How responsible are we for our community? What are the limitations, the boundaries of helping others who are not our family or friends?
Merci, Jeanne! Jeanne Moreau: A Real Woman Modernity and the legacy of war in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) La Notte (1961)
Claire Breton is surrounded by life. She is an old-school midwife, coaching women in the art of breathing, listening to their bodies, and making birth joyful. She owns a little patch of a vegetable garden […]
Frantz Hoffmeister, a soldier, fiancé, son, and friend, is dead and thus physically absent, but you know from the first five minutes of the film that he will continue to be unnervingly present. Like memories […]
Hiroshima, Mon Amour was kept out of the main competition at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival so as not to offend the Americans. Further, it has long been unavailable for exhibition in the U.S. due […]