Quietly Radical Filmmaking: Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman

By Theresa Rodewald. Deceptively short but its impact and heart are huge. This is quietly radical filmmaking: Sciamma shows us that there is an alternative to narratives shaped by the patriarchy….” “You are often unhappy,” says 8-year old Nelly to Marion who is the same age as her but also […]

Melville at 100: Le samouraï from Criterion

By Tony Williams. Initially released in 2005, this new edition of Jean-Pierre Melville’s outstanding film has only one new feature to complement those that appeared earlier. They include the 2005 interviews with Rui Nogueira, editor of the classic interview book Melville on Melville (1971), and Ginette Vincendeau, author of the […]

Les Enfants terribles: An Interview with Françoise Marie

By Tim Palmer and Liza Palmer. The recent work of Françoise Marie explores a child-centered view of the world.  Setting up a series of improvised games, then filming the results with little or no intervention, her films show young children re-enacting, from their perspective, the actions of adults in their […]