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In the Realm of the Senses (1965) Directed by Nagisa Oshima Numéro duex (1975) Directed by Jean-Luc Godard "My hand is a machine that directs another machine. Maybe it's the opposite." Two films, two couples seeking solace in caves to re-assert their grip on the course of their lives. Tucked away in safe havens, they use the machinery available to them (sex organs, cameras, discourse) to explain, but also avoid the march of history. Political movements march...
Personal Shopper Directed by Olivier Assayas Opens March 10 It might sound strange to say Personal Shopper feels like a small film, when it stars Kristen Stewart as a buyer for a jet-set socialite and it’s directed by a major filmmaker like Olivier Assayas. An American in Paris, Maureen (Stewart) spends her days choosing clothes and accessories for her boss, who has the uberrich’s luxury of being perpetually absent. But Maureen’s own sense of absence, or unfulfillment,...
Personal Shopper screens October 7 and 8 as part of the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival. IFC Films will release the movie theatrically next year. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. "r u alive or dead?" That's Personal Shopper's chief question. And if ur alive, how do u know? Kristen Stewart's Maureen texts the question to an unknown number harassing her. The guy/girl on the other end says it wants...
Intimate Bed (1993) Directed by Mircea Daneliuc Democracy, following the violent Romanian Revolution of 1989, is anything but free, as illustrated in Daneliuc’s urgent and darkest of comedies. Vasile runs a failing cinema where he finds perhaps his only pleasure, that is, paying his beautiful cashier for intercourse. Meanwhile, his wife is pregnant and wants to sell the baby; he wants it aborted. After Vasile finds a large sum of money in his office drawer, things...

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