Sunday, March 2, 2014

Resnais x 3

Especially with the current revival of his beautiful Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime (currently playing here in Los Angeles at Cinefamily, via a gorgeous new 35mm print), and the recent premiere of his latest (and last) film, Life of Riley, I've had Alain Resnais on the mind even more than usual as of late. Suffice to say he was one of the greatest filmmakers who ever lived, a man whose work has completely absorbed and transformed me. His death, reported today, is a monumental loss. Few filmmakers - hell, few people - remain so vital so late in life.

Among other things, the man knew how to film two people walking away together, towards a future both rapturous and grim (see also Love Unto Death, the finale of which relates while also challenging this pattern).




From top to bottom: Last Year at Marienbad (1961); You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012); Wild Grass (2009)

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