Controversial in its day, Belle de Jour may appear tame by our standards, but its unflinching look at middle-class marital dissatisfaction is potent and incisive.
The Taviani brothers have been at the forefront of Italian cinema since the mid-1970s. The 2018 Italian Film Festival is a bittersweet opportunity to discover one last work of art from the singular pair of masters.
This is the sort of mainstream epic that used to be a Hollywood hallmark, but you’d be hard-pressed to find something on American film made with this much skill, craft and artistry at a budget-level this generous.
Finland’s longstanding master filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki has been an internationally reputed and award-winning director since he broke out in the late 1980s. Now entering his 60s, he’s back with another classic that may stack up against his very best work.
Takashi Miike is 57 years old and released his first film in 1991. In the 25 years and change since he has made about 100 movies. Yes, that’s right, 100.
By Adam Cook Future//Present is back this year with another eight films from across the country. With precise vision and unique perspectives, these films announce not just a new generation of Canadian filmmakers but also a new approach to filmmaking itself.