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Name: Dan Sallitt
Location: New York, New York, United States

Friday, September 21, 2007

Arnaud Desplechin in Focus: Museum of the Moving Image, August 6-14

I can't think of a recent NYC retrospective with a higher concentration of great cinema than this one. For two weekends in early October, Cahiers du Cinema and the Museum of the Moving Image present four films by the extraordinary French director Arnaud Desplechin, each double-billed with a film of Desplechin's choice. For me, the peak of Desplechin's career is Esther Kahn (October 6, 3 pm), an experience that somehow makes other films seem pale in comparison until its spell wears off. (Here's a review of Esther that I wrote for Tone and Groove a few years back.) But not far behind is the better-known, ambitious social study Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) (October 7, 3 pm). Desplechin did NYC audiences the favor of selecting a set of remarkable companion films that don't screen often, including the best films of Alain Resnais (Je t'aime, je t'aime - October 14, 6 pm) and François Truffaut (Les Deux anglaises et le continent - October 7, 6:30 pm).



Blogger Daniel said...

Nice to see you posting again Dan. I'm looking forward to this series (especially to see Esther Kahn), though I hope it doesn't collide with the public screenings for NYFF. Je t'aime, je t'aime has been on my must-see list for eons it seems...

September 21, 2007 4:36 PM  
Blogger Dan Sallitt said...

Daniel - NYFF totally collides, in my case: I have to miss my beloved Esther because I carelessly booked In the City of Sylvia on top of it. If I'd been alert, I'd have made a point of seeing Sylvia in Toronto (where everyone I know loved it).

September 21, 2007 4:45 PM  
Anonymous vadim said...

Yeah but what about a TIFF brief? All the cool kids are doing it.

September 22, 2007 5:00 PM  

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