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The Son of Joseph Directed by Eugene Green Opens January 13 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center On paper, Eugene Green’s films shouldn’t work: his style is hand-me-down-Bresson, his milieux is traditionalist France to the point of sterility, and his characters say things like “It seems to me the world is one big hospital, with doctors and nurses looking after patients.” Yet there’s a lightness to Green’s touch, and a gentle beauty to many of his...
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...
The 66th annual Berlin International Film Festival ran February 11-21. Walking around Berlin in the thick, grey winter (perhaps, specifically, as a foreigner) is oddly analogous to the moviegoing experience: there’s a strange sense of freedom to be found amid the pervasive, yet decidedly shared, sense of isolation that hovers over the city. Now in its 66th year, the Berlinale unfolds primarily in and around the bubble of Potsdamer Platz, a central, post-war creation that’s...