Film Review: In The Intense Now (No Intenso Agora)

By Rob Schofield  João Moreira Salles’ thoughtful cinematic essay No Intenso Agora begins with Charles de Gaulle’s address to France on New Year’s Day 1968. A warm, almost grandfatherly figure, de Gaulle comments with palpable irony that although “the future is difficult to predict” he is pleased by the “happy, peaceful outlook that 1968 offers … Continue reading Film Review: In The Intense Now (No Intenso Agora)

France May ’68: “Everything was possible”

By Emile Gallet GRAINY BLACK and white film of Parisian students hurling rocks at the police; crowds choking on clouds of tear-gas. The passing of time lends romance to the media view of May ’68; a student insurrection which came out of nowhere and was essentially libertarian in its politics. The romance is tinged with … Continue reading France May ’68: “Everything was possible”