Images from Miyazaki Hayao’s final film, illustrating the changing landscape of Japan in the 1920s and 30s – a time marked by poverty, natural disasters and the country’s traumatic transition to modernity.
Chris Marker was so much more than just a ‘documentary filmmaker’. He was photographer, essayist, activist, cartoonist, interactive pioneer – and mentor. Catherine Lupton, Agnès Varda, Thom Anderson, Chris Petit and more pay tribute.
Catherine Lupton, Thom Andersen, Chris Petit, Jem Cohen, John Gianvito, Patrick Keiller, Sarah Turner, Kodwo Eshun, José Luis Guerín, Agnès Varda
Friday 9 May 2014
In a brief window between 1930 and 1934, Hollywood studios were able to portray America with previously unseen realism. Mike Mashon explores the campaign for moral oversight, while James Bell examines filmmakers’ depiction of taboo subjects from adultery and poverty to crime.
Cinema’s fascination with childhood is as old as the medium itself, enabling filmmakers to depart from conventional modes of storytelling to reflect the undoubted otherness of youthful experience. By Pasquale Iannone.