French masters vie for Louis Delluc Prize

Posted by · 2:43 pm · November 26th, 2009

While I was away in Paris earlier this week, I was reminded there of the nominations for the Louis Delluc Prize. Awarded to a single title, it is arguably the most prestigious award in French cinema, having been won by such titans as Truffaut, Renoir, Chabrol, Malle, Bresson, Cocteau, Tati … well, you get the […]

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LONDON: ‘Tulpan,’ ‘La Belle Personne,’ ‘A Simple Heart’

Posted by · 10:47 am · October 18th, 2008

Continuing the discussion of yesterday’s London Film Festival offerings: Spearheaded by such titles as “The Class” and “Gomorrah,” the big story of world cinema this year appears to be the fusion of a documentary aesthetic with fictional storytelling, in many cases employing semi-improvised scripts and non-professional actors to create the spontaneous, slightly unnerving feel of […]

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