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Weekend, Signs of Life, The Easy Life, The Nun, Les Biches, Secret Ceremony, Negatives, Tropics

“Manny, how are you holding up? How’s your Festivalitis? Oh well, Lola Montes will do it to the best of us. (‘What film did you like best?’) Definitely The Nun. I liked the whole projection of the period. But my favorite director is Jancso: he’s a great stylist. (‘Didn’t you like anything about that German film, Signs of Life?’) Good God no. When the Germans deal with minutiae, they leave me.”

––(film critic)

“What a corny coincidence that both the husband and wife manage to get laid in the same night. I just can’t stomach that kind of unbelievable coincidence in a film which pretends to be raw realism.”

––(Director of a film department)

"It’s just a shitty film. These North American sincerists call me up all the time. I caught your film: simply fantastic or terrific. But I know it was nothing but a shitty film, just shit. I didn’t delude myself for a minute. I didn’t like the French entries,

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