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Thursday, December 2, 2010


Olivier Assayas, a pre-eminent face of French cinema that
emerged in the 90s was born to circumstances that charted
the path into filmmaking. Born to filmmaker and
screenwriter Jacques Remy filmmaking was not unfamiliar
terrain. Like many of the major French filmmakers Assayas’
experience began with his assignment with Cahiers du
Cinema, the cradle for famous directors.  He felt that “writing
about film was a way of approaching the medium to try to
solve questions about how to make films, how to work
with actors, and how to approach film as an art.” Like
Godard, Truffaut and Malle he had the discerning point of
view of a detached observer and, yet did not detract from
his vision

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