Why We Love Cinema (2)

In September, the Cinémathèque continues its declaration of love to cinema with films from across the globe. From Italy, we have Caro Diario, filmmaker Nanni Moretti’s travelogue of reflections on cinema, the creative process and Italian life, as well as the neorealist, post-war drama Le Voleur de bicyclette.

War also builds the backdrop for La Règle du jeu, a comedy of manners studying the romantic and moral entanglements of the upper-class and their servants, and Lubitsch’s To Be or Not to Be, which takes place in Nazi-occupied Warsaw where actors turn to espionage after their theatre is shut down.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Repulsion are also thematically linked, but where the former explores the topic through relationships, experiences and discussions, the latter spans the spectrum of sexual paranoia in a slow-burning psychological horror.

Family dynamics, social institutions and expectations are at the heart of tender Japanese feature Le Goût du saké, and British Monty Python comedy classic takes us on a journey alongside King Arthur to find the Holy Grail.

Movies’ schedules and languages: www.cinematheque.lu