Yeah! On sunday Austrian director Michael Haneke won his second Golden Palm at the 65 Filmfestival in Cannes for his new film Amour.
Michael Haneke’s new movie Amour (Love) was labeled as a favorite right from the beginning of this year’s Filmfestival in Cannes. But because in the last years of the festival the jury often came up with a surprising winner, there was some doubt if Haneke would actually receive the Golden Palm in the end.
In Amour the Austrian director – born in 1942 – tells a very personal story. He includes not only his experience of a lifelong marriage but also his big love of classical music. A couple – both over 80, former music teachers and married for decades is fighting new challenges that getting older and death bring into their relationship.
After Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) has a stroke, Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) takes care for her, accompanies her on her way to death and manages to not lose faith. At the same time he also tries hard to protect their daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert) by not confronting her with the collapse of the mother.
Haneke tells a very sensitive story with high class actors that shows a subject that you miss too often in cinema: the meaning of age for relationships and how it challenges love.
So while waiting for Amour to start in cinemas I recommend you watch his last movie Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (The white ribbon). It was shown at the Filmfestival in Cannes in 2009 and brought Michael Haneke his first Golden Palm. If you want to know more about this year’s festival in Cannes, of course there’s plenty in our magazine.
It's been a while, but we're finally bringing Put Your Headphones On Fridays (PYHOF) back for your listening pleasure. For our (re-)opening salvo, here are tunes from some of the best films to have come out of the highly-anticipated Cannes Film Festival, ongoing until next Sunday.
The Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the world's best cinematographic masterpieces. It is an annual event that is highly anticipated by fans and connoisseurs of both mainstream and independent cinema. This year's festival has officially opened and film buffs everywhere are excited, at the same time curious, about which film will win the Palme d'Or. We are in no position to predict the winner, but we do have our favorites, from the ones in competition and otherwise. In no definitive order, here is a list of 10 films that we'd like to see.
This year's Cannes Film Festival is upon us and we are so excited! We are certain you're on pins and needles, waiting for the revelation of this year's winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or. So to appease your frenzy, we put together this little gallery of the very best film posters of all time.
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This article is dedicated to Serge Moulinier, a largely unknown French photographer who won one of the most important prizes in France with a book on Greek architecture. Strangely, little information can be found on the Internet about this great photographer whose work had also been published in an important essay written by the famous John Szarkowski, former Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the second part of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
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Channel your inner filmmaker and tell your very own story through the LomoKino, just in time for the highly-anticipated 68th Cannes Film Festival set to take place later this month. We've rounded up some of the most innovative and informative tipsters from the community for you to peruse before you start crankin'!
The 2001 coming-of-age drama film by Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón is now part of the highly-respected, prestigious The Criterion Collection catalog. What's more, it has a new cover image taken by Carlos Somonte using his Diana F+.
Issa Ng is a Hong Kong-based fashion and commercial photographer. Leveraging on many years working as an art director and stylist for several international brands in the advertising industry, he was able to develop a strong sense of style and talent for conceptual execution, composition and intense imagery. He now specializes in portraits, and is continuously on the lookout for new and exciting projects. He talks about his experience shooting with the Lomography Petzval 58 Bokeh Control lens in this interview.
Geoffrey Berliner is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York. As the head of an organization whose goals are 'to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level' and 'to continue to publicize the impact photography has had and continues to have on culture, history and the arts,' his exposure to photographic materials -from 19th century gems to modern equipment- is so extensive, one cannot even begin to fathom just how much knowledge and experience this man has acquired. His collection of over 2000 vintage Petzval lenses is unparalleled, and the object of envy of both traditional and contemporary photographers. Although such lenses are reputed to require a certain level of skill to be used, Berliner seems to manage them with so much ease, producing splendid results.
Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.