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HIGHLIGHTS 2012

Ted Fendt

(Leer en castellano)

autrement, la Molussie (Nicolas Rey, 2012)



What I most remember when thinking back over films I watched in 2012 are a number of retrospective series that helped me to discover the work of filmmakers I had either never known about, whose work I had ignored for one reason or another, or whose films simply hadn’t screened anywhere near me before.

William Wellman – Film Forum, NYC
John Carpenter – IFC Center, NYC
Walter Hill – IFC Center, NYC
Robert Bresson – Film Forum & BAMcinématek, NYC
Toute la mémoire du monde – Cinémathèque Française, Paris
Internationalist Cinema for Today – Anthology Film Archives, NYC
Jean Epstein – Anthology Film Archives, NYC


Favorite new films I saw in 2012:

autrement, la Molussie (Nicolas Rey, 2012)
Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012)
Traveling Light (Gina Telaroli, 2011)
The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt, 2012)
Un été brulant (Phillip Garrel, 2011)
The Day He Arrived (Hong Sang-soo, 2011)
East Hastings Pharmacy (Antoine Bourges, 2012)
Austerity Measures (Ben Russell, Guillaume Cailleau, 2011)


Reading:

1. The American Earthquake, Patriotic Gore: A Study of the Literature of the American Civil War, and Memoirs of Hecate County – Edmund Wilson
2. Ecrits 1926-1971 – Jean Renoir
3. Aux bonheurs des dames – Emile Zola
4. William A. Wellman: A Dossier – Edited by Gina Telaroli and David Phelps
5. Robert Bresson – Edited by James Quandt

 

Ted Fendt (U.S.A.) has translated several texts and interviews about European cinema into English, publishing them in his blog, Howling Wretches, and other blogs and magazines like Kino Slang, MUBI, La Furia Umana y Lumière. He also collaborates with Anthology Film Archives.