dividedly like individual points. This is the footprint of individualism that has been accelerating since the …

Nectar of Abuse of Weakness

Nov 25, 2013

In French filmmaker Catherine Breillat’s new film “Abuse of Weakness (Abus de faiblesse),” film director Maud (Isabelle Huppert) suffers a …

True Power Lies in the Streets

Oct 25, 2013

Inspired by the Jasmine Revolution, which began with the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, people poured into the streets …

Harmonizing Bastards

Oct 22, 2013

French filmmaker Claire Denis exhibits the unspoken elements of our world through cinema.  Works like “Beau Travail” showed paranoia of …

In the Shadow of Prosperity

Oct 04, 2013

 

On October 1st, New York City has an atmosphere of early summer while many filmmakers from all over the world …

Seven Must-See Films From the 51st New York Film Festival

Sep 27, 2013

What can we find in the films that capture wastefulness?  One of the most remarkable aspects of the 51st New …

In the Far Off Ocean a Monster Nesting

Feb 27, 2013

Today in our convenient society, we easily make us blind to how our daily food is produced; food at supermarkets …

Sensing the Unseen Parts of Life

Feb 14, 2013

Where is the beginning and the end? Abbas Kiarostami’s new film “Like Someone in Love” drops you right into the …