Spotlight: Reese Witherspoon

Faisant partie des meilleures actrices, et pouvant se vanter d’un éblouissant panels de prix, Reese Witherspoon est sans doute l’une des actrices les plus respectées aujourd’hui. A ÉCU, nous admirons particulièrement Witherspoon pour son rôle productif dans la co- production Pacific Standard: une plateforme defendant une plus grande visibilité des films réalisés par des femmes. […]

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Spotlight: Reese Witherspoon

Priding her position as an ‘A list’ actress and boasting a dazzling array of awards, Reese Witherspoon is doubtlessly one of the most respected actresses of today. At ÉCU we particularly admire Witherspoon for her producing and acting role in the co-funded production company Pacific Standard: a platform advocating greater visibility of female-led filmmaking. But […]

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SPOTLIGHT: CLAIRE DENIS

  Though she didn’t become an established director until the age of 40, Claire Denis quickly solidified her status as one of France’s most important contemporary auteurs. Her films are known for their combination of shocking realism and sparsely gorgeous stylistics, treating postcolonial themes of estrangement, immigration, violence, and the exploitation of those living on […]

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Spotlight: Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni, the neo-realismo influenced Italian director which escaped the confining film regulations, setting fire to preconceptions and paved his own road for success. There is a sense of indifference that critics have towards him, this timid irreverence has surrounded his career for years, but now more than ever he is being recognized for his […]

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Spotlight: Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni, le réalisateur italien influencé par le néoréalisme et qui cherchait à se libérer de toute contrainte filmique, a défié les préconceptions, ce qui lui a permis d’accéder au succès, qui est tout à fait unique. En dépit de l’indifférence que les critiques ont démontrée envers son œuvre – ni l’appréciation enthousiasmée, ni une […]

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Spotlight: Álex de la Iglesia

  The filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia, recently honoured with a tribute at Gérardmer’s festival in 2018, was born on December 4, 1965 in Bilbao, Spain. From a young age, he had a stark fascination with comics and this was the foundation for where he began his career as a set designer in cinema. Later on, […]

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SPOTLIGHT: ÁLEX DE LA IGLESIA

  Álex de la Iglesia, récemment protagoniste d’un hommage au festival de Gérardmer en janvier, est un réalisateur espagnol né le 4 décembre 1965 à Bilbao. Il est l’un des cinéastes espagnols le plus connu hors l’Espagne. Il commence avec des études de philosophie qui ne lui plaisent pas, il les arrête et se dirige vers […]

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Spotlight: Daniel Kaluuya

Looking back on the first quarter of this year, there’s no doubt that Daniel Kaluuya’s 2018 has started off pretty well. He received an Oscar nod for Best Actor, and his current film in theaters is in the process of obliterating box office records. With several projects in the pipeline, including a film directed by […]

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Spotlight: Timothée Chalamet

The phrase « breakout year » and the name Timothée go together like peaches and cream. All it took was one year or us all to come to know (and love) him. Released toward the end of 2017, the film « Ladybird » struck a chord with many audiences, but specifically Chalamet’s performance, short yet significant (he plays the […]

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Spotlight: Ryan Coogler

Even with the boundless new talent present in cinema today, it would be difficult to find an up-and-coming filmmaker with a track record quite as astonishing as Ryan Coogler’s. With just three feature films under his belt, he has managed to tell three outstandingly engaging and intimate stories, contribute to two major franchises, and thread […]

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Spotlight: The Safdie Brothers

A pink glow reflects on Connie’s freshly bleached hair and neon blue spills out of an open refrigerator. Gritty, shocking, and spellbinding. 80’s nostalgia set against a New York City backdrop. Good Time: it’s the film that makes every minute more captivating than the last. To quote Stanley Kubrick, « A film is – or should […]

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SPOTLIGHT: JORDAN PEELE

  2017 était une année majeure pour Jordan Peele. Il a fait la transition de l’humour tordant sur scène et à l’écran, à l’horreur social qui a donné des audiences la chair de poule. Au cours de tout cela, il a inspiré d’innombrables jeunes artistes et cinéastes. Mais où a-t-il commencé? Quelles sont ses influences, […]

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SPOTLIGHT: JORDAN PEELE

  2017 was a major year for Jordan Peele. He transitioned from side-splitting comedy on the stage and the small screen, to social horror that has kept the hairs on the backs of audience’s necks firmly at-attention. In the process of it all, he has inspired countless young, burgeoning and aspiring entertainers and filmmakers. But […]

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SPOTLIGHT: CHRIS MORRIS

  With rumours emerging that he is very soon to be back on our movie screens, ÉCU thought this would be an opportune time to shine our famous spotlight on this infamously shadowy and elusive British writer, director, comedian, and so much more. Although he is now known as one of Britain’s greatest satirists of […]

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SPOTLIGHT: CHRIS MORRIS

  Étant donné qu’il y a des rumeurs qu’il sera bientôt de retour sur nos écrans, ÉCU pensait que ce serait le moment idéal de diriger notre fameux “spotlight” sur cet homme britannique noitoirement élusif, qui est écrivain, réalisateur, comédien et beaucoup plus. Bien qu’il soit connu comme un des meilleurs satiristes du Royaume-Uni, il […]

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SPOTLIGHT: ANDERS THOMAS JENSEN

  Comme nous nous focalisons toujours sur les acteurs et les réalisateurs, c’est l’heure de changer les choses un peu et de parler du scénariste fabuleux, Anders Thomas Jensen. Avec plus de 50 scénarios et 2 statuettes des Oscars à son actif, nous pensons qu’il mérite votre attention et vous rappellera peut-être que derrière toute […]

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SPOTLIGHT: ANDERS THOMAS JENSEN

  As actors and directors are the usual focus of our spotlights, it’s time to spin the bottle on the exquisite Danish screenwriter, Anders Thomas Jensen. With more 50 scripts and two Oscar statuettes under his belt, he is definitely worth your attention and might remind you that what makes a good story is a […]

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SPOTLIGHT: GURINDER CHADHA

  Puisque Gurinder Chadha vient de gagner le prix de “Women and Hollywood trailblazer award” nous pensions que c’est bon moment d’éclairer notre spotlight sur elle! Étant en plus une icône féministe, nous pensons qu’elle mérite vraiment notre attention. Si vous ne vous souvenez pas d’elle, laissez moi vous rafraichir la mémoire: Elle est surtout […]

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