Leos Carax

Locarno a festival on cusp of greatness

An Nai with her best actress award forWhen Night Falls.Photo: Reuters

For 11 days every year the Swiss city of Locarno dons a yellow and black leopard costume and transforms into a roaring metropolis of cinema. For the 65th year of the Locarno Film Festival, another layer has been added - one that symbolises ambition.

Sunday, 19 August, 2012, 11:35am

Eerie tale lurks behind a dusty old book

The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon Published by Phoenix ISBN 9780753820254

Carlos Ruiz Zafon's novel, The Shadow of the Wind, was well-received when it was released in Spain, and Lucia Graves' translation does justice to the original.

20 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Also showing: Leos Carax

He may be famous for the provocative films of his heyday, but things have been pretty quiet for French filmmaker Leos Carax over the past decade.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Surreal views of Tokyo

French directors Michel Gondry and Leos Carax, and Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong each contribute 40 minutes of tribute to, satire on and unique opinions of the Japanese capital city in Tokyo!, a series of three short stories.

7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

City blights

Imagine two producers who, having witnessed the success of the cinematic anthology Paris, Je T'aime, decided it would be a good idea to recruit three well-known cutting-edge filmmakers to do the same for their own country's capital.

7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

What's On


A series of 26 French classics from the 1930s by influential directors including Abel Gance, Jean Vigo and Leos Carax will be shown at French Cinema: From Classic to Contemporary. The showings, part of the Year of France in China programme, will be shown at the Hong Kong Film Archive cinema from Friday to February 13.

5 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Down and out in Paris with the pretentious

NO ONE does ''pretentiousness'' quite like French cinema. The audacity and conceit shown by French directors and producers generally results in one of two things: ground-breaking work, which can only be described as excellent, or self-indulgent rubbish, which believes itself to signify an awful lot more than it actually does.

31 Jan 1993 - 12:00am