This post is a pretty early push for a film I am incredibly excited to see: Joachim Trier’s THELMA, showing at the Indiana University Cinema on January 5 and 6, 2018. Yes, these screenings are still weeks away, but I wholeheartedly believe my anticipation for seeing a film that The Independent (a British online news… Read more »
Tag: International Arthouse
“I hope it will be less painful this time…” — Ruben Östlund, joking about The Square’s selection as Sweden’s official nominee for Best Foreign Language Film for the 90th Academy Awards Although the Nordic country is a mainstay of the award season in the United States, having been represented 15 times since 1956, Sweden has… Read more »
The Square is an unpredictable film. One of its most startling and beloved moments occurs when a monkey randomly shows up in the apartment of Anne, a character played by Elisabeth Moss. When asked about that scene, director Ruben Östlund said that he included it because “Anything can happen in a movie when suddenly a… Read more »
Known for their hypernaturalistic, slow but rhythmic dramas that invariably concern the struggles of one or more working class characters, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are Belgian’s most renowned filmmakers. The brothers began working in documentaries in the 1970s and in these early works one can already see the gradual formation of their signature styles—austere, methodical,… Read more »
Guest post by Alex Armijos and Hannah Boomershine. Themester interns Alex Armijos and Hannah Boomershine had a conversation with Alex Lichtenstein, a professor of history at IU. They discussed the social context of the landmark case Loving v. Virginia, which inspired the 2016 Oscar-nominated film, Loving. Lichtenstein’s work examines the intersection of labor history and… Read more »
Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky is known for his enigmatic films. Though his filmography is brief – in part due to political constraints in the former Soviet Union – he left an indelible mark on the art of cinema.