MELBOURNE CINEMATHEQUE 2018 – interview with curator Michael Koller

by GREG KING The 2018 Cinematheque season is underway at ACMI with screenings every Wednesday evening. This year’s program includes retrospectives on Jeanne Moreau and Francois Truffaut, two iconic figures of the French New Wave; American independent filmmaker John Cassavetes; a season of lesser known spaghetti westerns; Twisted Nerve - a season of British thrillers from the 60s and 70s; a retrospective on Montgomery Clift; a retrospective on Ida Lupino a respected film actress who was also a ground breaking director tackling some taboo subject Continue reading

RUIN – Amiel Courtin-Wilson interview

by GREG KING Australian filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson's latest film Ruin has travelled well on the film festival circuit since it premiered at Venice in 2013. The film is a lovers on the run drama shot in Cambodia. There are a series of event screenings and Q&A screenings of Ruin around the country in late November and early December, including a couple of screenings at ACMI here in Melbourne on November 26 and December 3. Greg spoke to Amiel about the challenges of shooting in Cambodia and about the film's journey to the Continue reading