Aaron Cutler

Eugne Green

Eugne Green talks about his latest film, La Sapienza

March 2015

In La Sapienza (2014), the filmmaker Eugène Green’s fifth feature-length work, a middle-aged French architect named Alexandre (played by Fabrizio Rongione) travels to Italy to finish a book on the Baroque architect Francesco Borromini. … READ ON

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Indie Rocks

Aaron Cutler on the 14th Indie Festival in Brazil

October 2014

ALBERT SERRA’S STORY OF MY DEATH (2013) animates the past with glinting life. Serra, a thirty-nine-year-old Catalonian, focuses on a corpulent, decaying, half-mad Casanova (Vicenç Altaió) who spends his waning days in a Swiss castle … READ ON

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Nuria Ibez

Nuria Ibez on her latest film and New York debut

August 2014

The Spanish documentarian Nuria Ibáñez’s most recent film, The Naked Room (2013), was recorded entirely inside a pediatric therapist’s office in a Mexico City children’s hospital and is composed primarily of close-ups of the young … READ ON

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Joanna Hogg

Joanna Hogg discusses her latest film

June 2014

The British filmmaker Joanna Hogg has made three intimate, sympathetic features in which vulnerable friends and family members attempt to hide secrets from each other within large houses and open frames. Exhibition (2013) is currently playing… READ ON

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Hope Springs Eternal

Aaron Cutler on Lav Diaz at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

June 2014

NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY (2013) tells a Filipino tale. The film begins on the northern Philippine island of Luzon with a disillusioned former law student, Fabian Viduya (Sid Lucero), espousing to friends his “new morality,” according to… READ ON

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Marielle Nitoslawska

Marielle Nitoslawska on Breaking the Frame

January 2014

Canadian Marielle Nitoslawska’s feature film Breaking the Frame (2012) is a portrait of the American artist Carolee Schneemann. A collage drawn from interviews, excerpts from her private notebooks, and music composed by the late James … READ ON

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In the Margins

Aaron Cutler on the 2013 Indie Festival in Brazil

November 2013

A MAN IS SHOWN RACING down a narrow, dimly lit corridor, with a handheld camera trailing him—this image, played out by several different patients in an unnamed Chinese psychiatric ward, recurs periodically throughout Wang Bing’s new … READ ON

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Roddy Bogawa

Roddy Bogawa on his MoMA film exhibition

September 2013

MoMA’s film exhibition “Roddy Bogawa: If Films Could Smell” tracks twenty-five years in the life of the Japanese-American artist, who was born in 1962. The Los Angeles–bred punk rocker turned filmmaker has made a wide variety of films… READ ON

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The Art of Conversation

Aaron Cutler at the 15th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival

May 2013

“THIS FILM WAS MADE for very little money, with very few people,” the great Brazilian filmmaker Júlio Bressane told his mainly Argentine audience. He paused. “And it was never released. Nobody saw it. There would be three people at … READ ON

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This American Life

Aaron Cutler on the La Di Da film festival at 92Y Tribeca

September 2012

JOSH AND BENNIE SAFDIE’S short film The Black Balloon (2011), inspired by Albert Lamorisse’s immortal children’s work The Red Balloon (1963), begins as a harried balloon man accidentally releases an array of brightly-hued delights into… READ ON

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