MOVIE OF THE WEEK, March 9, 2018: CLAIRE’S CAMERA

motw logo 1-35Claire’s Camera is Cannes-centric. Filmmaker Hong Sang-soo set his quirky, genre-defying drama in the sun-drenched seaside resort as the festival takes place, but never visits the event’s star-studded glamour or industry hustle that actually surrounded the film’s Cannes premiere in 2017. And, since the story is about friendship between two women, Claire’s Camera is femme-centric, too. Continue reading…

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Park Chan Wook Discusses Genre Twists in THIRST – Jennifer Merin interviews

park chan wook jerusalem ff cropped160At his Jerusalem Film Festival Masterclass, Korean filmmaker Park Chan Wook focuses on his genre bending storytelling and cinematic trickery in Thirst, which is, he says, his personal favorite of all the films he’s made to date. He comments that he identifies with the film’s central character, a priest-turned-vampire, because he’s always trying to justify his actions. He revelations about audience manipulation through sound design are particularly fascinating. Read more>>

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