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 […]

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SPOTLIGHT – MASSIMO TROISI

Français For this Friday spotlight we’ve chosen an Italian film director Massimo Troisi (1953-1994). He was born in Naples in 1953 and started his career as stage actor in 1969. After that, he started a film career as actor, director and screenwriter. His source of inspiration was Pasolini: “When I think of Pasolini I consider […]

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SPOTLIGHT – TERRENCE MALICK

Français   This Friday, ÉCU wants to give the spotlight to a philosophical film director, screenwriter and producer, who has been regarded as one of the greatest living filmmakers and whose works have received consistent praise: Terrence Malick. He studied philosophy at Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude in 1965. Malick is famously protective of his […]

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Spotlight – Alice Rohrwacher

Français This weeks spotlight focuses on a – despite her last name – young Italian writer and director, whose latest film will open in French theatres next week. LE MERAVIGLIE (The wonders / Les marvelleis) is not new to the French public. Last year, Rohrwacher was the first Italian woman to win a Cannes Grand […]

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Spotlight – Ava DuVernay

Français Awards season is in full swing and all of Hollywood is abuzz with their predictions for who will win. Today, we’ll be taking a look at someone who has been receiving a lot of praise for her indie work this year: Ava DuVernay. You may know her for directing and co-writing SELMA (2014), but […]

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Spotlight – Bernardo Bertolucci

Français This week we want to draw your attention to an Italian film director and screenwriter, Bernardo Bertolucci. He is famous for several films such as THE CONFORMIST, LAST TANGO IN PARIS, 1900,THE LAST EMPEROR, THE SHELTERING SKY AND THE DREAMERS. He was born in Parma, Italy, in 1940. His father was a poet, art […]

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Spotlight: Ignas Jonynas

Français Ignas Jonynas is Lithuanian director who just released his first full-length film, THE GAMBLER. Before that Jonynas worked in the theatre for almost 10 years, had several shows in the radio, created couple of short films (SUNDAY AS IT IS and DANCING WORM) and was part of the first generation of Lithuania’s advertisers, thus […]

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Spotlight: Chantal Akerman

Français Each year Sight & Sound updates their list of ‘The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time’. The huge jury of critics, programmers and academics came to the grand total of 846 while the number of films by female directors they chose was… 1. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE 1080 BRUXELLES (1975) by […]

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Spotlight: Alex Ross Perry

Français Some have described him as the new Woody Allen, another magazine simply declared “Alex Ross Perry is not an asshole,” to which he promptly replied that that was just one person’s opinion. Sarcastic and funny, but also thoughtful and full of well-oriented ideas, Perry first became interested in cinema and directing during high school […]

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Spotlight: Elle Fanning

We all fell in love with her in Sophia Coppola’s SOMEWHERE. Impossible not to adore this innocent and lively girl who stands in complete opposite to the world of Hollywood her father lives in. Elle Fanning brought a freshness and honesty to the film, which was praised all over the world. With only 16 years […]

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Spotlight – Bruce Dern

Français This award season all bets are off , judging from the Golden Globes, first time actors, established actors and come back acts they all have their place in the sun ! So this week we will spotlight a long awaited come back from a great actor , Bruce Dern. You may recognize the last […]

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ÉCU SOTTO I RIFLETTORI: INDIE AGLI OSCAR – PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON E THE MASTER

Con gli Oscar ad una settimana di distanza, ÉCU tiene sott’occhio un altro grande film indipendente e le nomination che ha ricevuto. L’ultimo film (creato indipendentemente) dal regista, sceneggiatore e produttore americano, Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master, è stato messo in risalto durante questa stagione degli Oscar dato che tre dei suoi attori principali hanno […]

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