Born St. Petersburg. Gleaner.
Sometimes I feel / like I’m almost gone
In honor of Paul Vecchiali's 90th birthday, Bingham Bryant and I thought to translate a short article on the making of C'est la vie, penned by fellow Diagonale co-conspirator Jean-Claude Biette! The piece was published several months prior to the film's release in Cahiers du cinéma nº 315 , September 1980.
A Feature in Four Days: C’est la vie
by Jean-Claude Biette
On June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, Vecchiali directed a feature film – 90 minutes of Scope color,…
My name is Nobuhiko Ōbayashi. I am a filmmaker from Japan. During the spring, summer and winter of 1992, I traveled throughout Russia. My goal was to learn about Russian lullabies.
By the time the first snow fell on Berlin in 1990, the wall that had once partitioned the city into East and West, Communist and Capitalist, was decorating mantelpieces across newly-unified Germany. By the same time in 1992, the ashes of the Soviet Union lay scattered across the hearth.…