Le Livre d’Image

Le Livre d’Image

Cannes

CANNES 2018: A BALANCE

By Mónica Delgado

It’s been over a week since the Golden Palm was awarded to Hirokazu Kore-eda Shoplifters, an event which closed a festival that kept its classics leitmotivs in a low key: miserabilism, cruelty or the overrating of a cinema with messages and big issues had its few peaks. Even if this year the program was better in quality compared to other edition, the jury, presided by Cate Blanchett, was discreet when awarding common themes, like the award given to the unambitious Kore-eda film, a plain family drama without any major stylistic attributes. Point aside was the jury prize to Capharnaum by Libanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki, a fact which confirm that despite the good films that made this a noble edition, remains a liking for the kind of films that look to edify consciences through stories of misery, war and refugees.

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Cannes

CANNES 2018: LE LIVRE D’IMAGE BY JEAN-LUC GODARD

By Mónica Delgado

In Le Livre d’Image, Godard not only elaborates an essay on image and words about the inevitable repetition (as a key concept) and the role of memory in that matter, but he also gives an outstanding offer about materiality of cinema from the digital format, which dilates or exorcises it.

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CANNES 2018: LE LIVRE D’IMAGE DE JEAN-LUC GODARD

Por Mónica Delgado

Jean-Luc Godard es el único cineasta del mundo que logra meter a más de tres mil personas a una sala para hacerlos ver (u obligarlos a ver) cine experimental. Por ello, resulta interesante la inclusión de un film como Le Livre d’Image (The Image Book) en la competencia oficial de la 71° edición de Cannes, tanto en el aspecto extracinematográfico que menciono, de convocar a críticos y periodistas que extrañan al cineasta de Al final de la escapada, Week-end o Pierrot Le Fou (la película del afiche oficial de este año), como en el aspecto del ensayo experimental en sí, la de Godard convirtiendo la sala Lumiére en una gran instalación o espacio de experimentación.

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