Kogonada

1. Last movie you saw in a theater
A GHOST STORY, DUNKIRK

2. Movie you revisited recently
L'ARGENT (see video below), SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE

3. Underrated movie
THE CINEMA OF NICOLE HOLOFCENER

4. Random movie you love
MOULIN ROUGE!

5. Favorite book about movies or movie-making
TRANSCENDENTAL STYLE IN FILM, WHAT IS CINEMA?, SCULPTING IN TIME, FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT: CORRESPONDENCEOZU AND THE POETICS OF CINEMA

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The films of Robert Bresson are so sharply attuned to the mysteries of the physical world that even a simple shot of a character walking through a doorway can take on spiritual and philosophical resonance. In this new video essay, filmmaker Kogonada looks at how the motif of doors reverberates throughout the French auteur’s work, both as a recurring symbol of the consequences of free will and as a constant, creaking presence within the director’s musique concrète soundscapes.