Thursday, November 13, 2003

A new film journal, Rouge, co-edited by Helen Bandis, Grant McDonald, and Adrian Martin, looks very promising.

"Every three months, ROUGE takes an in-depth look at the links between cinema and other arts. Our emphasis is on developing a creative approach to cinema through texts that are as poetic as they are analytical," writes co-editor Adrian Martin. "Contents of ROUGE 1 include: an exclusive text by master Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien on new directions in Asian cinema; Yvette Biro on Tsai Ming-liang; fictocriticism by American director Mark Rappaport; LA VIE NOUVELLE Philippe Grandrieux in conversation with Nicole Brenez; and Arab film and video by Jayce Salloum. Also: tributes to Brakhage and Pialat; painter Gerard Fromanger on meetin' JLG; and a translation of Serge Daney on Philippe Garrel." The next issue in January will be a Raoul Ruiz special.

From OpenDemocracy, filmmaker Ousmane Sembène writes about African cinema. And a feature on Nigerian writer Helon Habila, whose novel Waiting for an Angel won the Caine Prize for African Writing.

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