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Rushes. Abel Ferrara's "Siberia", Two New Restorations, "Solaris" Concept Art

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSSharunas Bartas has been accused of sexual misconduct by two past collaborators. Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter.On the positive news front: Abel Ferrara has secured funding for his previously delayed production Siberia, starring Willem Dafoe, Isabelle Huppert, and Nicholas Cage.Recommended VIEWINGThe trailer for the gorgeous new restoration of the Jacques Rivette masterpiece La belle noiseuse.Watch a rare in-depth discussion with Bela Tarr for the Morelia International Film Festival.Another beautiful restoration trailer—this time for Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death.Somehow we missed this: a trailer for a new Kiyoshi Kurosawa TV series. If anyone has further information on this, we're all ears!Recommended READINGIn the event of Grasshopper's forthcoming Blu-ray release, Straub-Huillet scholar & filmmaker Ted Fendt offers a new essay on »

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Life Is Elsewhere: Close-Up on "That Most Important Thing: Love"

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Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Andrzej Żuławski's The Most Important Thing: Love (1975) is showing November 22 - December 22, 2017 in the United States.The DevilKiedy wszedłeś między wrony, musisz krakać jak i one.

(‘When among the crows, caw as they do.’)—Polish sayingAndrzej Żuławski’s That Most Important Thing: Love (1975) is unlike any film he ever made, and was certainly a departure in his visual sensibility relative to the feature films he had made previously in his native Poland: The Third Part of the Night (1971) and The Devil (1972). Narratively and visually, the film is at once an oddity and a turning point in Żuławski’s oeuvre, and in viewing it, it would benefit the viewer to understand the director’s experience with the French cinematic tradition and its effect on his own cinema.Żuławski was born into a well-known family of artists that spanned several generations in Poland, »

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