Xavier Legrand first began his career as an actor, as a supporting character in the classic 1987 French film Au Revoir les Enfants. But Legrand has slowly made a name for himself behind the camera, receiving an Oscar nomination for his 2013 short film Avant que de tout perdre. Now the filmmaker is making waves with his feature film directorial debut, the chilling domestic abuse tale, Custody.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we take a look at Slowhand, take a look down under for some swinging good times in the 70s, think about the societal impact of the art we create, check in with the French dairy farmer who got smoked for hiding some Jewish folk under his house, and just sit back while we get weirded out by a completely original vision from Estonia. Read More »