What’s Your Place?
Study of the ‘social cinema’ of Laurent Cantet, from Tous à la manif and Ressources humaines to his latest film, Arthur Rambo. Emilie Bickerton explores the interests and methodologies that make the French director’s work so distinctive among his proletkino peers.
A New Proletkino?
Is it possible to detect the contours of a new genre of proletarian cinema operating across the widely contrasted films of Ken Loach, the Dardenne brothers, Robert Guédiguian, Aki Kaurismäki and Pedro Costa? What does this body of work say about contemporary working-class experience and its representations on the silver screen?
The Camera Possessed
Extraordinary career of Jean Rouch—surrealist, engineer, anthropologist, cinéaste—synthesizing the gains of Vertov and Flaherty, to take his camera inside the taboo. In Abidjan and Paris, ethnographical films appropriated by their subjects as springboard for the New Wave.