Micheline Presle dans L’ASSASSIN d’Elio Petri, avec Marcello Mastroianni et Cristina Gaioni. 1961

Micheline Presle

Quelques souvenirs de la vedette Micheline Presle avec les plus grands du cinéma français — et avec Paul Newman aussi

The film of tomorrow

The film of tomorrow will be an act of love

French New Wave director François Truffaut’s prediction: The film of tomorrow will be personal, like a confession or a diary. Filmmakers will express themselves in the first person, and will relate what has happened to them: enjoyable, because true

Truffaut - le cinéma de demain

Le film de demain sera un acte d’amour

Une prédiction par François Truffaut, le célèbre réalisateur de la nouvelle vague des cinéastes français de l’époque des années soixante : Le film de demain ne sera pas réalisé par des fonctionnaires de la caméra, mais par des artistes pour qui le tournage d’un film constitue une aventure formidable et exaltante. Le film de demain ressemblera à celui qui l’a tourné et le nombre de spectateurs sera proportionnel au nombre d’amis que possède le cinéaste.

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimée in A MAN AND A WOMAN

A look back at UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME | A MAN AND A WOMAN by Claude Lelouch

Movie makers should pay attention to the elegant storytelling of this 1966 French film by Claude Lelouch, which stars Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant. The real “killer” moment in this picture — which otherwise seems so insubstantial as to be hardly a movie at all, but a daydream of a movie — is the scene in which the man and the woman make love. At the time it was an extraordinary, even audacious moment in a movie. Here’s why.

Headshot of Martin Leduc

The TILT Festival's Online Video Mashup Contest

BY MARTIN LEDUC. TORONTO, CANADA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The TILT digital art festival in Perpigan France is teaming up with  the artists at Addictive TV and the curators from Cinefeel.org to launch an online video remix contest. The winner gets 1000 euros. The submission deadline is March 10, 2009.  TILT organizers are encouraging the use […]

AFM Diary: Success at American Film Market 2008

BY AUSTIN BURBRIDGE. SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA (CINEMA MINIMA) — Despite a remarkably difficult moment for sales, independently-financed movies are finding distribution at the 2008 American Film Market. Devin Carter of Koan reports sales in several territories for its fantasy-adventure DRAGON HUNTER. On the strength of this good news, “We are already preparing a sequel,” Mr […]