Thursday 12 April 2018

CINEMA REBORN - Serendipity is everything - Wes Anderson and Ozu, Richard Linklater and Fassbinder

New films by Wes Anderson (Isle of Dogs) and Richard Linklater (Last Flag Flying) are opening this week and the connections between those directors and directors whose films are being brought back during CINEMA REBORN can be seen in a couple of visual essays that are up on Youtube.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
First up is this piece by Linklater  extolling the virtues of Fassbinder's In a Year of Thirteen Moons which Organising Committee member Andreas Giannopoulos located on YouTube. In a Year of Thirteen Moons screens at 10.00 am on Sunday 6 May.

Trawling round I came across this visual essay  by Anna Catley which examines the influence of Yasujiro Ozu on the work of Wes Anderson in a most illuminating way. The essay was posted in 2015 and has had a huge number of page views.

Yasujiro Ozu
Finally you might be interested in  this very comprehensive essay The Depth of Simplicity by Lewis Band. Unlike many texts and other critical material this essay does have a reference to Tokyo Twilight  the largely overlooked late Ozu masterpiece that screens at CINEMA REBORN on Friday 4 May following the premiere of the new 4K restoration at the recent Berlinale .

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