This edition: July 2013 (in French)
Original tape date: July 17, 2013.
First aired: July 18, 2013.
In 1915 on the French riviera, one Renoir was declining and another was beginning to rise. But both found inspiration in a beautiful red-hair young woman called Andrée. Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste works on his canvases despite his arthritis. His son Jean who returns with injuries from World War 1 is soon to find his vocation as a film director. He will marry Andrée and make her a star. This fable of young and old is captured by film director Gilles Bourdos and cinematographer Mark Lee in a film titled simply Renoir. Canapé steals a look.
“Amour” by Michael Haneke
Young love is a popular theme from Romeo and Juliet to the latest sitcom. But what of mature love? Winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, the 2012 European Film Award as Best Film, and many other international prizes, Amour directed by Michael Haneke follows the last months of a devoted Parisian couple in their eighties as played by French film icons Jean Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. Noted critic Annette Insdorf guides CANAPE through the art of this humanist masterpiece.
At the Lycee Gustave Flaubert they teach respect for literature and creativity. But what if things go too far? What if the line between literature and life, between teacher and student begins to blur? Winner of major prizes at Toronto and San Sebastian, the new film by Francois Ozon In the House poses those questions while employing a first rate cast of Fabrice Luchini, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Kristin Scott-Thomas. Director Ozon shares his thoughts about the project with CANAPE.
Many documentaries inform and argue. a privileged few immerse spectators without judgments into experiences they are unlikely to have on their own. The new film by directors Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor Leviathan takes the viewer out for a night of commercial fishing on a trawler off the coast of New Bedford, Massachussets. There is a little dialogue, no narration and a ferocious antagonist: the sea. No aspect of the rigors of fishing goes unrecorded. Canapé head to the high seas to join the crew.
Gilles Bourdos Director
Annette Insdorf Director of Undergraduate Film Studies, Columbia University
François Ozon Film Director
Verena Paravel Director