Looking back at the just-concluded Seattle International Film Festival, Sean, Evan and Ryan discuss Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, Claire Denis’s Let the Sunshine In, Vivian Qu’s Angels Wear White, and more festival highlights.
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Note: as this film is under embargo until its release in the Seattle area, here are exactly 75 words.
Director and critic Tavernier amiably narrates, with ample clips and sharp insights, a history of his cinephilia. After a formative encounter with Becker, we circle magically from Renoir through Gabin, Carné and Prévert, Jaubert and Kosma, then outward to find Constantine, Berry, Gréville and more. Each discovery leading to a new object of obsession. The last hour (Melville-Godard-Sautet) is more scattershot, reflecting the happy chaos of a young adulthood spent haunting Paris’s ciné-clubs and journals.