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    SORRY ANGEL/PLAIRE, AIMER ET COURIR VITE (Christophe Honoré 2018)

    CHRISTOPHE HONORÉ: SORRY ANGEL/PLAIRE, AIMER ET COURIR VITE (2018)


    PIERRE DELANDANCHAMPS AND VINCENT LACOSTE IN SORRY ANGEL

    Sorry Angel was released in French theaters with its Cannes premiere and received a very high rating from French critics (AlloCiné 4.2).This is Honoré's most overtly autobiographical film yet, the story of young gay man who comes to Paris from the provinces to become a filmmaker. He steps aside from his glamorous muse Louis Garrel here, and shifts to the young comic actor (doing serious this time), Vincent Lacoste, as his alter ego.
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    Private life (tamara jenkins 2018)

    TAMARA JENKINS: PRIVATE LIFE (2018)


    KATHRYN HAHN AND PAUL GIAMATTI IN PRIVATE LIFE

    Critical response has been mostly positive to this 21 Sept Sundance-Netflix release (Metascore 81%), Tamara Jenkins' first since her 2007 The Savages. It concerns a couple whose relationship is pushed to the edge by the writer wife's struggle to have a baby via prolongued fertility treatments. Recognition to the film may be limied, however, as Oswen Gleiberman suggested in his Variety review, for two reasons: Netflix ownership may make its theatrical life very limited, and people who have not struggled with fertility treatments to have a child may have trouble relating.
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    NON-FICTION/DOUBLES VIES (Olivier Assayas 2018)

    OLIVIER ASSAYAS: NON-FICTION/DOUBLES VIES (2018)


    JULIETTE BINOCHE AND GUILLAUME CANET IN NON-FICTION

    In a film that debuted at Venice and showed also at Toronto, Assayas considers the state of print in the digital age from the point of view of two couples. Guillaume Canet is an old fashioned publisher. Juliette Binoche, his wife is an actress on popular TV. Christa Théret is digitally updating Canet's company, and maybe sleeping with him. Vincent Macaigne is a has-been novelist who cannibalizes his own sordid affairs for material, and Nora Hamzawi is Macaigne's wife, who works for a politician.
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    A FAMILY TOUR/自由行 (Ying Liang 2018)

    YING LIANG: A FAMILY TOUR (2018)


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    BURNING/BEONING 버닝 (Lee Chang-dong 2018)

    LEE CHANG-DONG: BURNING/BEONING 버닝 (2018)



    Burning, Lee Chang-dong's first film in eight years, won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes this year. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or.
    The film features Korean-American actor Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Sorry to Bother You) in his first starring role in a Korean film. South Korea's Best Foreign Oscar entry for 2019.

    Burning
    , 148 mins., debuted at Cannes May 2018, and showed in at least two dozen other international festivals. Metascore 96%. US theatrical release begins 26 Oct. (NYC) and 2 Nov. (LA), SF Bay Area 9 Nov. 2018.
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    HIGH LIFE (Claire Denis 2018)

    CLAIRE DENIS: HIGH LIFE (2018)


    ROBERT PATTINSON IN HIGH LIFE

    Denis' first film in English, and it's an oddball sci-fi film written partly by Nick Laird and his wife Zadie Smith. In it criminals are tricked into a dangerous mission searching for new energy sources on the false promise that they'll be rewarded with freedom for participating. Long planned by Denis as an English-language film because "I don't know why, but for me, people speak English – or Russian or Chinese – but definitely not French in space." This relates somewhat, obviously, to Duncan Jones's 2009 Moon.
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    ROMA (Alfonso Cuarón 2018)

    ALFONSO CUARÓN: ROMA (2018)



    ROMA won the top prize at Venice this year, the Golden Lion.

    This black-and-white film is an autobiographical memoir, intimate yet detached, of a bourgeois 1970's Mexico City family and their two maids, and some notable public events. Some are calling it a "masterpiece" yet Cannes didn't get it due to their feud with Netflix. This helps explain that it debuted and got the big prize at Venice; but Venice, not Cannes has always been home for Cuarón. It's Cuarón's first since the 2001, also Venice-awarded, Y Tu Mamá También to be set in his native Mexico and maybe his best since that one. He wrote it, shot it, and edited it besides directing it.
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    A FAITHFUL MAN/UN HOMME FIDÈLE (Louis Garrel 2018)

    LOUIS GARREL A FAITHFUL MAN/UN HOMME FIDÈLE (2018)


    LOUIS GARREL AND LAETITIA CASTA IN L'HOMME FIDÈLE

    Louis Garrel's second film as director, coscripted by the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière, is about a man (played by Garrel) whose girlfriend marries another man, then returns to him after her husband dies, but with the accompanying problems of a son who doesn't like him and troubling rumors about the husband's death.
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    SHOPLIFTERSs/万引き家族 MANBIKI KAZOKU (Hirakasu Koreeda 2018)

    HIRAKAZU KOREEDA: SHOPLIFTERS/万引き家族 (2018)



    This film won the Palme d'Or of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
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    COLD WAR/ZIMNA WOJNA (Paweł Pawlikowski 2018)

    PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI: COLD WAR/ZIMNA WOJNA (2018)


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    ASH IS PUREST WHITE/江湖儿女 (Jia Zhang-ke 2018)

    JIA ZHANG-KE: ASH IS PUREST WHITE / 江湖儿女 (Jiang hu er nv) (2018)

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    ASAKO I & II /寝ても覚めても (Ryūsuke Hamaguchi 2018)

    RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI: ASAKO I & II/寝ても覚めても NETEMO SANTEMO ("At all hours") (2018)

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    TRANSIT (CHristian Petzold 2018)

    CHRISTIAN PETZOLD: TRANSIT (2018)



    "There are those who treat melodrama as a dirty word, but no working filmmaker gives it a cleaner, crisper reputation than German auteur Christian Petzold, whose extraordinary anti-historical experiment “Transit” nonetheless registers as his most conceptually daring film to date" - Guy Lodge, Variety.

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    THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM (Mark Bozak 2018)

    MARK BOZAK: THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM (2018)



    Q&As with Mark Bozek on October 11 & 14

    Mark Bozek began work on this lovely and invigorating film about the now legendary street photographer on the day of Cunningham’s death in 2016 at the age of 87. Bozek is working with precious material, including a lengthy 1994 filmed interview with Cunningham (shot when he received a Media Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America) and his subject’s earliest pre-New York Times photographs, long unseen. In his customarily cheerful and plainspoken manner, Cunningham takes us through his Irish Catholic upbringing in Boston, his army stint, his move to New York in 1948 (which was controversial for his straitlaced family), his days as a milliner, his close friendships with Nona Park and Sophie Shonnard of Chez Ninon, his beginnings as a photographer, and his liberated and wholly democratic view of fashion. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker.




    See: "Bill Cunningham Left Behind a Secret Memoir," NYTimes 21 Mar. 2018.
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