45 Years: Andrew Haigh’s Curzon Home Cinema film collection
James R | On 14, Aug 2015
Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years arrives in UK cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema on Friday 28th August. Ahead of its release, the acclaimed director of Weekend Andrew Haigh has curated a handful of his favourite films from the current Curzon Home Cinema catalogue exclusively for VODzilla.co.
Here are the films he’s selected and why:
Cleo from 5 to 7
“I only saw this film about five years and fell in love with it. It explores very profound ideas in way that feels as light as air. That is not an easy thing to do.”
“My favourite of Haneke’s films. It also perfectly illustrates the power of the extended take with each scene in the film being one shot (apart from the prologue). The scene on the subway with Binoche being harassed is an incredible piece of cinema. The moment she breaks down at the end is completely overwhelming.”
“I would watch this film (and Ratcatcher) over and over again when I was starting to think about making films. Lynne Ramsay creates images that embed themselves in your mind and refuse to budge. Whenever I think about trying to shoot scenes in nightclubs I think of this film.”
“Sweet and heartwarming but also incredibly perceptive. Just a beautiful, lovely film that makes me want to be Swedish and live in a commune. Plus it has the best use of ABBA ever.”
“Another British director I really admire. She is so singular in her vision and that is always enthralling to watch.”
“It’s shame that Uzak isn’t on the Curzon list because it’s one of my favourite films of all time but this is also a wonderful film. Nuri Bilge Ceylan shoots snowflakes like no other man alive.”
You can view the entire collection here.
Adapted from a short story by David Constantine, 45 Years stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a couple whose marriage is shaken to its core by troubling and long-hidden memories.