“My aim is to make images that are in love with the story and not with themselves.” Rob White sits down with cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro to discuss his work on Lars von Trier’s Melancholia.
Nina Power and Rob White discuss the politics and aesthetics of Lars von Trier’s end-of-the-world drama, Melancholia.
Lars von Trier’s Antichrist is dense, shocking, and thought-provoking. It is a film which calls for careful analysis. This web-exclusive exchange between Film Quarterly editor Rob White and philosopher Nina Power is meant as a first attempt at the in-depth debate that this major film deserves.
Eric Rohmer’s films are undervalued. Certain objections recur in the sparse English-language commentary: repetitive, socially conservative, cerebral, uneventful, religiously inclined, reliant on the arcane twists and turns of well-heeled conversation, visually unimaginative.