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


Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Kent Jones. In 1962 French filmmaker and auteur Francois Truffaut flew to Hollywood and sat down with legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense", for a series of extensive interviews. A former film critic for the influential French journal Cahiers du Cinema, Truffaut had just begun to make his mark as a director himself with his breakout films The 400 Blows and Jules Et Jim. Truffaut and other major French filmmakers respected Hitchcock and his body of work and regarded him as a true cinematic artist. Continue reading