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Cinephilic moments: Top French films, vintage Cannes glamour and Lomokino MUBI edition

Posted at 14:00 May 23, 2012 in Arts & Culture

For the ignorant and the uninterested, French cinema may be synonymous with black & white films with obscure endings that feel like a slow death. If that sounds about right to you, we recommend watching Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void (2009) or Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine (1995). Your opinion might change and we’ll talk later. If, however, you’re quite the French cinema aficionado, you’ll enjoy the top 100 French films list by Time Out Paris, including all kinds of masterpieces from more recent and disturbing one such as Haneke’s Cache (2005), to wonderfully inventive ones such as Caro & Jeunet’s Delicatessen (1991) and of course New Wave classics of Godard, Truffaut and Chabrol. Can you guess the No.1 film? Check out the list here

Can glamour get any more elegant? As Cannes Film Festival continues, check out these photographs taken at the festival half a century ago by the Turkish photographer Ara Güler and other Magnum photographers.

Lomography has recently launched Lomokino, a 35mm movie camera which can shoot a movie of 144 frames on any 35mm film. The collaborative project of Lomo and our favourite online movie theatre MUBI, LomoKino MUBI Edition launch party will take place in 26 cities all around the world on May 24. Head on to the Lomography Store in Galata this Thursday at 19:00 to enjoy drinks and the screening of Ashes, a Lomokino movie made by the Palme d’Or winner independent film-maker Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

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