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I Had Nowhere to Go plays October 13 and 14 as part of the Explorations section of the 54th New York Film Festival. The film is currently without US distribution (but will surely resurface at Anthology Film Archives). Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. To get it out of the way: I Had Nowhere to Go is a 108-minute film directed by video artist Douglas Gordon, consisting visually consisting of roughly 80% black screen,...
Hermia and Helena plays October 9, 11 and 16 as part of the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival. The film is currently without US distribution. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. The opening moments of Matías Piñeiro’s sprightly Hermia and Helena quietly declare the film’s interest in duplicity and obfuscation. From a floral dissolve to a pan across an apartment terrace, soccer field, park, and street, our attention is constantly...
The Death of Louis XIV plays October 6 and 7 as part of the Explorations section of the 54th New York Film Festival. Cinema Guild will release the film theatrically. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. A fundamental form of modernist naturalism seems to be what Albert Serra is reaching for in his new feature, The Death of Louis XIV. Jean-Pierre Léaud’s performance as the visibly decaying monarch could be described as “majestic” or “regal”...
Son of Joseph plays October 9 and 10 in the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival. Kino Lorber will release the film theatrically in January. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. It is something of a small marvel that the films of Eugène Green exist in today’s film festival landscape, as both the subjects and sensibility of his cinema give the impression of belonging to a bygone era of arthouse modes. His...

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