The director was best known for the groundbreaking movie "Breathless."
When you're not able to be happy, you can at least write about it--something which is comprised of its own pleasures, rewards and yes even the happiness of being able to write such a perfect description of dispossession.
Kathryn Hamilton is a performance maker based in New York City and Istanbul. She is the founder and director of the New York-based company Sister Sylvester, and a member of Köşe, an art space in Istanbul.
The Mt. Rushmorification of social discourse is destroying any semblance of nuanced, sophisticated analysis. And I'm right there with it, doing what I can to continue the trend.
Just imagine living in this eternal Facebook dystopia where Mark Zuckerberg has replaced the Holy Trinity. A domain where a snap of the fingers generates a virtual keyboard. A punch in the air and you've ordered a sweet potato latte.
Now, with Mommy, the easy-on-the-eyes filmmaker has been catapulted in to the top ranks of world directors -- up there with Almodovar, François Ozon and Paul Thomas Anderson.
What does an angst-ridden comedienne tackling abortion onstage and in her personal life, a closeted heir to a vast fortune with a yen for Olympic-bound wrestlers, and a concierge bedding septuagenarians have in common? They are all characters in films selected by the curators of the Museum of Modern Art.
It's timely that A Fuller Life -- a documentary celebrating Samuel Fuller's career -- opens Friday at the Laemmle Noho 7 in Los Angeles, and that the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris has just mounted a massive retrospective of Francois Truffaut's work.
A scene from Jean-Luc Godard's latest film "Goodbye To Language."