SPOTLIGHT – MARTIN SCORSESE

Français Nobody can personify better than Martin Scorsese the realization of the American dream. Born in Queens, he grew up in a poor family watching neorealist movies with his grandparents (native of Italy) and going to the cinema with his dad (the director often says that those were his favourite moments and the only ones […]

Read more Like this post0

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. […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – JONATHAN LEVINE

Français What is happy, sad, and weird at the same time? Above all things, life. And with these things comes director Jonathan Levine, who can tackle multi-dimensional layers and churn them with a gooey center of complexities when he tries. A native New Yorker, Levine honed his faceted style in agreement with a Jewish upper-middle […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – SEBASTIAN SCHIPPER

Français Is it possible to shoot a full-feature film in one single take and still succeed to make a broad audience watch it and like it? German filmmaker and actor Sebastian Schipper proved you can do it! When his newest film “Victoria” came out this summer, it blew the spectators mind’s twice. Firstly, by delivering […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – NANNI MORETTI

  Français European wide known, Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti is definetely a unique, quirck character. His career begins with a Super-8 camera, bought after having sold his stamps collection at the age of twenty, and no previous experience whatsoever. Starting off with two parodic short films about bourgeois contradictions (Paté de Bourgeois) and 68’ militants’ […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – CHRISTINA RICCI

Français In the history of moody and dark attractive girls stands Christina Ricci at the very center. Round beady eyes with a petite frame withstanding the force of her intelligently sized head, Ricci set the tone for weird-is-the-new-sexy along with black-will-always-stay-the-new-black for generations of moody and dark attractive girls to come. Frankly put, she is […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – KEVIN SPACEY

Français Devious professor? Suburban dad hero? Dark politician armed with wit and schadenfreude? Regardless of the twisty roles he’s played, Kevin Spacey rules each one with a mastery of the idiosyncrasies that comes along with playing heavily complicated characters.  Raised in Los Angeles, Spacey first tried his hand in stand-up comedy before a stint in […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – FERZAN OZPETEK

Français Although his name and origins are undoubtedly Turkish, film director and screenwriter Ferzan Ozpetek is definitely an Italian citizen. Having ignored his father’s willing to send him to the United States for university, he moved to Rome at the age of seventeen to study History of Cinema. He never went back since. The majority of […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU

Français “My cinema is an extension of myself. A sort of life-testimony of my vital experience, with my few virtues and my numerous limitations.”                                                               […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – TILDA SWINTON

Français  “There’s such an effort to try and explain people.” Once said Katherine Matilda “Tilda” Swinton of Kimmerghame, better known as Tilda Swinton. And what is more difficult to try and explain such a unique, independent and complicated person as she is? Tilda Swinton is one of the most famous actresses in the world, for […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – LEOS CARAX

Français Leos Carax is one of the most interesting and innovative directors of the French and European scene. Although he has directed few movies, his style and his “weltanschauung” (vision of the world) are unique and evocative. His complexity and mysterious charm are evident through his characteristics. For example his own name, “Leos Carax”, is […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – JOAQUIN PHEONIX

Français Few actors through the years have proved more resilient than Joaquin Phoenix. At just 40 years old, Phoenix has established himself as a Hollywood heavyweight. With three Academy Award nominations under his belt, Phoenix has shone in roles that have run the gamut of diversity — from an authentic portrayal of folk singer Johnny […]

Read more Like this post1

SPOTLIGHT – CHANTAL AKERMAN

Français Sadly Chantal Akerman passed away this week (5th October 2015), so we wanted to honour her by dedicating this week’s spotlight article to her, to remember the achievements of the Belgian filmmaker and her substantial influence on feminist filmmaking and avant garde cinema. Chantal Anne Akerman, whose occupations included artist, film director, professor, screenwriter, […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – MICHAEL CIMINO

Français “If you don’t get it right, what’s the point?” Michael Cimino was the last great independent director in the Hollywood reality of the 80’s big budget movies, and that is the reason why here at ECU we have chosen him for this Friday’s spotlight. Overcoming this initial provocation, Michale Cimino can be considered without […]

Read more Like this post1

SPOTLIGHT – BILL MURRAY

Français Bill Murray turned 65 earlier this week and so we thought it was only fitting to dedicate this week’s spotlight article to the much-loved actor and comedian. 
William James “Bill” Murray was born on 21st September 1950. He began his acting career with The Second City in Chicago, an improvisational comedy troupe, headed by […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – DAVID LYNCH

Français Here at ÉCU we are huge fans of the brilliant director David Lynch and we were therefore very surprised to realise that we had not yet dedicated our Friday’s spotlight article to him, hence why this week he is our character of choice.   David Keith Lynch, born January 20th 1946 is a man […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – QUENTIN DUPIEUX

Français This Friday‘s spotlight ÉCU is dedicated to Quentin Dupieux –  a musician, film director and writer, best known for movies RUBBER (2010), WRONG (2012) and REALITY (2014). He is also known as Mister Oizo, which is a corruption of the french oiseau, meaning the bird. Born on April 14th in 1974 in Paris, France, Q.Dupieux stepped into […]

Read more Like this post0

SPOTLIGHT – TIPPI HEDREN

Français It has been a while since ÉCU wrote an article about actors and actresses, so we‘re fixing this mistake by dedicating this week‘s spotlight to Nathalie Kay Hedren  (better known as Tippi Hedren), who is not only an American actress, but also a former fashion model and an animal rights activist. Tippi Hedren  was born in New […]

Read more Like this post0
Close
Go top UA-100342494-1