Cambridge Film Festival #3: Archives, New Wave and Chinese Banking

Our third day began with the Arts Picturehouse’s regular archive film screening, enhanced during the festival with a double-header programme. Jane Jarvis, Screen East Digital Heritage Co-ordinator, presented the results of a joint project with the French archive responsible for Normandy in a programme that promised ‘Bon appetit!’ and included extracts from a range of… Read More Cambridge Film Festival #3: Archives, New Wave and Chinese Banking

BIFF 11: Le fantôme d’Henri Langlois (France 2004)

Bradford International Film Festival programmer Tom Vincent introduced this documentary by saying that he’d been inspired by seeing the film and that he believed that Henri Langlois, legendary founder of the Cinémathèque Française in Paris in the 1930s, was an important figure in establishing the importance of exhibition practice in film culture. I agree totally… Read More BIFF 11: Le fantôme d’Henri Langlois (France 2004)

La fille coupé en deux (France/Germany 2007)

Written by Stephen Gott Warning: The following contains extensive plot spoilers. Having recently had the opportunity to see one of the original films of the “nouvelle vague“, Claude Chabrol’s Les Cousins (1959), it was interesting to see Chabrol’s latest release The Girl Cut In Two (2007) and find out if he was still riding the ‘wave’. I… Read More La fille coupé en deux (France/Germany 2007)