EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
André S. Labarthe

Cinéastes de notre temps : d’un silence l’autre, Josef Von Sternberg

France / 1966 / Black & grey / 16 mm / 52’

Fourteen years after Anatahan, Josef von Sternberg reveals to André S. Labarthe and Janine Bazin the major principles which guided him in the exercise of his art. Slightly melancholic, he mentions his ongoing experimentation but also his difficult career, between thwarted projects and impossible director’s cut. “I try to open cinema to ideas coming from literature and the arts. I was probably wrong as my career has been a failure!” (VP)

Technical sheet

Original version : english, german, french

Subtitles : french. 

Filmography : NO COMMENT (À PROPOS DE FILM SOCIALISME DE JEAN-LUC GODARD), 2011. Portrait d’Otto Preminger, 2011. Portrait de Diourka Medveczky, 2011. Le Système moullet, 2009. Le Loup et l’agneau : Ford et Hitchcock, 2000.

Director

André S. Labarthe

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