This edition: October 2013 (In French)
Original tape date: October 23, 2013.
First aired: October 24, 2013.
1/ "Blue is the Warmest Color" by Abdellatif Kechiche
What is it like to come of age in France today? It is a central question in the films of Abdellatif Kechiche. In Games of Love and Chance he explored working class high schoolers. In The Secret of the Grain he portrayed several generations of a North African immigrant family. His most recent work Blue is the Warmest Color, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, charts the romantic voyage of a young lesbian couple. The director dedicated his movie to the Tunisian youth for their revolution and their aspiration to live and love freely. He talks with Canapé about free speech and the sexual revolution.
2/ Retrospective Jean Luc Godard
If there is a single revolutionary year in cinema of the of the past seventy five years, it must be 1959 when the French New Wave burst up on the global film scene. Many of those great creators are now gone. The number includes Francois Truffaut and Eric Rohmer. But perhaps the most radical of them all is still with us and creating cinema for the 21st century. He is, of course, Jean Luc Godard, the director of Breathless. Canapé shares interviews with Godard's biographer Richard Brody, actress Anna Karina and his director of photography Raoul Coutard, for the occasion of a full retrospective of his work at Lincoln Center, New York.
3/ Director of Photography Pierre Lhomme
Winner of major cinematography awards from France, Britain, and the European Union, Pierre Lhomme has worked on some of the most respected and beloved films from France of the last fifty years. His collaborators have included Chris Marker, Jean Pierre Melville, Robert Bresson, and James Ivory, among many others. As the classic 1963 documentary Le Joli Mai, which he co-directed, makes its debut in a restored version on DVD, CANAPE returns to an earlier conversation with the master of light about his work on Army of Shadows.
4/ Centennial of Albert Camus's birth
In 1957 Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times." Three years later he died at only 46 years old in a car crash. For several decades university students around the world read and debated his thought. More recently, his work has been less visible. On the occasion of his centennial CANAPE speaks with his biographer Olivier Todd about Camus’ abiding effect upon literary culture and his relevance now.
Richard Brody Author
Raoul Coutard Cinematographer
Adèle Exarchopoulos Actress
Anna Karina Actress
Abdellatif Kechiche Film Director
Pierre Lhomme Director of Photography
Olivier Todd Author