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Interviews

He and “I”: Joaõ Pedro Rodrigues and Joaõ Rui Guerra da Mata on The Last Time I Saw Macao

He and “I”: João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata on The Last Time I Saw Macao  by Aaron Cutler.

Border Crossings: Time and Space with Peter Bo Rappmund by Phil Coldiron.

Find Me Guilty: Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing by Adam Nayman.

ENJOY: Slavoj Žižek and The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology by John Semley.

No Sound Is Innocent: Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio by Jason Anderson.

Features

Opening the Gates of Night: Jean-Claude Brisseau’s La fille du nulle part

A Murderer Cannot Avoid Death: Thoughts on Manoel de Oliveira’s Gebo and the Shadow by Francisco Ferreira.

Opening the Gates of Night: Jean-Claude Brisseau’s La fille du nulle part by Boris Nelepo.

No Angel: Shirley Clarke’s Portrait of Jason by Max Goldberg.

2012 Under the Radar: Three to Watch by Michael Sicinski.

Discovering Another Germany: The Hidden Genius of Dominik Graf by Christoph Huber.

Columns

CS53 Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Books Extra: Chris Dumas on Brian De Palma by Andrew Tracy.

Books Around by Olaf Möller.

Film/Art: Gabriel Abrantes by Andréa Picard.

Global Discoveries on DVD by Jonathan Rosenbaum

DVD Bonus: Vamps by Michael Sicinski.

Spare Change: Arraianos by Jay Kuehner.

Exploded View: Bruce Conner’s Breakaway by Chuck Stephens.

Currency

Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, US)

Stories We Tell by Adam Nayman.

Spring Breakers by Blake Williams.

Argo by Quintín.

Zero Dark Thirty by Michael Nordine.

To the Wonder by Calum Marsh.

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  • Issue 84 Table of Contents

    INTERVIEWS *The Act of Living: GianfrancThe Act of Living: Gianfranco Rosi on Notturnoo Rosi on Notturno By Mark Peranson*Reconstructing Violence: Nicolás Pereda on Fauna By More →

  • The Act of Living: Gianfranco Rosi on Notturno

    “The night scares me so much,” confesses a courageous Yazidi pre-teen girl to a therapist, remembering the period when she and her younger sister were captured by ISIS. Anyone who was seen crying would be killed, they were told; it turned out to be a vacant threat, but the sisters were still beaten, and now they are attempting to exorcise their memories by drawing pictures of them. Does it help? We never find out. More →

  • Reconstructing Violence: Nicolás Pereda on Fauna

    There’s a point in nearly every Nicolás Pereda film when the narrative is either reoriented or upended in some way. In the past this has occurred through bifurcations in story structure or via ruptures along a given film’s docufiction fault line. Pereda’s ninth feature, Fauna, extends this tradition, though its means of execution and conceptual ramifications represent something new for the 38-year-old Mexican-Canadian filmmaker. More →

  • I Lost It at the Movies: Charlie Kaufman’s Antkind and I’m Thinking of Ending Things

    “It’s all planned, but it isn’t thought out,” wrote Pauline Kael in her review of A Woman Under the Influence (1974), a nifty bit of critical jiu-jitsu turning John Cassavetes’ much-theorized—and, during Kael’s reign at The New Yorker, much-derided—technique of spontaneous improvisation within a dramatic framework against him. More →

  • Open Ticket: The Long, Strange Trip of Ulrike Ottinger

    One of the most surprising things about Ulrike Ottinger’s new documentary Paris Calligrammes is how accessible it is. Some cinephiles may be familiar with Ottinger based on an 11-year period of mostly fictional productions that were adjacent to the New German Cinema but, for various reasons, were never entirely subsumed within that rubric. Others are quite possibly more aware of her later work in documentary, in particular her commitment to a radical form of experimental ethnographic cinema. More →