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Cannes: Maren Ade’s Breakthrough

Maren Ade’s EVERYONE ELSE sees romance through female eyes. Editor’s note: We republish this article from February 2012, as Maren Ade’s new film, Toni Erdmann, premieres …


Lawrence Jordan’s Road to Utopia

Lawrence Jordan’s ‘Sophie’s Place’ is a fever dream brimming with inexplicable ascensions. Editor’s note: Today we append and republish this piece from our archive to …

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A Noir Journey Into No-Woman’s Land with Ida Lupino

Edmund O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy drive an unwanted passenger in ‘The Hitch-hiker’ (dir. Ida Lupino) We republish this 2011 story as part of our monthlong celebration …

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Claire Denis on 35 SHOTS OF RUM

Editor’s note: Fandor is featuring women filmmakers in the month of March and this article joins thirty-one days of Keyframe features on women in film. …


Video: Christian Petzold’s Deceptive Surfaces

If one wants to call Christian Petzold the most important German filmmaker of the last decade, it’s because his films operate on multiple levels whose …


Petzold: Romanticizing the Past Is Wrong

Christian Petzold’s ‘Barbara’ finds an East German character moving from warm to cold. Editor’s note: We republish this 2012 interview as Barbara debuts on Fandor. Christian …

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War Movies for People Who Don’t Like War Movies

With ‘Marwencol,’ war is revisited and re-arranged with a vivid imagination. There’s no such thing as a truly anti-war film, Francois Truffaut once said. By …

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Ageless Grace: Five Looks at Simone Signoret

Editor’s note: We revisit this commentary from 2010 in honor of the publication of Diabolique, which plays as part of our Criterion Collection titles under …

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Ten Films about Food

Frederick Wiseman’s ‘Meat’ [Editor’s note: We re-run this 2012 Food List as a complement to Anna Tatarska’s interview with Eric Schlosser on his new film, Food …

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Video: Open Source Epic SITA SINGS THE BLUES

[Editor’s note: Nina Paley is a Fandor FIX-featured filmmaker this week, which gives us good reason to replay this excellent video essay by Kevin B. …

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