As discussed in last week’s Freitags, we're really excited about Pierrot Le Fou being screened at Monorail Film Club on Sunday so we think it's time to dig into all things Godard. The marvellous Vertigo Magazine dedicated a whole issue to the Swiss director this spring. We've also been enjoying the fascinating (and comprehensive) biography Everything is Cinema, written by New Yorker contributor Richard Brody.
We finally saw Michael Haneke's Amour this week, an uncompromising and touching take on death, ageing and love (winner of the Palm D' Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival). It features extraordinary performances from Jean-Louis Trintignant (Il Conformista, Ma Nuit Chez Maud, Three Colours Red) and Emanuelle Riva (Hiroshima mon amour). This rather insightful interview with the director (courtesy of Electric Sheep Magazine) is an excellent accompanying piece. We’ll have a review of the film on the site early next week.
We wrote a couple of weeks ago about the announcement of Veronica Falls’ second album, Waiting For Something To Happen. They revealed the video for the first single from the album this week (see below), as well as some tour dates next year – see you in Glasgow.