I was privileged to contribute essays to the DVD editions of some of my favourite films, for the Criterion Collection, the BFI, and Arrow Films: On Rossellini’s Stromboli (1950), Kalatozov’s Letter Never Sent (1959), Tarkovsky’s Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Costa-Gavras’ The Confession (1970), Kieslowski’s Camera Buff (1979), and Kusturica’s Underground (1995).
I also took part in a documentary that was published on the Criterion Collection’s DVD of my esteemed friend Dusan Makavejev’s WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971).
Over the years, people from various parts of the world contact me directly, these essays have brought me closer to readers than any other writing I may have done. It has been an enriching and rewarding experience.
Here are some of these essays, also available online via the respective links.
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Roberto Rossellini, Stromboli (1950)
Mikhail Kalatozov, Letter Never Sent (1959)
Andrei Tarkovsky, Ivan’s Childhood (1962)
Costa-Gavras L’Aveu/The Confession (1970)
Krzysztof Kieslowski Camera Buff (1979)
Emir Kusturica Underground (1995)