A filmmaker who discovered his Jewish ancestry only in adulthood, Truffaut here recalls Primo Levi.
According to his admirers, Blecher was a hidden genius of modernist literature, another lost Kafka scattered in the wreckage of 20th century Europe.
“I think if you would say one thing about Stanley’s Jewishness, it was that it was entirely secular.”
“I was like, ‘What do you mean? Am I Jewish? What does that mean? Why didn’t you say that before?’”
Everyone from the French communists to the Gestapo decried the film.
“Though still largely unfamiliar to American audiences, Argentina has become a fertile ground for contemporary cinema.”
Alex Ross Perry’s “Golden Exits” zeroes in on life in Brooklyn — but is it too Brooklyn-y even for Brooklynites?
“And after I blame the Germans OR WISH THAT MY MOTHER HAD DONE SOMETHING ANYTHING I ask myself what I would have.”
Jews spent millennia debating the subtlest nuances of their sacred texts, a behavior that has now evolved into heated, dining room arguments.
“He lived in a dream world,” says an acquaintance of Michael Waszynski, a Yiddish film master who became a prince, “because film is a dream.”