The Bill Douglas Trilogy
Abstract A fundamental piece of British cinema in the seventies of the last century and quite unappreciated in his country for a long time, Bill Douglas’ trilogy converts the director’s harsh childhood and adolescence into everlasting images through an exercise in which, in the wake of Chekhov, memory is filtered... Read More
On the rigour of storytelling. About Invasión (Hugo Santiago, 1969)
Abstract The article analyses a film transposing a substantial part of Jorge Luis Borges’ universe while casting a new light on notions such as «political cinema», «epic» and «fantastique». A literary universe meets a refined vision of the art of cinematography derived directly from the teachings of Robert Bresson to... Read More
The violence of image or the image of violence – Introduction
Full article – Introduction – Spanish (pdf)
Demasiado pronto, demasiado tarde. El cine de Straub-Huillet y la sombra de Europa.
Abstract Sixteen years after Lothringen! (1994), Jean-Marie Straub revisits a text by nationalist writer Maurice Barrès and presents L’héritier (2010). Both films examine with utmost rigor the scars left by years of German occupation of the French regions Alsace and Lorraine. But let nobody say he was not warned: past... Read More