films; directors; interviews; France; Robert Bresson; Mathieu Kassovitz; Alain Resnais; Eric Rohmer; Claude Chabrol
9th edition of this annual collection of interviews of film makers on film making. This issue uses the interviews conducted by Positif magazine with the major French film-makers of the past 50 years. The book presents a panorama of French cinema ranging from the aesthetic masterpieces of Robert Bresson to the searing agression of Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine, including along the way the masters of the French New Wave: Alain Resnais, Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol. Over the past 50 years French cinema has exhibited an incredible ability to renew itself and to not only flourish in the face of competition from English-language film-making, but also to create masterpieces of cinema unparalleled anywhere in the world, and this collection of interviews sheds new light on the reasons behind this resilience.
Ciment, Michel (editor); Herpe, Noel (editor)
London: Faber ad Faber, 1999
Ciment, Michel (editor); Herpe, Noel (editor), “Projections 9,” Curzon Cinema Collection, accessed September 18, 2020, https://curzoncollection.omeka.net/items/show/1972.