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Captured on Kodak 35mm, 65mm and Super 8mm filmstocks, Matthias et Maxime, writer-director-editor Xavier Dolan’s tender contemporary drama, focuses on the suppressed affections and smoldering tensions among a gang of best friends in their late twenties. The bittersweet film, which earned rave reviews after it screened in 35mm print In-Competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, marked somewhat of a homecoming for Dolan. He has shot seven of his eight features on film, and all premiered at Cannes, with the exception of Tom at the Farm, which debuted at the 70th Venice International Film Festival in 2013. Matthias et Maxime, produced by Nancy Grant and Dolan, represents the fifth collaboration with Canadian cinematographer André Turpin CSC. The duo also shot the music video for Adele's hit single "Hello" in 2015, combining 35mm and IMAX 65mm film, which broke viewing records when it racked-up in excess of 27 million views in just one day.
Shot on Kodak 35mm, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Captured on Kodak 35mm film, director Quentin Tarantino’s Manson-murder era drama, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, received five-star reviews after it premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Variously described as “dazzling” and “brilliant” for its rendition of late-sixties Los Angeles, the movie marks the director’s sixth collaboration with Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson ASC. The $100M film follows Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), the faded star of a TV Western series, and Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), his stunt double and best friend, as they struggle to achieve renewed fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio star in Columbia Pictures’ Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. © 2018 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Property of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. However, in Tarantino’s typically twisting narrative style, it turns out that Rick
Kirill Mikhanovsky’s anarchic dark comedy Give Me Liberty uses Super16mm for aesthetically spiritual sequences
Russian-born Kirill Mikhanovsky grew up in Moscow, where his early passion for cinema compelled him to skip school and go to the movie theatre across the street from his home where he watched countless films, often as the only person in the house. After the Soviet Union collapsed, he immigrated to Milwaukee, where he had a series of odd jobs, including work as a medical transport driver for people with disabilities. He also began making films. After graduating from NYU's Graduate Film Program at Tisch School of the Arts, Mikhanovsky went on to make films in the U.S., Brazil, Russia, and the Caribbean. A Sundance Artist Alumni, he shot his first feature Sonhos De Peixe (Fish Dreams) (2006, DP Andrij Parekh) on Super16mm and won the 2006 Critics Week Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2019, the director made both the Sundance and Cannes festival headlines with Give Me Liberty – an anarchic cinematic portrait of marginalized communities, segregati