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Rushes: "In the Mood for Love" in 4K, Venice Awards and Trailers, 100 Years of Black Cinema

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Above: Bong Joon-ho's Memories of Murder.
  • This year's Venice Film Festival has come to an end, and you can find the full list of award winners here.
  • Following the success of Parasite, Neon will be bringing Bong Joon-ho's 2003 Memories of Murder to the big screen in the fall!
  • The official trailer for the 4K restoration of Wong Kar-wai's classic In the Mood For Love, which turns 20 this year.
  • Ahmad Bahrani's The Wasteland, which won this year's Orizzonti Award for Best Film, follows a dozen workers in a brick factory amid its impending closing. Read Leonardo Goi's review of the film here.
  • Another trailer from Venice: Lav Diaz's Genus Pan, which won the Orrizonti Award for Best Director. Read Michael Guarneri's review of the film here.
  • A first look at Abel Ferrara's new documentary, The Projectionist, about the life of theater operator Nicolas "Nick" Nicolaou.
  • Residue, the debut feature film of Merawi Gerima (son of Haile Gerima), is the tale of a filmmaker who returns to a neighborhood gentrified beyond recognition.
Above: Ephrain Asili's The Inheritance.
  • In a new interview with BOMB Magazine, Ephraim Asili discusses his latest film The Inheritance and the influence of Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless, its investigation of radical Black history, and "what happens the morning after, when we go back home after the protest."
  • Ahead of her Metrograph retrospective, Ulrike Ottinger speaks with Vice about her first impulse for filmmaking, the women's movement's effect on her work, and being inspired by literature.
  • An overview of 100 years of Black cinema from Dr. Artel Great, from Oscar Micheaux and Melvin Van Peebles to Theresa “Tressie” Souders and William Foster.
  • The new issue of The Brooklyn Rail includes an essay by filmmaker and writer Gina Telaroli on watching Natalie Erika James’s horror film Relic both at home and in the theater.
  • From The Seventh Art, a translation of critic Pascale Bodet's 2015 essay on Amit Dutta, from his time at the Film and Television Institute of India at Pune to his sense of humor.
  • "Lav Diaz's 160-minute Genus Pan demonstrates that very little has changed from the Marcos era depicted in Manila in the Claws of Light, as most Filipino workers are still living hand to mouth." Read Michael Guarneri's review of Diaz's latest, which won the Orrizonti Award for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival.
  • In a new addition to his Action Scene column, Jonah Jeng assesses the animation of Fantastic Mr. Fox, a film where Wes Anderson's "trademark visual fussiness encounters the freedom of dynamic movement."
  • Jordan Cronk provides an overview of Crossroads, the latest experimental film showcase to go virtual with all 85 films available for free.
  • Leonardo Goi concludes his coverage of this year's Venice Film Festival on Chloé Zhao’s Golden Lion Nomadland and Ahmad Bahrami’s The Wasteland.
  • In an interview with Caspar Salmon, Justine Triet discusses her latest Sibyl, a twisty psychodrama starring Virginie Efira, Gaspard Ulliel, and Adele Exarchopoulos.
  • From Christopher Archer, rare photos from the set of Ridley Scott's Alien.


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