I Knew Her Well: Criterion Collection

April 25, 2016

Antonio Pietrangeli’s I Knew Her Well (1965) was part of the exciting boom of Italian cinema in the 1960s that reflected a period of economic prosperity where poor farmers found themselves becoming wealthier and more urban. Whereas most of these films... 

Les cousins: Criterion Collection

September 20, 2011

French filmmaker Claude Chabrol not only wrote the screenplays for Le beau Serge (1958) and Les cousins (1959) around the same time but also filmed them close together, utilizing much of the same cast and crew. The latter film was a big hit for Chabrol... 

The Phantom of Liberty

November 3, 2005

Luis Bunuel claimed in an interview that his film, The Phantom of Liberty (1974), “only imitates the mechanisms of chance. It was written in a conscious state; it is neither dream nor a delirious flow of images.” His film defies a traditional narrative... 

Une femme est une femme (A Woman is a Woman)

January 1, 2004

Jean-Luc Godard’s Une femme est une femme (1961) is a playful battle of the sexes. It pushes the musical genre far out into exciting new directions that still seem ahead of its time. Angela (Karina) is an exotic dancer who wants to have a child with...