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Monica Vitti 3 November 1931

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Louis Malle [30 October 1932 – 23 November 1995]

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Montgomery Clift [17 October 1920 – 23 July 23 1966]

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Yves Montand [13 October 1921 – 9 November 1991]

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Patrice Chéreau [2 November 1944 – 7 October 2013]

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Buster Keaton [4 October 1895 – 1 February 1966]

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Marcello Mastroianni [28 September 1924 – 19 December 1996]

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Leonard Frey [4 September 1938 – 24 August 1988]

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Maurice Pialat [31 August 1925 – 11 January 2003]

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Mae West [17 August 17 1893 – 22 November 1980]

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7/10 | 14.Aug.13 Al-mummia | المومياء | The Mummy (a.k.a. The Night of Counting the Years) DIRECTOR: Shadi Abdel Salam | WRITER: Shadi Abdel Salam | CAST: Ahmed Marei, Ahmad Hegazi, Mohamed Khairi, Mohamed Morshed, Abdelazim Abdelhack, Abdelmonen Aboulfoutouh, Mohamed Nabih, Shafik Noureddin, Zouzou Hamdy El-Hakimm, Nadia Lutfi, Gaby Karraz | Egypt

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Clara Bow [29 July 1905 – 27 September 1965]

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Béla Tarr 21 July 1955

9/10 | 18.Jul.13 Chūn guāng zhà xiè | 春光乍洩 | Happy Together DIRECTOR: Wong Kar-wai | WRITER: Wong Kar-wai | CAST: Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Chang Chen | Hong Kong

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Ingmar Bergman [14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007]

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8/10 | 8.Jul.13 Vidas secas | Barren Lives DIRECTOR: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | WRITERS: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Graciliano Ramos (novel) | CAST: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Joffre Soares, Gilvan Lima, Genivaldo Lima | Brazil

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7/10 | 7.Jul.13 Jazz on a Summer’s Day DIRECTOR: Aram Avakian, Bert Stern | WRITERS: Albert D’Annibale, Arnold Perl | PERFORMERS: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, Dinah Washington, Chico Hamilton, Anita O’Day, George Shearing, Jimmy Giuffre, Chuck Berry, Jack Teagarden, Thelonious Monk,Big Maybelle, Sonny Stitt, Eli’s Chosen Six, David Baily, Danny Barcelona, Bob Brookmeyer, […]

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4/10 | 4.Jul.13 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street DIRECTOR: Tim Burton | WRITERS: John Logan (screenplay); Hugh Wheeler (musical book); Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) | CAST: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jayne Wisener, Ed Sanders | USA/UK I […]

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Tahar Rahim 4 July 1981

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Leonardo Sbaraglia 30 June 1970

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3/10 | 19.Jun.13 Ma mère DIRECTOR: Christophe Honoré | WRITER: Christophe Honoré (from a novel by Georges Bataille) | CAST: Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, Emma de Caunes, Joana Preiss, Jean-Baptiste Montagut, Dominique Reymond, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Duclos | France Absurd, pretentious trash that tries way too hard to shock with its jejune visions of what […]

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3/10 | 17.Jun.13 Une histoire d’eau DIRECTORS: François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard | WRITERS: François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard | CAST: Caroline Dim, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Luc Godard (voice) | France A coy boy-and-girl-meet-cute story is told through silent footage of Caroline Dim and Jean-Claude Brialy mugging for the camera in a manner reminiscent of manic vacationers in […]

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Louis Garrel 14 June 1983

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8/10 | 10.Jun.13 Helvetica DIRECTOR: Gary Hustwit | INTERVIEWEES: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel, Matthew Carter, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Otmar Hoefer, Bruno Steinert, Hermann Zapf, Michael Bierut, Leslie Savan, Tobias Frere-Jones, Jonathan Hoefler, Erik Spiekermann, Neville Brody, Lars Müller, Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, David Carson, Erwin Brinkers, Marieke Stolk, Danny van […]

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Judy Garland [10 June 1922 – 22 June 1969]

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Maria Montez [6 June 1912 – 7 September 1951]

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Alain Resnais 3 June 1922

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Kevin Brownlow 2 June 1938

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5/10 | 1.Jun.13 Plan B DIRECTOR: Marco Berger | WRITER: Marco Berger | CAST: Manuel Vignau, Lucas Ferraro, Mercedes Quinteros, Damián Canduci, Ana Lucia Antony, Carolina Stegmayer | Argentina Whimsy strikes again. Marco Berger’s Plan B concerns a happy-go-lucky young straight guy, Bruno, who isn’t happy that his girlfriend Laura has dumped him in favor […]

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Marilyn Monroe [1 June 1926 – 5 August 1962]

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John Wayne [26 May 1907 – 11 June 1979]

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2/10 | 14.May.13 Wittgenstein Tractatus DIRECTOR: Péter Forgács | WRITER: Ludwig Wittgenstein (extracts from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Culture and Value) | Hungary The more I’ve thought about Péter Forgács’ Wittgenstein Tractatus the more I dislike it. Forgács takes seven “lemmas” from Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tratatus Logico-Philosophicus and illustrates them one at a time with home movie […]

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5/10 | 11.May.13 L’ennemi public no 1 | Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 DIRECTOR: Jean-François Richet | WRITERS: Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jean-François Richet | CAST: Vincent Cassel, Mathieu Amalric, Ludivine Sagnier, Samuel Le Bihan, Anne Consigny, Olivier Gourmet, Gérard Lanvin, Georges Wilson, Michel Duchaussoy, Myriam Boyer, Fanny Sidney, Alain Fromager, Laure Marsac | France Part […]

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Fred Astaire [10 May 1899 – 22 June 1987]

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3/10 | 7.May.13 L’instinct de mort | Mesrine: Killer Instinct DIRECTOR: Jean-François Richet | WRITERS: Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jean-François Richet | CAST: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche, Roy Dupuis, Elena Anaya, Florence Thomassin, Michel Duchaussoy, Myriam Boyer, Abdelhafid Metalsi | France Ugh. That L’instinct de mort is Part One of a […]

7/10 | 6.May.13 Le fils de l’épicier DIRECTOR: Eric Guirado | WRITERS: Eric Guirado, Florence Vignon | CAST: Nicolas Cazalé, Clotilde Hesme, Daniel Duval, Jeanne Goupil, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié, Liliane Rovère, Paul Crauchet, Chad Chenouga, Ludmila Ruoso, Benoît Giros | France [review to come]

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Rudolph Valentino [6 May 1895 – 23 August 1926]

The Anniversary-BetteDavis-002

7/10 | 3.May.13 The Anniversary DIRECTOR: Roy Ward Baker | WRITER: Jimmy Sangster | CAST: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins, Christian Roberts, Elaine Taylor | UK Bette Davis camps it up in this stage-bound adaptation of Bill MacIlwraith’s West End play The Anniversary, an Ortonesque black comedy sans Orton’s ferocity and wit. […]

9/10 | 30.Apr.13 La gueule ouverte | The Mouth Agape DIRECTOR: Maurice Pialat | WRITER: Maurice Pialat | CAST: Hubert Deschamps, Monique Mélinand, Philippe Léotard, Nathalie Baye, Henri Salquin, Alain Grestau, Anna Gayane | France [review to come]

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5/10 | 28.Apr.13 Charlotte et son jules | Charlotte and Her Boyfriend DIRECTOR: Jean-Luc Godard | WRITER: Jean-Luc Godard | CAST: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anne Collette, Gérard Blain, Jean-Luc Godard (voice) | France A throwaway piece of Godardian whimsy in homage to Jean Cocteau (it’s a riff on Cocteau’s one-act play Le bel indifférent). Charlotte (Anne […]

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6/10 | 22.Apr.13 L’amour existe DIRECTOR: Maurice Pialat | WRITER: Maurice Pialat | NARRATOR: Jean-Loup Reynold | France Maurice Pialat’s meditation on the post-World War II changes visited on the Parisian working class suburb of Courbevoie. An unnamed narrator (Jean-Loup Reynold) describes his childhood in the town before the war and tells us how the […]

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10/10 | 22.Apr.13 Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed | The Adventures of Prince Achmed DIRECTOR: Lotte Reiniger | WRITER: Lotte Reiniger | CINEMATOGRAPHER: Carl Koch | Germany Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed is quite simply a masterpiece. Nothing I might say about it and no stills that I come up with can substitute for watching […]

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5/10 | 17.Apr.13 El método DIRECTOR: Marcelo Piñeyro | WRITERS: Mateo Gil, Marcelo Piñeyro | CAST: Eduardo Noriega, Eduard Fernández, Najwa Nimri, Ernesto Alterio, Adriana Ozores, Carmelo Gómez, Pablo Echarri, Natalia Verbeke | Spain/Argentina On a day when mass anti-globalization protests against the World Bank and IMF have shut down much of the financial/corporate district […]

8/10 | 14.Apr.13 L’enfance nue DIRECTOR: Maurice Pialat | WRITER: Maurice Pialat, Arlette Langmann | CAST: Michel Terrazon, Linda Gutemberg, Raoul Billerey, Pierrette Deplanque, Marie-Louise Thierry, René Thierry, Henri Puff | France [review to come]

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5/10 | 17.Mar.13 À perdre la raison | Our Children DIRECTOR: Joachim Lafosse | WRITERS: Thomas Bidegain, Joachim Lafosse , Matthieu Reynaert | CAST: Émilie Dequenne, Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Stéphane Bissot, Mounia Raoui, Redouane Behache, Baya Belal | Belgium A loving mother snaps and murders her four children. We know this from the very […]

6/10 | 9.Mar.13 Les chansons d’amour DIRECTOR: Christophe Honoré | WRITERS: Christophe Honoré, Gaël Morel | CAST: Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean-Marie Winling, Brigitte Roüan, Alice Butaud, Yannick Renier | France [review to come]

4/10 | 8.Mar.13 Intacto DIRECTOR: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | WRITERS: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Andrés M. Koppel | CAST: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Eusebio Poncela, Mónica López, Antonio Dechent, Max von Sydow, Guillermo Toledo | Spain [review to come]

7/10 | 8.Mar.13 Ceux qui m’aiment prendront le train | Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train DIRECTOR: Patrice Chéreau | WRITER: Danièle Thompson, Patrice Chéreau, Pierre Trividic | CAST: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Charles Berling, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Vincent Pérez, Dominique Blanc, Roschdy Zem, Pascal Greggory, Bruno Todeschini, Sylvain Jacques, Marie Daëms, Nathan Cogan, Olivier Gourmet […]

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5/10 | 7.Mar.13 Dom za vešanje | Дом за вешање | Time of the Gypsies DIRECTOR: Emir Kusturica | WRITERS: Emir Kusturica, Gordan Mihić | CAST: Davor Dujmović, Bora Todorović, Ljubica Adžović, Husnija Hasimović, Sinolicka Trpkova, Zabit Memedov, Elvira Sali, Suada Karisik, Sedrije Halim, Branko Djuric | Italy/UK/Yugoslavia It’s been a little over two months […]

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3/10 | 6.Mar.13 Sexy Boys DIRECTOR: Stéphane Kazandjian | WRITER: Stéphane Kazandjian | CAST: Julien Baumgartner, Matthias Van Khache, Jérémie Elkaïm, Armelle Deutsch, Virginie Lanoué, Sarah Marshall, Gaëla Le Devehat, Sylvia Kristel | France Sexy Boys is the movie Julien Baumgartner and Jérémie Elkaïm made together just before they starred in À cause d’un garçon, […]