Bazin 100

Bazin 100

Cinema Rediscovered 2018

Season

Please note: this season finished in July 2018

“All films are born free & equal” - André Bazin (1918 – 1958)

The influential French critic André Bazin was the prototype cinéphile and film activist. His film writings opened up an appreciation and understanding of this new artform and he was a huge influence on a generation of younger film critics who would go on to change filmmaking itself - including François Truffaut, Jean Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol.

This strand of conversations and screenings invite you to celebrate Bazin’s impact and influence on film whilst readdressing his simple yet fundamental question: “What is cinema?”


Previous screenings & events in this season

The Eyes of Orson Welles  12A   Bazin 100

The Eyes of Orson Wells
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before - through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush.

Bazin 100: Qu'est ce que le cinema? Vol 2 Bazin 100

Bazin 100: Qu'est ce que le cinema? Vol 2
Please note: This event took place in July 2018
Event
Building on the cinema activism and criticism of André Bazin, join the 20th Century Flicks team for an illustrated journey through their extensive collection of films.

You Were Never Really Here  15   Bazin 100

You Were Never Really Here
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
Lynne Ramsay's (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Ratcatcher) brilliantly executed minimalist noir stars Joaquin Phoenix as a gun-for-hire who specialises in saving victims from child sex rings.

Bazin 100: Qu'est ce que le cinema? Vol.1 Bazin 100

Bazin 100: Qu'est ce que le cinema?
Please note: This event took place in July 2018
Talk
Join a panel to discuss André Bazin’s approach to cinema criticism and activism, what it tells us about contemporary film culture, and if he still has relevance today.

Le Crime de Monsieur Lange  PG  S Bazin 100

Le Crime de Monsieur Lange
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
Jean Renoir's delightful and savage satire, heavily influenced by the French political spirit of the 1930s, sees a group of exploited employees set up a glorious collective when their lecherous boss goes missing.

The Phantom Carriage  U   Bazin 100

The Phantom Carriage
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
Before the Seventh Seal there was the Phantom Carriage, a stone-cold classic of Swedish silent filmmaking that haunts the cinema of both Ingmar Bergman and the French new wave.