This edition: November 2010Tweet
Original tape date: November 18, 2010.
1/ Stephane Kossmann
Film festivals are rituals that promote their own rituals. Case in point: the red carpet. Stars and filmmakers don’t just arrive. They do the red carpet. More than just advertising, it is a place and a moment to show style, fashion, and even wit. Amid the excitement, seemingly endless cameras flash to capture the celebrity walk. A true artist of the special experience of the red carpet at Cannes is photographer Stephane Kossman. CANAPE captures him at an exhibit of his work.
In 1966 The Beatles released their seventh album Revolver. It was an immediate hit. Forty years later in 2006 three young Frenchmen born in the mid-1980s decided to form a band and call it Revolver in homage to The Beatles and the musical innovations of 1960s rock-pop. They also decided to sing in the language of their heroes: English. Two successful recordings later they have gained their own place in the musical landscape. CANAPE finds them at the CMJ Music Festival.
3/ The Next Three Days
What’s a Hollywood movie these days? It might just be something starring an Australian, directed by an American, and based on a French film. The new thriller The Next Three Days starring Russell Crowe, directed by Paul Haggis, and produced by Marc Missonnier fits the bill perfectly. CANAPE stops by to chat with the makers of global Hollywood.
4/ Michel Houellebecq
If it’s autumn in Paris, it must be time for the Prix Goncourt. This year the top prize went to controversial author Michel Houellebercq for his novel La carte et le territoire, which translates as The Map and the Territory. Described as “part murder mystery and part commentary on the decline of France in the post-industrial era,” the book will surely generate debate. CANAPE revisits an earlier interview with the author.
5/ Yelle : The Music Band is back on tour in the United States
6/ African Diaspora Film Festival
The world knows that Spike Lee and Will Smith make movies in America. But few Americans know the works of film artists of African descent from elsewhere in the world. Since 1993 the African Diaspora Film Festival in New York has been correcting that imbalance with films from Jamaica to Germany, from Sao Paulo to Senegal, and more. CANAPE drops in for a visit.
7/ Nathalie Baye
She had a minor part in Francois Truffaut’s classic 1973 Day for Night. Ever since she has had a major role in the French cinema as one of her country’s top stars. She is Nathalie Baye. Her many memorable films include Jean Luc Godard’s Detective, Claude Chabrol’s Flower of Evil, Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, and Daniel Vigne’s The Return of Martin Guerre. CANAPE catches up with the beautiful thespian at Lincoln Center in New York where she is being feted with a retrospective.
8/ Volker Schlondorff
Loved and hated, dismissed quickly by some, endlessly debated by others Last Year at Matrienbad written by Alain Robbe-Grillet and directed by Alin Resnais is now accepted as not only a key film of the 1960s but a film that changed how people think about the movies. What was it like to make the film? As it turns out, multiple award winning German director Volker Schlondorff was a young assistant on the production. At Maison Francaise of New York University he talks to CANAPE about his experience and newly found footage shot on the set.
Nathalie Baye Actress
Paul Haggis Film Director
Michel Houellebecq Author, "The Elementary Particles"
Stephanie Kossmann Photographer
Marc Missonnier Flim Producer
Revolver Music Band
Volker Schlondorff Film Director
Yelle Music Band