Your handy guide to Fandor’s ever-growing library and always-exciting goings on.
Thirty-six new films later, we’re wrapping up another week here at Fandor. We added a film from iconoclastic underground madman Giuseppe Andrews and two from master of subtle beauty Eric Rohmer this week, and for those who like getting next-level with their film fandom, we also added documentaries Giuseppe Makes a Movie and Rohmer in Paris. But wait, there’s more. Much more! As of this week, we also have:
- Sonno Profondo, a gorgeous Argentinian thriller modeled after giallo-style aesthetic opulence (for a taste, see this week’s main image) with stunning fidelity to the form and a highly stylized flair
- A collection of shorts from the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge, including work by actor/director darlings Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, that put human faces to global issues to inspire hope and galvanize action
- Chilling Canadian drama Curling, which Jen-François Rauger of The Guardian calls “a clever reworking of Hitchcock’s Psycho“
- Bowanga Bowanga, which has achieved “awesomely bad” status worldwide because, when it comes to campy sexploitation, the “cheese” makes things extra delicious
- Screwball noir (yes, you read that right) Tip Top, which stars the absolutely incomparable Isabelle Huppert as one-half of a pair of crooked Internal Affair officers investigating a small-town murder
- And many more treasures, all of which can be discovered on our Recently Added Films page
In other movie news, we’re currently smack-dab in the middle of the glorious, glamorous 2015 Cannes Film Festival, long the arbiter of technical and conceptual excellence in cinema art. With David Hudson’s insightful Cannes coverage on Keyframe Daily, you can get caught up on all of this year’s excitement, and with Criterion Picks that have won awards at Cannes in past years, you have a chance to seriously up your cinephile game while revisiting some of the most expertly crafted films of all time.
Highlights from this truly stellar collection include Kwaidan, an omnibus of Japanese horror that is as gorgeous as it is utterly terrifying, and Solaris, the masterpiece of science fiction from Andrei Tarkovsky. Formidable!
If you’re into more offbeat (but no less excellent) fare, get in on some experimental goodness inspired by Fandor Festival Alliance partner the Chicago Underground Film Festival, which is also in full swing this week. We’ve got films from just about every edition of CUFF’s uncompromisingly unusual programming available for your viewing pleasure — thirty-four in total.
Whew! From the iconic to the infamous, this week we’re really giving you the goods. Enjoy watching these fabulous films, and check out our Coming Soon page to get a sneak peek of what’s in store for next week’s roundup.