Archive for March 2, 2015

Clement Time

Posted in FILM with tags , , on March 2, 2015 by dcairns

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I’ve caught up with a few Rene Clement films lately, and so I decided to have a full week of his work on Shadowplay to push me to see the rest. I haven’t been able to find any of his shorts or documentaries except for the early Tati comedy SOIGNE TON GAUCHE, but all the features have been located and by Sunday I hope to have watched nearly all of them — LES JEUX INTERDITS/FORBIDDEN GAMES is screening at Edinburgh Filmhouse in mid-March as part of Mark Cousins’ Cinema of Childhood season, so I’m thinking I might see it on the big screen. In this way I can climax things by seeing his best-loved film last.

Over at The Chiseler, I kick things off with a piece attempting to define Clement’s field of interests and view of humanity, before getting down to specifics over the coming days. I hope you’ll join me!