Saturday, January 14, 2006

Michael Haneke's new film "Cache" - playing at Landmark Theatres


Sony Pictures Classics "Cache" Site

This is it peeps! The new film by director Michael Haneke ("Piano
Teacher" & "Time of the Wolf" - one of my faves from last year) is
-FINALLY- playing stateside. I've seen a poor quality bootleg of it
and even in that diminished state of resolution/fidelity - it was one
of the better cinematic experiences I had all year. Haneke, the weird
lookin' dude that he is, won Best Director for this one at Cannes in 2005.

Now playing in NY and LA. Soon to be in San Francisco, Boston, Minneapolis
and Seattle (Jan. 27) Check back at the Landmark Theatres site for more city openings:

Landmark Theatres Release Schedule for "Hidden"

"When TV host Georges (Daniel Auteuil) begins to receive packages
containing videos of himself with his familyshot secretly from the
streethe becomes alarmed. Gradually, footage on the tapes becomes
more personal, suggesting the anonymous sender has known Georges for
some time. Although Georges feels a sense of menace hanging over his
family, the police refuse to help because no direct threat has been
made. A new thriller from writer/director Michael Haneke (The Piano
Teacher), co-starring Juliette Binoche. Winner of the Best Director
Award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival."

Monday, January 9, 2006

Mikio Naruse Retrospective at NWFF - Jan 19 - Feb 26

Northwest Film Forum Naruse Site

Enduring Cinema of Mikio Naruse
January 19 - February 26, 2006
Advanced tickets and passes now on sale!

A multiple award-winner and frequent box office champ in Japan, a
titan among French cinéastes, and the first Japanese director to be
reviewed in The New York Times (14 years before Rashomon), Naruse
(1905-1969) still remains virtually unknown in this country, and
certainly not available on video.

"Northwest Film Forum is thrilled to be showing ten of Japanese Master
Naruse's heart-breakingly humanist films, most of which are newly
restored prints. Don't miss your chance to see Naruse's enduring and
proud post-WWII heroines (Geishas, Ginza bar hostesses, mothers, and
wives) survive the modernization of Japan."