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From shooting the acclaimed documentaries of Ogawa Shinsuke to such cult favourites as Lady Snowblood and Tampopo, this director of photography did much to define the look of modern Japanese cinema, recalls Abé Markus Nornes.
Thursday 9 August 2018
A hugely talented and determinedly leftfield cinematographer who helped both Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch find their trans-Atlantic signatures, roving Dutch DP Robby Müller also made his mark with directors from William Friedkin and Peter Bogdanovich to Andrzej Wajda, Sally Potter and Lars von Trier, writes Michael Brooke.
Monday 9 July 2018
A helpless film lover by nurture and nature, Cavell not only embraced his calling but persuaded the world of it, opening up academia to Hollywood and exploring what it means for us all to share the same pictures in our heads, writes Catherine Wheatley.
Wednesday 20 June 2018
The work of Ukraine’s singular and prolific Kira Muratova – best known for 1989’s Asthenic Syndrome, but spanning the Soviet Thaw and two decades post-perestroika – remains critically neglected. Is it just too unflinching, asks Birgit Beumers.
Friday 15 June 2018
Banned by the Ceaușescu regime from stage work but never deflected from his critiques of his country, Romania’s great film and theatre director was, in his implacable and subversive scepticism, a role model for the country’s cinematic new wave, writes Nick Roddick.
Wednesday 23 May 2018
From Il Posto to The Tree of Wooden Clogs and The Legend of the Holy Drinker, Ermanno Olmi drew upon his family, history and religion to tell stories of everyday Italian life, writes Pasquale Iannone.
Monday 21 May 2018
From Allonsanfàn to Padre Padrone, Night of the Shooting Stars to Caesar Must Die, Vittorio and his surviving brother Paolo distilled their country’s post-war convulsions with a weightless eloquence and imagination, says Celluloid Liberation Front.
Celluloid Liberation Front
Wednesday 25 April 2018
The director of The Cremator, Morgiana and many more gothic gems still awaiting discovery in the West, Herz was an anomaly amongst his Czech New Wave contemporaries, as varied as he was prolific, says Kat Ellinger.
Thursday 19 April 2018
The Oscar-fêted director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus forged his voice as one of the authorities’ least favourite movers of the Czech New Wave, writes Michael Brooke.
Tuesday 17 April 2018
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