Thursday, September 21, 2017

Maren Ade

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

One day after the Oscar-nominated directors of foreign language films issued an unprecedented joint statement decrying what they say is a climate of fascism, five of them gathered Saturday at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to put the focus back on their work.

The foreign...

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

"Toni Erdmann " is a hard film to love, but that might be the point. The German movie from the clearly talented and incisive writer/director Maren Ade seems like it should be a comedy - the lightly plotted character study is about a father trying to introduce some chaos into his adult daughter's...

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

"Make sure they know to play it loud," the filmmaker Maren Ade advises ahead of a screening of her film, "Toni Erdmann."

Since its rollicking debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, "Toni Erdmann" has been the unlikely rock star of the international film festival scene. It's a German...

Monday, May. 16, 2016

Flanked by her colorful cast, the British director Andrea Arnold danced down the Cannes Film Festival red carpet to the thump of the hip-hop that adorns her electric road movie, "American Honey."

The pulse of Cannes, which already beats at a frenetic pace, was quickened by Arnold's...