The cinephiliac moment is not grand or dramatic, nor carefully designed and choreographed to be memorable, but rather marginal or accidental, a moment that is remembered almost in spite of itself. A fleeting moment that triggers an affective, emotional intensity, which embodies each cinephile's obsessive relationship with cinema.
The second part of Alain Tjiong's observations after attending the Zomerfilmcollege 2016: on Chantal Akerman's Golden Eighties.
From July 10 to 16, cinephiles from Belgium and abroad gathered in Antwerp's Cinema Zuid for the annual Zomerfilmcollege (Dutch for Summer Film School), a week filled with screenings and lectures on two film historical subjects. The 'Staging the Song' program was curated by Kelley Conway (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and film critic Adrian Martin, and tackled the use of song throughout film history, with a special focus on French cinema. Kelley and Adrian were so kind as to let us record their lectures, which can now be watched online in full!
The first part of Alain Tjiong's observations after attending the 'Staging the Song' program at Zomerfilmcollege 2016: on enchantment and style in Coppola's One From the Heart and Minnelli's The Pirate.
Long overdue notes on Il Cinema Ritrovato 2016 and the rise of digital restorations.
Anke Brouwers on Il Cinema Ritrovato’s pre-Code program focusing on Carl Laemmle Junior’s early years at Universal.
Maximilien Proctor sat down with Ben Wheatley after the Belgian premiere of High-Rise at Offscreen Festival 2016, to talk about the influences on the film's aesthetics and its writing and editing process.
Young Critic alumnus Tobias Burms faced Offscreen 2016's neurotic women and grindhouse legends and came back with tales of a scuzzbucket version of La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, late-night TV inspired thrillers and a purple-haired, eye-twitching sideshow act.