Category: At the Cinémathèque by Justine A. Smith

A Justine Peres Smith Series on Montreal’s Cinémathèque Québécoise

The Leopard Movie Essay - 1963 Luchino Visconti Film

At the Cinémathèque: ‘The Leopard’ (Luchino Visconti, 1963)

“Much of Luchino Visconti’s ‘The Leopard’ has a labored energy of theoretical dramaturgy.”

At the Cinémathèque: Is ‘Kamouraska’ Better Than ‘Mon oncle Antoine’?

A Justine A. Smith Series on Montreal’s Cinémathèque Québécoise

At the Cinémathèque: Jean-Luc Godard Finds Pleasure In Estrangement with ‘Passion’

“Centered on a made-for-television film, ‘Passion’ blends the far reaches of Western art with the birth of new mediums.”

At the Cinémathèque: ‘In the Realm of the Senses’ (Nagisa Ôshima, 1976)

“In the forbidden, Oshima reveals the fear of our own meaninglessness and our inability to face death as a certainty.”

At the Cinémathèque: L’ange et la femme (Gilles Carle, 1977)

“A deeply affecting and personal vision, it’s an essential entry in the history of eroticism in Canadian cinema.”

At the Cinémathèque: ‘The Pillow Book’ (Peter Greenaway, 1996)

“As formally challenging as ‘The Pillow Book’ may be, it romantically creates a love affair unbound by its physical limits, connecting it to past and present through art and literature.”