R E M A K I N G (S) 6 Articles
On remaking as an adaptation of cinematic essences for new expressive possibilities.
C O M P R O M I S E 6 Articles
Compromise as a frisson point from which pure cinema can arise: a cinematic essence, in other words.
In Absentia 6 Articles
How do you write about something that isn’t there?
So This Is Silence 6 Articles
An exploration of various uses of 'silence' in cinema, from the silent era to the present day.
The 2022 editorial board for photogénie presents its mission statement. This text is not a manifesto: it is a collection of beliefs to incentivise critical writing. We write film criticism through our persistent love of—and, necessarily, our thinking about—cinema. We are motivated to make sense of the rapidly expanding audiovisual sphere.
Editor's Picks — From the Archive
Regarding the Pain of Mothers: On the Silence in Jeanne Dielman
Michaël Van Remoortere on Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975).
Jeanne Dielman. “Keep your eye on the frame”
Ruben Demasure on the painterly aspects of Chantal Akerman's 'Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles' (1975).
Treasured Memories at London Film Festival 2022
Ben Flanagan questions the goals of this year's London Film Festival.
An Aesthetics of Literalness: The Early Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet (1963-1972)
Charlotte Wynant and Karel Pletinck on the development of Straub-Huillet's aesthetics throughout their six earliest films.
I Knew This Book Was About Something! On Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘The Image Book’
Michaël Van Remoortere opens Jean-Luc Godard's 'Image Book'.