Eclipse followed by True Blood. It was a day of werewolves, vampires, and the (slightly irritating) women who love them.
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(the very last festival entry – finished on June 29, 2010)
John Ford on the set of Air Mail (1932).
This is the busiest installment of Cinema Ritrovato I can recall. We scarcely have time to sleep, let alone blog. The coordinators Peter von Bagh, Gian Luca Farinelli, and Guy Borlée have outdone themselves in offering something for everybody, from early films to postwar French and Italian rarities up through a tribute to Stanley Donen and special screenings of The Leopard and Metropolis. Our attention has been riveted by the 1910 programs and an extensive collection of films directed by Alberto Capellani, a little-known master of silent film.
Switzerland has decided not to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the US, where the Oscar-winning director stands accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977. The European press deplores the intervention of politics and fears the case will set an unfortunate precedent for other stars.
Animator and fine artist Carlos Ramos has created a magnificent series of paintings inspired by the films of Stanley Kubrick. The show, titled “Kubrick,” opens July 10 at CoproGallery in Santa Monica, California, and runs until August 3. Above, “The Death of Frank Poole, from 2001: A Space Odyssey” (cel vinyl on wood, 18″ x 24″). More images after the jump.