Objects of Desire: The Cinema of Claire Denis

I’ll admit it: Until last week I was not a big believer in… Paris. Not as a geographical place (shpluh), but as the catch-all iconographic epicenter of all things love, sex, and wine.  I’ve seen Midnight In Paris, eaten more than my share of tortes and cheeses, and went through a brief fling with this photo, and even so, the City… Read More »

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Catherine Breillat Retrospective at TIFF Cinematheque

She shocks us with the sex we think about but do not share. She tackles tough subject matter with sensitivity, and allows us to empathize with dubious characters. She simultaneously arouses and disgusts audiences. She enjoys exploring the dark side of sisterhood and the sexual exploration of feminine protagonists. Daring, brilliant, rebellious and acutely observant,… Read More »

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