SPOTLIGHT – Lone Scherfig

  Ce qui fait Lone Scherfig si spéciale est sa manière de réaliser des films romantiques, drôles, et qui font de vous des spectateurs plongés dans la compassion des autres. Elle montre une certaine vulnérabilité au sein de ses personnages et nous pousse à les observer et à ressentir la même chose. Elle a été inspirée […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Lone Scherfig

  What makes Lone Scherfig special is her way of making romantic, humorous films that make you compassionate for other people. She shows vulnerability within her characters and makes us see them and feel the same. She is inspired by her Nordic heritage and believes that it helps one learn to live contentedly with what […]

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SPOTLIGHT: ELISABETH MOSS

  « La comédie n’est pas stupide, mais honnêtement c’est une profession très bizarre, » Elisabeth Moss a-t-elle avoué il y a plus de trois ans, quand la dernière saison de Mad Men était sur le point de se diffuser. « Mon job est de me lever, et de m’habiller dans les vêtements de quelqu’un d’autre et de […]

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SPOTLIGHT: SHANE MEADOWS

  Il est impossible d’évoquer les cinéastes indépendants britanniques sans parler de Shane Meadows. Son film « This is England », considéré comme l’un des meilleurs longs métrages du cinéma indépendant, a été reçu avec enthousiasme par le public britannique.  Il a eu un tel succès que trois téléfilms ont vu le jour après sa diffusion, chacun […]

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SPOTLIGHT: SHANE MEADOWS

  It’s impossible to talk about UK independent film directors without at least mentioning Shane Meadows’ film “This is England”. It is considered as one of the best UK independent films and is basically compulsory viewing if you consider yourself British. In fact, the film was so successful that three television sequels were made, each […]

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SPOTLIGHT: HENRI LANGLOIS

  We couldn’t imagine cinema without the name of Henri Langlois, but somehow not many people know him. He really is a big deal and he might just be the reason why we are able to see À Bout de souffle on Netflix today. It all started when Henri Langlois (1914 – 1977) began a […]

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SPOTLIGHT: HENRI LANGLOIS

  On ne pourrait pas parler du cinéma sans évoquer le nom d’Henri Langlois, et pourtant il n’y a pas beaucoup de gens qui le connaissent. C’est vraiment un réalisateur important et c’est pour cette raison (peut  être) qu’on peut voir À Bout de souffle sur Netflix aujourd’hui. L’histoire d’Henri Langlois (1914-1977) a débuté quand […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Pilou Asbæk

  Pilou Asbæk, est connu pour ses performances étonnamment convaincantes dans le cinéma danois et récemment ses travailles ont projeté dans l’écran international. Parcequ’il est un comédien qui vient de un petit pays, Asbæk a dû laisser de la mentalité traditionnelle des pays nordiques, connu sous le nom “Jantelov” derrière lui pour embrasser son propre […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Laetitia Dosch

  New to fame, and not yet well enough known, Lætitia Dosch has peaked our interest. Her biographies are short and sweet and the details of her life remain much a mystery. Despite the lack of information, there is clearly no lack in interest in this up and coming actress. In July 2017, during Champs-Elysées […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Laetitia Dosch

  Nouveau à la renommée, mais pas encore assez connu, Lætitia Dosch a atteint notre intérêt. Ses biographies sont courtes et les détails de sa vie restent un mystère. Malgré le manque d’information, il n’y a manifestement aucun manque d’intérêt pour cette actrice à venir. En juillet 2017, lors du Festival du film des Champs-Elysées, […]

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Spotlight: Gleb Panfilov

It would be almost impossible to leave Gleb Panfilov’s name out of a considered list of East Europe’s most influential living directors. Indubitably, he is one of few filmmakers around who have been able to so adroitly illustrate the collective and individual, material and psychological disposition of the region in its pre- and post-Soviet era, […]

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Spotlight: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is one of the most successful French directors of the modern era. His distinctive, whimsical style that can be described as a throwback to cinematic impressionism renders his oeuvre instantly recognizable. Of the several unique trademarks which characterize his films – including a focus on objects, the creation of quirky characters and the […]

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Spotlight: Nina Hoss

The first time Nina Hoss had been widely recognized was when she played a very famous German escort girl of the 1950s. The film was a so-called “event movie” played on a private television station in the 90s. So it wasn’t about the female emancipation which Rosemarie – the escort girl’s self-chosen name – espoused, […]

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Spotlight: Pablo Larraín

  Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín has long been considered one of the country’s leading figures in national cinema. Since the mid-2000s, he has ceaselessly reinvigorated Latin American cinema through his neoteric perspectives and rich cultural authenticity in examination of his country’s tumultuous political history, creating a damningly fresh and unyieldingly honest cinematic experience. Larraín’s piercingly […]

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SPOTLIGHT – GUILLERMO DEL TORO

Français The Spanish writer/director Guillermo del Toro was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1964. After he finished his study at the film school Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográcios, del Toro went on to work as a special effects make-up designer for about ten years, which is an experience that is reflected in many of […]

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ÉCU THROWBACK REVIEW – BOYHOOD

Français Before trilogy director Richard Linklater brought pillow talk back with a healthy dose of nostalgia and the feels in Boyhood. The film’s intrigue factor is its long running cast and filming, famously spanning its storyline over twelve years and using the same actors in their aging element. But this happens to be the cherry on top of a […]

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SPOTLIGHT – VALERIA BRUNI TEDESCHI

Français If it wasn’t for her last name, and, maybe, the elegant, irresistible smile, would you be able to tell that actress, director and screenwriter Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was the sister of Nicholas Sarkozy’s première dame and top model Carla? I bet at least more than half of you wouldn’t. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was born […]

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SPOTLIGHT – HOU HSIAO HSIEN

Français At the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, Hou Hsiao-hsien won his first Award director for “The Assassin.” After being nominated six times to Cannes, this award comes late for him. At 68 years old, Hou Hsiao-hsien is one of the most important Asian filmmakers of this generation. Hou Hsiao-hsien began his film career in 1973. […]

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