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Editorial Mountains May Depart China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son, he names Dollar. From China to Australia, the lives, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed.

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Russian Film Week Besides the highly anticipated sell-out Mathilde and Anytime, RFW delivers the best of Russian Film in the last 18 months, demonstrating the depth, richness, variety, and impressive technological innovation that Russian cinema has to offer to the world.

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Books and Box Sets for Xmas Suggestions for Christmas gifts for your film loving friends and family.

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Jupiter’s Moon Aryan is a Syrian refugee trying to make his way into Hungary from Serbia along with his father and other wretched souls. They are caught and find themselves in a web of cynicism and corruption.

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Coming Soon MbM looks ahead at the films that you can expect to get excited about seeing over the next few months.

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Cinema Retrospect MbM reflects on 2017 and names its favourite films, actors and actresses.

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Films About Film A listicle on the numerous titles of films which are about films and film people. An endless love affair for movie buffs.

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Poster: Jupiter’s Moon Poster: Mountains May Depart PHOTO CREDITS: Arrow Films: 1,4,6,7,32 Altitude Film Distribution: 21.25 Curzon Artificial Eye: 16,18,19,31 Studio Canal: 24 Paramount: 12 ANT! PODE 9 Provzglyad: 10 Signature Entertainment: 20 Twentieth Century Fox: 22 Dogwoolf: 23

ACKOWLEDGEMENTS: We would like to thank the following for their co-operation in finding images for this magazine: Image.net Jake Garriock at Curzon.com Hannah Farr at Artificial Eye Emma Deakins at AR-PR

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EDITORIAL The curtains are about to close and the lights to rise on another year of Movies by Mills and what a year of films it has been. 70 films have been reviewed and 14 of those have received a maximum rating of 10/10. So, before you leave your seats, let us look at what is on offer for you in the final edition of the MbM magazine this year. Our cover feature review is the magnificently emotive Chinese film Mountains May Depart, directed by Zhangke Jia and starring Tao Zhao. The film is about the life of Tao and those close to her, and is explored in three-time periods: past, present, future. The other review is Jupiter’s Moon, a tale about an extraordinary young man who can levitate at will. The year is reviewed in Cinema Retrospect, announcing MbM’s favourite film, actor, actress, director, and favourite documentary and animated film. New features are: Russian Film Week. Festive look at what to buy your film friends and family for Christmas: Books and Box Sets. And a long-awaited listicle on all the films which have been made about films. A film buff’s dream So, thank you for loving Movies by Mills and telling all your film-loving friends about us.

WISHING YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! Brian Mills

Magazine Editor

Paul Ridler

Magazine Designer

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MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART Directed by Zhangke Jia Starring: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang He is with his father. He won custody. You’re better off with your Dad. Your Mama’s no use to you. - Shen Tao This is a perfectly bookended film, opening vibrantly with a whole group of people singing to the Pet Shop Boys “Go West” and closing with the same number with Tao dancing in the snow. Both scenes centre on the film’s protagonist Tao (Zhao Tao) Zhangke Jia’s muse and wife) The film is divided into three chapters: 1999, 2014, 2025. In the first chapter, Tao is being courted by two suitors, a coal miner Liangzi (Liang Jin Dong) and a rising capitalist Zhang (Zhang Yi). At the beginning of the romantic triad they are all good friends but when Zhang’s financial and social standing elevates his position, the rivalry between the two men grows increasingly hostile and the triangle disintegrates. Tao and Zhang get married, Liangzi leaves town broken-hearted. The chapter draws to a close with the birth of Tao and Zhang’s son, who Zhang names Dollar in celebration of his accumulating fortune. The second chapter, 2014, sees Tao still living in the northern town of Fenyang, but divorced from Zhang, whose wealth has skyrocketed and has moved to Shanghai with Dollar, while Liangzi returns, impoverished and dying of cancer. In 2025, the final chapter is set mainly in Australia, where Zhang and Dollar have emigrated, living in a futuristic society where the youth of the large Chinese expatriate community no longer speak Chinese and study their own culture at university. Dollar is now 18 years old. He has been educated at an international school in Shanghai, is alienated from his father, and has forgotten about Tao. He doesn’t remember anything about his mother other than her name. For his own emotional survival, Dollar begins an intimate relationship with Mia (Sylvia Chang), a college professor who becomes his surrogate mother. The writer and director Jia Zhangke, previously known for making Still Life, Unknown Pleasures, and The World, has made a poignant drama that covers 26 years in its exploration of the important role of the emotions in our most intimate relationships, and he explains that the “Past-Present-Future” structure of the story opens it up to this theme: 4


I felt the urgent need to make a film about emotions. Chinese society today is very based on wealth creation, in sync with the rapid economic developments. And the new technologies which economic development has brought us, such as the internet and highspeed trains, are also changing the ways we feel and express our emotions. Moving pictures are meant to move you and Mountains May Depart does just that. You will journey with the characters and empathise with them and it is Jia Zhangke’s most emotive film yet, with an enormously moving performance by Zhao Tao. At the London Film Festival in 2015, Jia Zhangke expressed his reasons for wanting to make the film:

The film is quite relevant to my personal life because I have been travelling round making films all the time and had very little time to visit my mother back home. Before I left, my mum gave me a bunch of keys: “It is these house keys, you need to keep a set”. And only then did I realize that I didn’t have the keys to my old home, so I felt I had so little time for my own emotion and sentiment, and therefore I wanted to make this film. When I was writing it, it wasn’t the original idea to write the future because it is only when you have experienced something that after some time you realize how you feel. Time is a very important factor in emotion and sentiment and therefore I wanted to write something about this. And what were Tao Zhao’s feelings of working with the director and interpreting the character of Shen Tao? Even though we have worked together for more than a decade, every experience is new to me. So, every time we start working on a project, it is a brand-new project, a brand new contribution – and everything is new. In fact, not only the director but the entire crew. We have worked together for more than a decade, therefore there is a lot of understanding between us, and especially in this film. There was this scene when I had to go to the hospital to collect my father’s body. So, there is a lot of discussion during the creative process. For instance, with this scene, the director thought I should be explicit in the way I express my emotion. He thought I should have been more conserved, but to me, my father has been the only person so close to me, so it would be quite unlikely to hide my feelings. In the end there was a compromise. I was weeping along the way, but the sound I made gradually became quieter. The result was that I was able to express how I thought about this role, but was able to incorporate the director’s idea to achieve the aesthetics of the role. Whatever the motivations between director and star, the ultimate result is up there on the screen for all to see and to feel. Mountains May Depart is a remarkable achievement.

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Zhang Jinsheng (Yi Zhang) and Shen Tao (Tao Zhao) in Mountains May Depart.

Zhang Jinsheng (Yi Zhang) and Shen Tao (Tao Zhao) in Mountains May Depart. 6


Zhang Daole aka Dollar (Zishan Rong) and Shen Tao (Tao Zhao) in Mountains May Depart.

Shen Tao (Tao Zhao) in Mountains May Depart. 7


RUSSIAN FILM WEEK November 19th - 28th RFW returns this year for the second time and is twice as big, making it the biggest cross-cultural Russian event to have taken place outside Russia and screening across cities in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh. Here are some of the films and events.

ATTRACTION Directed by Fedor Bondarchuk Starring: Irina Starshenbaum, Aexander Petrov. After an alien ship crash lands onto a Russian city, many who saw it and the occupants start to question their own existence while there are those who demand the aliens leave Earth.

FILM POSTER EXHIBITION 24 SNOW Directed by Mikhail Barynin Documentary.

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MUSIC IN FILM LAKE VOSTOK AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS Directed by Ekaterina Eremenka Documentary.

LOVELESS

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev Starring: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Ruzin A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

MASTERCLASS ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV

He has become one of the most respected directors in Russia and international cinema.

KHARMS Directed by Ivan Bolotniko Starring: Alexsander Bsshirov, Grigory Chaban Tells the story of the life of Daniil Yuvachev. Music and silence, creativity and impotence, contemplation and buffoonery. He considers himself a genius but the publishers refuse to print his works. He loves women, and they don’t understand him.

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CLOSENESS Directed by Kantemir Balagov Starring: Atrim Cipin, Olga Dragunova 1998, Nalchik. A Jewish family is in trouble: the youngest son and his bride do not come home, and in the morning, a ransom note arrives. The ransom is so high that the family is forced out.

THE REAL OCTOBER Directed by Katrin Rothe Starring Maximilian Brauer, Inka Friedrich The Russian Revolutionary Year. Narrated from the point of view of the involved artists.

POLINA Directed by Olias Barco Starring: Polina Pechenko, Virginie Ledoyen 11-year-old Polina embarks on a magical journey to find the truth about her past and her family.

ARRHYTHEMIA Directed by Boris Kalernikov Starring: Galina Averyanova, Irina Gorbacheva Oleg is a young gifted paramedic. His wife Katya works at the hospital emergency department. She loves Oleg, but he is fed up with him caring more about patients than her.

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RFW ECOLOGY DAY EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION: BORIS GREBENSHIKOV PAINTINGS – THE WAY TO THE MOON RFW SHORT FILM PROGRAMME

RFW ECOLOGY DAY DREAMFISH Directed by Anton Bilzho Starring: Vladimir Mishukov Roman is a born proofreader from a family of proofreaders, a real intellectual from St Petersburg who comes to Narva-Joesuu, a small Estonian Spa town, to find inspiration and tranquillity.

NEAREST AND DEAREST Directed by Kseniya Zneva Starring: Elena Chekmosova, Andrey Stoyanov A family living on the outskirts of Moscow are marked in quarrels, discomfort and mutual oppression. They spit negative emotions at each other, forgetting about love, compassion and God. A tragedy will take them through a belated catharsis.

BOLSHOY Directed by Valery Todorovsky Starring: Valertina Tecichkina, Ekcterina Samuiina A Russian Ballerina struggles to play in Bolshoy Theatre.

HAVE FUN, VASYA! Directed by Roman Karimov Starring: Efim Petrunin, Lyubov Aksyonva Contemporary Russia. Mitya and Alisa are set to get married. The problem is that, Mitya is still married to Vasya, who refuses to grant a divorce.

MASTERCLASS BY VALERY TODOROVSKY

HOSTAGES Directed by Rezo Gigineishvili Starring: Irakli Kvirikdze, Tinatin Dalakishvili 1983. When seven young Georgians attempt to flee the Soviet Union by hijacking an airliner. 11


BOOKS AND BOX SETS FOR CHRISTMAS It’s that time of year when your film-loving friends and family would love to receive a film book or box set on their favourite star or film. So, we thought a few suggestions might help you to get into the festive spirit and shop for your loved ones. Here are a few suggestions:

THE AUDREY HEPBURN COLLECTION Five of Audrey Hepburn’s most popular films: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Co-starring George Peppard.

Sabrina Co-starring Humphrey Bogart and William Holden

Roman Holiday Co-starring Gregory Peck

Funny Face Co-starring Fred Astaire

Paris When It Sizzles Co-starring William Holden 12


THE HUMPHREY BOGART COLLECTION The Maltese Falcon Co-starring Mary Astor

Casablanca Co-starring Ingrid Bergman

The Big Sleep Co-starring Lauren Bacall

Key Largo Co-starring Lauren Bacall

THE CARY GRANT BOX SET The Philadelphia Story Co-starring Katharine Hepburn

Arsenic and Old Lace Co-starring Josephine Hull and Jean Adair

Charade Co-starring Audrey Hepburn

To Catch a Thief Co-starring Grace Kelly

THE JAMES STEWART HOLLYWOOD LEGEND COLLECTION Harvey Co-starring Wallace Ford

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Co-starring Katharine Hepburn

The Glenn Miller Story Co-starring June Allyson

The Shop Around the Corner Co-starring Margaret Sullivan

FOREVER MARILYN Some Like It Hot Co-starring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Co-starring Jane Russell

The Seven Year Itch Co-starring Tom Ewell

How to Marry a Millionaire Co-starring Betty Grable 13


BOOKS We’ll Always Have Casablanca. The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie By Noah Isenberg.

Hardback £25

GEORGE LUCAS – A LIFE By Brian Jay Jones.

Paperback £9.99

THE LITTLE WHITE LIES GUIDE TO MAKING YOUR OWN MOVIE By Little White Lies.

Hardback £12.99

THE STANLEY KUBRICK ARCHIVES By Alison Castle.

Hardback £14.99

STAR WARS STORMTROOPERS BEYOND THE ARMOR By Ryder Windham and Adam Bray.

Hardback £30

STAR WARS – THE IMPERIAL HANDBOOK By Daniel Wallace.

Hardback £12.99

HARRY POTTER – THE CHARACTER VAULT By Jody Revenson.

Hardback £30

GODDESS By Anthony Summers.

Paperback £16.99

TARANTINO By Tom Shone.

Hardback £24.95

SOME KIND OF HERO By Matthew Field. Paperback £18.99

WOODY ALLEN FILM BY FILM By Jason Solomons.

Paperback £25 Second Edition.

1001 MOVIES YOU SHOULD SEE BEFORE YOU DIE By Steven Jay Schneider.

Paperback £20

THE PRINCESS DIARIST By Carrie Fisher.

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Paperback £8.99


STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI VISUAL DICTIONARY By Pablo Hidalgo.

Paperback £14.07

A LIFE IN PARTS By Bryan Cranston.

Paperback £8.99

HARRY POTTER By J K Rowling.

Hardback £22.99

THE ART AND SOUL OF BLADE RUNNER 2049 By Tanya Lapointe and Denis Villeneuve.

Hardback £39.99

RADIO TIMES GUIDE TO FILMS 2018 Paperback £27.50

THE FILM BOOK By Ronald Bergan.

Hardback £13.49

MOVIE GEEK By Simon Brew.

Paperback £15.99

HER AGAIN: BECOMING MERYL STREEP By Michael Schulman.

Paperback £8.99

THE COEN BROTHERS: THE ICONIC FILMMAKERS AND THEIR WORK By Ian Nathan.

Hardback £25.

NEVERTHELESS: A MEMOIR By Alec Baldwin.

Paperback £9.99

HIGH NOON: THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC By Glenn Frankel.

Hardback £30

FILM PILOT: FROM JAMES BOND TO HURRICANE KATRINA By Jerry Grayson.

Paperback £12.99

LOOKING AT MOVIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO FILMS By Richard Barsam and Dave Monahan.

Paperback £81

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JUPITER’S MOON Directed by Kornél Mundruczó Starring: Merob Ninidze, Zsombor Jéger, György Cserhalmi. Why are you alive? - Stern You have a purpose and I have a purpose – Aryan A young immigrant, Aryan, is shot while trying to cross the border to get into Hungary. Terrified and in shock, wounded Aryan can now mysteriously levitate at will. Thrown into a refugee camp, he is found by Dr Stern, intent on exploiting his extraordinary secret. Pursued by enraged camp director Lazlo, the fugitives remain on the move in search of safety and money. Inspired by Aryan’s amazing powers, Stern takes a leap of faith in a world where miracles are trafficked for small change. Stern (Merab Ninidze) is an errant doctor who has been suspended from his job at the hospital following a fatal mistake with an injection on a patient during a surgical operation. He has been forced to pay damages and interest and he attempts to pay off his debt by extracting migrants from refugee for hard cash, taking advantage of Aryan’s gift and putting his initial astonishment to one side, he decides to use Aryan’s (Zsombor Jéger) miraculous powers for his own lucrative purposes and goes along with him to take advantage of terminally ill people in search of divine hope. But the forces of law and order are soon on their heels in the guise of Laszlo (György Cserhalmi) who is the police officer who shot Aryan at the beginning of the film.

As the levitations and miracles increase, there is a change in Stern, who becomes aware of the ‘Christlike’ nature of this young man, who all the while is searching for his father after he disappeared the border crossing. The director Korneill Mundrusco dives straight into the action with an immersive beach landing and that sequence alone shows echoes of films like Spielberg’s Saving Prvate Ryan as Aryan with a group of refugees try to cross the border into Hungary. Such moments as these are well executed. Later there is a unique sequence Aryan spins around and around like a spin dryer. Obviously, Aryan is not killed in the shooting, but instead rises inexplicably above impending danger. It is in these moments that the film rises above other films in its genre like Children of Men, which starred Clive Owen. Indeed, there are times when we are reminded of the influence that Alfonso Cuaron’s films have on Mundrusco like the use of handheld camerawork and wide-angle lenses, as in the shots of unshaven men in worn trench coats trudging the streets, and even the lighting is reminiscent of Cuaron’s work. 16


The film also has much in common Mundruczo’s White God, which told of a fourteen-year-old girl Lili who fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lil sets out to find her dog and save him. At the opening of the film Jupiter is explained to have a large number of moons, and that one of these, Europa, has the potential to contain life. With this pre-credit introduction the narrative is set to focus on its protagonist, a Syrian refugee who develops superpowers. The superhuman, Aryan is referred to on numerous occasions as an angel, and the central character, a doctor named Stern is soon to be recognised as a non-believer, but slowly because of his experience with Aryan, gradually begins to believe in the ‘divine’. One of the most poignant lines; which many could relate to and you can envision thousands of hunched figures traipsing the streets with no purpose as to where they are going is: Nobody looks up anymore. If they did, they would experience an amazing sight, a man levitating above the rooftops of Budapest. Come, visit a miracle, something quite extraordinary, could be the logline to this movie. Undoubtedly the filmmaking is vividly arresting with shallow depth of shots that track Aryan’s movements, and a remarkably novel and effective approach to sound design. We are drawn to feel like we are with Aryan at all times, physically and emotionally. The technique is striking and highly impressive, but also in thrusting us alongside Aryan, making us feel the threat, the danger, the drama, the glaring acceptance for people to believe what they are seeing to be true and not some kind of madness. The problem the film has is that when Aryan is not levitating everything falls around us: the plot, the characters, because nothing can compare with the unexpected moments when Aryan is facing danger and levitates his way out of the situation. Jupiter’s Moon is not a great movie, but an interesting one that begs us to ask what will Kornél Mundruczó make next? From rising to the skies to diving to the depths of the seas. Mundruczo’s next film is Deeper. A deep-sea dive turns into an unexpected psychological exploration for a former astronaut who signed up for the mission. It stars Gal Gadot and Bradley Cooper. It seems that Jupiter’s Moon was just a lift-off for the director’s vision.

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Gabor Stern (Merab Ninidze) and Aryan (Zsombor Jéger) in Jupiter’s Moon.

Aryan (Zsombor Jéger) and Gabor Stern (Merab Ninidze) in Jupiter’s Moon. 18


Aryan (Zsombor Jéger) and child in Jupiter’s Moon.

Aryan (Zsombor Jéger) in Jupiter’s Moon. 19


COMING SOON Here are the films which you can expect to get excited about over the next three months. ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD Directed by Ridley Scott Starring Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 12

JUNGLE Directed by Greg McLean Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell, Thomas Kretschmann RELEASE DATE: January 12

THE POST Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson RELEASE DATE: January 19 20


ON CHESIL BEACH Directed by Dominic Cooke Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff RELEASE DATE: January 19

THE COMMUTER Directed by Jaume Collet-Sera Starring: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill RELEASE DATE: January 19

LAST FLAG FLYING Directed by Richard Linklater Starring: Bryan Cranston, Lawrence Fishburne, Steve Carell RELEASE DATE: January 26

PHANTOM THREAD Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville RELEASE DATE: February 2

LOVELESS Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev Starring: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Varvara Shmykova RELEASE DATE: February 9th

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5.17 TO PARIS Directed by Clint Eastwood Starring: Jenna Fischer, Judy Geer, Thomas Lennon RELEASE DATE: February 19

LADY BIRD Directed by Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Timothee Chalamet RELEASE DATE: February 16

THE SHAPE OF WATER Directed by Guillermo del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon RELEASE DATE: February 16

LEAN ON PETE Directed by Andrew Haigh Starring: Travis Fimmel, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Zhan RELEASE DATE: February 16 22


RED SPARROW Directed by Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Ciarin Hinds, Mary-Louise Parker RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMAAR STORY Directed by Alexandra Dean Starring: Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanne Basinger RELEASE DATE: MARCH 9th

READY PLAYER ONE Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring: Tye Sheridan, T.J. Miller, Olivia Cooke RELEASE DATE: MARCH 30

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CINEMA RETROSPECT 2017 MbM’s Film of the Year YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

Favourite Director LYNNE RAMSAY (You Were Never Really Here)

Favourite Actor Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Favourite Actress Tatiana Maslany (Stronger)

Favourite Documentary FACES PLACES

Favourite Animation LOVING VINCENT

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The following films were seen and reviewed during the year and are listed alphabetically. Beatrix At Dinner The Beguiled Blade Runner 2049 Borg/McEnroe Breathe Columbus Downsizing Dunkirk Filmworker The Florida Project Foxtrot Gifted A Ghost Story Hello Again! The Killing of a Sacred Deer Lean on Pete

Loveless Loving Vincent Lucky A Man Called Ove Maudie Maya Dadel My Generation On Chesil Beach Racer and the Jailbird The Rider Song to Song Souvenir Stronger Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Wonderstruck

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FILMS ABOUT FILMS The following listicle is about the many films which have been made and are still being made about the magnificent obsession that filmmakers have with producing films about actors, directors, cinematographers, and other members of a film’s crew, plus the eternal love affair they have with some of the best films of alltime. One of the finest ways to learn the art of film is to study the collaborative craft of the medium: learn, learn, learn, from the masters of movies, whatever your dream may be: make them, show them, write about them or watch them – this list is for you. 21 YEARS: QUENTIN TARENTINO

Directed by Tara Wood

5 BROKEN CAMERAS

Directed by Emad Burnat &

8 ½

Directed by Federico Fellini

A DECADE UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Directed by Ted Demme & Richard La Gravenese

A JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

A MOVIE LIFE

Directed by Selton Mello

A PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH MARTIN SCORSESE THROUGH AMERICAN MOVIES

Guy David

Directed by Martin Scorsese & Michael Henry Wilson

A USEFUL LIFE

Directed by Federico Veiroj

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: A REPORT

Directed by Bahman Aghdashloo

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: THE ART OF LIVING

Directed by Pat Collins & Fergus Daly

THE ADVENTURES OF GEORGE THE PROJECTIONIST

Directed by Tim Higham

AFTER MIDNIGHT

Directed by Davide Ferrario

ALTMAN

Directed by Ron Mann

AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE

Directed by Roberto Rodriguez

AMERICAN MOVIE

Directed by Chris Smith

THE ARTIST

Directed by Michel Hazanavicious

THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES

Directed by Chuck Workman

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Directed by Vincente Minelli

BACK IN TIME

Directed by Jason Aron

BEHIND THE SCREEN

Directed by Stefan Baumgartner

BELLISSIMO: IMMAGINI DEL CINEMA ITALIANO

Directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi

BERTOLUCCI ON BERTOLUCCI

Directed by Walter Fasano & Luca Guadagnina

THE BIG KNIFE

Directed by Robert Aldrich

BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD

Directed by Rob Kuhns

BLUE VELVET REVISITED

Directed by Peter Braatz

BOGIE AND BACALL

Directed by Helise Stamos

BOMBSHELL – THE HEDY LAMAAR STORY

Directed by Alexandra Dean

BRIGHT LIGHTS

Directed by Alexis Bloom & Fisher Stevens

BRING ME THE HEAD OF LANCE HENRIKSEN

Directed by Michael Worth

BROKEN EMBRACES

Directed by Pedro Almodovar

BUNUEL

Directed by Rafael Cortes

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BURDEN OF DREAMS BUSTER KEATON RIDES AGAIN CAMERA BUFF CAMERAMAN – THE LIFE AND WORK OF JACK CARDIFF CAPTURING REALITY CASTING BY CELLULOID CHACON SON CINEMA (TO EACH HIS OWN CINEMA)

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CHAPLIN CIAO, FEDERICO! CINEMA PARADISO CINEMA VERITE: DEFINING THE MOMENT CINEMANIA

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CLOSE-UP CITY OF GOD – 10 YEARS LATER

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COLOUR ME KUBRICK COMING SOON COMING UP ROSES CONTEMPT CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS THE CUTTING EDGE – THE MAGIC OF MOVING EDITING DANGEROUS DAYS – THE MAKING OF BLADE RUNNER DAVID LYNCH: THE ART OF LIFE

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DAVID STRATTON: A CINEMATIC LIFE DAY FOR NIGHT THE DEAL DE PALMA DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID DEAN TAVOULARIS, LE MAGICIAN D’HOLLYWOOD DEREK CAMERON’S DOMINION DON’T SAY NO UNTIL I FINISH TALKING: THE STORY OF RICHARD D ZANUCK

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Les Blank John Spotton Krzysztof Kieslowski Craig McCall Pepita Ferrari Tom Donahue Carlo Lizani Omnibus for 60th Anniversary of Cannes film festival, 30 Directors Richard Attenborough Gideon Bachman Giuseppe Tornatore Peter Wintonick Angela Christlieb & Stephen Kijak Abbas Kiarostami Cavi Borges & Luciano Vidigal Brian W. Cook Sophon Sakdaphisit Stephen Bayley Jean-Luc Godard Woody Allen

Directed by Wendy Apple Directed by Charles de Lauzirika Directed by John Nguyen, Olivia Neersgaard-Holm & Rick Barnes Directed by Sally Aitken Directed by Francois Truffaut Directed by Steven Schachter Directed by Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow Directed by Carl Reiner Directed by Clara & Robert Kuperberg Directed by Ian Rintoul Directed by Laurent Bouzereau

EASTWOOD DIRECTS: THE UNTOLD STORY

Directed by Richard Schickel

EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS, HOW SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GENERATION SAVED HOLLYWOOD. ED WOOD ELSTREE 1976 EN COMPAGNIE DI ERIC ROHMER ENTER THE SAMURAI EVEN THE RAIN EVERYTHING IS COPY

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THE FILM CRITIC FEAR ITSELF FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL FILMING OTHELLO THE FILM THAT BUYS THE CINEMA

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Kenneth Bowser Tim Burton Jon Spira Marie Riviere Brent Baisley Iciar Bollain Jacob Bernstein & Nick Hooker Hernan Guerschuny Charlie Lyne Paul McGuigan Orson Welles Nicolas Roeg, Peter Strickland, Ben Rivers, Jem Cohen, Emma Hedditch & Jennet Thomas

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FILMING THE TRIAL

Directed by Orson Welles

THE FILMMAKER

Directed by Lee Stoneman

THE FILMMAKER AND THE LABYRINTH

Directed by Rober Ando

FILMWORKER

Directed by Tony Zerra

FINAL CUT – LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

Directed by Gyorgy Palfi

THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS

Directed by Jorgen Leith & Lars Von Trier

FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES: THE STORY OF AMERICAN FILM CRITICISM

Directed by Gerald Peary

FRANK AND AVA

Directed by Michael Obloitz

FROM THE JOURNALS OF JEAN SEBERG

Directed by Mark Rappaport

FULL TILT BOOGIE

Directed by Sarah Kelly

GABLE AND LOMBARD

Directed by Sidney J. Furie

GAZZARA

Directed by Joseph Rezwin

THE GODFATHER FAMILY – A LOOK INSIDE

Directed by Jeff Werner

GETTING GILLIAM

Directed by Vincenzo Natale

THE GLANCE OF MUSIC

Directed by Guiseppe Tornatore

GOODBYE, DRAGON INN

Directed by Ming-Liang Tsai

GREAT DIRECTORS

Directed by Angela Ismailos

GUY AND MADELEINE ON A PARK BENCH

Directed by Damien Chazelle

HANS ZIMMER LIVE ON TOUR

Directed by Tim Van Someron

HARRY DEAN STANTON PARTIALLY FICTION

Directed by Sophie Huber

HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOVIE?

Directed by Paul Anton Smith

HEARTS OF DARKNESS – A FILMMAKER APOCALYPSE

Directed by Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper & Eleanor Coppola

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO

Directed by Serge Bromberg & Ruxandra Medrea

HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU, WARNER BROS

Directed by Robert Guenette

HITCHCOCK

Directed by Sacha Gervasi

HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT

Directed by Kent Jones

HOLLYWOOD MAVERICKS

Directed by Florence Dauman & Dale Ann Strieber

HOLLYWOOD RENEGADE

Directed by Benn Sculberg

THE HOLLYWOUDN’TS

Directed by Darius Van Wilhere

HOOPER

Directed by Hal Needham

HUGO

Directed by Martin Scorsese

I’M ALMOST NOT CRAZY: JOHN CASSAVETES – THE MAN AND HIS WORK

Directed by Michael Ventura

ILLUSION

Directed by Michael A Goorjian

THE INNER CIRCLE

Directed by Audrey Konchovsky

IN SEARCH OF FELLINI

Directed by Taron Lexton

INGRID BERGMAN – IN HER OWN WORDS

Directed by Stig Bjorkman

INNISFREE

Directed by Jose Luis Guerin

INTERVISTA

Directed by Federico Fellini

JACKS

Directed by Bernard Rose

JACQUOT DE NANTES

Directed by Agnes Varda

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

Directed by Frank Pavich

THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS

Directed by Mami Sunada

KING KONG (3RD version)

Directed by Peter Jackson

KUROSAWA’S WAY

Directed by Catherine Cadou

LA LA LAND

Directed by Damien Chazelle

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

THE LAST PROJECTIONIST

Directed by Thomas Lawes, Eugene Lennert, & Chris Pecoraro

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LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT

Directed by Jacques Demy

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLARS

Directed by Stephen Hopkins

LIGHT KEEPS ME COMPANY

Directed by Carl-Gustaf Nykvist

LIMELIGHT

Directed by James Cullen Bressack

LIV & INGMAR

Directed by Dheeraj Akolkar

THE LONG DAY CLOSES

Directed by Terrence Davies

LIVING IN OBLIVION

Directed by Tom DiCillo

LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR MOREAU.

Directed by David Gregory

THE MAJESTIC

Directed by Frank Darabont

THE MAGIC BOX

Directed by John Boulting

MAKING IT IN HOLLYWOOD

Directed by Douglas McFarlane

THE MAKING OF A LEGEND -GONE WITH THE WIND

Directed by Anthony Buckley

THE MAKING OF FANNY AND ALEXANDER

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

MAKING OF THE SHINING

Directed by Vivian Kubrick

THE MAN IN THE SILK HAT

Directed by Maud Linder

MAPS TO THE STARS

Directed by David Cronenberg

MARCELLO, UNA VITA DOLCE

Directed by Mario Canale & Annarosa Mori

THE MASTERPIECE

Directed by Jame Franco

THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS REVISITED

Directed by Josh Oreck

ME AND ORSON WELLES

Directed by Richard Linklater

MICHAEL H – PROFESSION DIRECTOR

Directed by Yves Montmayeur

MICHAEL MADSEN: AMERICAN BADASS

Directed by Dominique Milano

MILIUS

Directed by Joey Figueroa & Zak Knutson

MULHOLLAND DRIVE

Directed by David Lynch

MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINNING REFN

Directed by Liv Corfixen

MY NAME IS ANNA MAGNANI

Directed by Chris Vermorcken

THE NEXT CASSAVETES

Directed by Stefan Lysenko & Alexander Yurchikov

NINE

Directed by Rob Marshall

ONE HUNDRED AND ONE NIGHTS

Directed by Agnes Varda

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND

Directed by Orson Welles

OVERNIGHT

Directed by Tony Mantana & Mark Briansmith

PARIS MANHATTAN

Directed by Sophie Lellouche

PASOLINI

Directed by Abel Ferrara

A PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH MARTIN SCORSESE THROUGH AMERICAN MOVIES

Directed by Martin Scorsese

THE PERVERTS GUIDE TO CINEMA

Directed by Sophie Fiennes

THE PERVERTS GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY

Directed by Sophie Fiennes

THE PICTURE SHOW MAN

Directed by John Power

THE PLAYER

Directed by Robert Altman

PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM

Directed by Herbert Ross

THE PROJECTIONIST

Directed by Harry Hurwitz

THE PSYCHO LEGACY

Directed by Robert V Galluzo

THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

Directed by Woody Allen

TRISTAM SHANDY – A COCK AND BULL STORY

Directed by Michael Winterbottom

REDOUBTABLE

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius

REEL PARADISE

Directed by Steve James

RICHARD LINKLATER – DREAM IS DESTINY

Directed by Louis Black & Karen Bernstein

ROMAN POLANSKI: A FILM MEMOIR

Directed by Laurent Bouzereau

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ROOM 237 Directed by Rodney Asher ROSY-FINGERED DAWN – A FILM ON TERRENCE MALICK Directed by Luciano Barcaroli, Carlo Hinterman, Gerardo Panichi & Daniele Villa RULES DON’T APPLY

Directed by Warren Beatty

SARTORIA TIRELLI: DRESSING THE CINEMA

Directed by Gianfranco Giagni

SAVING MR BANKS

Directed by John Lee Hancock

SHEPARD AND DARK

Directed by Treva Wurmfeld

SHERLOCK JUNIOR

Directed by Buster Keaton

SIDE BY SIDE

Directed by Chris Kenneally

SILENT MOVIE

Directed by Mel Brooks

SINGING IN THE RAIN

Directed by Stanley Donen

THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH

Directed by Bassil Dearden

SOMEWHERE

Directed by Sofia Coppola

SPIELBERG

Directed by Susan Lacy

THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE

Directed by Victor Erice

SPLENDOR

Directed by Ettore Scola

STAIRCASES TO NOWHERE; MAKING STANLEY KUBRICKS’S “THE SHINING”

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

STANLEY KUBRICK – A LIFE IN PICTURES STANLEY KUBRICK’S BOXES

Directed by Jon Ronson Directed by Jon Ronson

STARDUST MEMORIES

Directed by Woody Allen

THE STATE OF THINGS

Directed by Wim Wenders

THE STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM

Directed by Mark Cousins

THE STORY OF FILM – AN ODYSSEY

Directed by Mark Cousins

THE STUNT MAN

Directed by Richard Rush

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Directed by Billy Wilder

SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS: 75 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN CINEMA

Directed by Brian Adams

TALES FROM THE WARNER BROS. LOT

Directed by Gary Khammer

TARGETS

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE

Directed by Mark Wexler

THAT’S DANCING!

Directed by Jack Haley Jr

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

Directed by Jack Haley Jr

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT PART 2

Directed by Gene Kelly

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT PART 3

Directed by Bud Friedgen & Michael J. Sheridan

THEIR FINEST

Directed by Lone Sherfig

THESE AMAZING SHADOWS

Directed by Paul Mariano & Kurt Norton

TRESPASSING BERGMAN

Directed by Jane Magnussen & Hynek Pallas

VISIONS OF LIGHT – THE ART OF CINMATOGRAPHY

Directed by Arnold Glassman & Todd McCarthy

VOLARE VOLARE

Directed by Maurizio Nichetti

WATER AND SUGAR: CARLO DI PALMA: THE COLOURS OF LIFE

Directed by Fariborz Kamkari

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO NORMA JEAN?

Directed by Ian Ayres

WHITE HEART, BLACK HUNTER

Directed by Clint Eastwood

WOODY ALLEN – A DOCUMENTARY

Directed by Robert B. Wiede

WRITING WITH LIGHT: VITTORIO STORARO

Directed by David Thompson

Z CHANNEL – A MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION

Directed by Xan Cassavetes

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A magazine for discerning cinemagoers and filmmakers. Reviews: Mountains May Depart Jupiter's Moon

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A magazine for discerning cinemagoers and filmmakers. Reviews: Mountains May Depart Jupiter's Moon

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