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Beauty of Death – Tom Van Avermaet, Director of Death of a Shadow Interview

Death of a Shadow (2012) marks Tom Van Avermaet’s first professional short film (though he has made magnificent Droomtijd in 2006). This story of love and loss centers on a deceased World War I soldier (Matthias Schoenaerts) who has to collect shadows to regain a second chance at life and love. Death of a Shadow was nominated for Best Short Film, Live Action Academy Award. In this short interview done days before Oscar ceremony, Van Avermaet talked about his film and cinema. Continue Reading “Beauty of Death – Tom Van Avermaet, Director of Death of a Shadow Interview”

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François Truffaut Lighting a Cigarette for Luis Buñuel

(this article was first published at MUBI Notebook on 28 October 2014)

François Truffaut was a big fan of Luis Buñuel films; he had always admired him as one of the greatest auteurs of cinema and in fact they managed to meet each other many times, starting in 1953. But before talking about their meetings, let’s see what Truffaut has said and written about Buñuel. Continue Reading “François Truffaut Lighting a Cigarette for Luis Buñuel”

Articles, English 1 comment on Gary Fernandez on The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Cover

Gary Fernandez on The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Cover

Gary Fernández (1980) is a Spanish graphic artist and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. He has designed Blu-ray and DVD cover for Criterion’s new release of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. In a range of media that includes illustration, sculpture, printmaking, textile, and animation, his work combines technology and craft. His work reflects his interest in contradictions such as abstraction and figuration, organic and geometric, modernism and folklore, the real, the surreal, the tragic, the comical, the magical, and the absurd. As a commercial artist, Fernández has worked with agencies such as McCann Erickson, Young and Rubicam, GREY, and BBDO, for clients such as Coca Cola, Microsoft, Honda, or Volkswagen, to name a few. His work has been published in numerous magazines and books worldwide. Fernández has exhibited his work worldwide in Shanghai (China), Marseille (France), Paris (France), Madrid (Spain), Perth (Australia), and Sydney (Australia). Among other things, he is currently working on a personal project that is mainly based on the subjects of fear and desire. You can read my exclusive interview with him here. Continue Reading “Gary Fernandez on The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Cover”