The 2022 editorial board for photogénie is happy to present its mission statement. This text is not a strict manifesto in which we claim to know how to write about film. It is rather a collection of beliefs that serve as an incentive for critical writing. We write film criticism by virtue of our persistent love of (and, necessarily, our thinking about) cinema. Our motivation has not waned: To make sense of the rapidly expanding audiovisual sphere.
Editor's Picks — From the Archive
The Blank Screen: A Possible Book
Maximilien Luc Proctor examines Duras’s short films, in particular 'L’Homme atlantique' and her undefinable relation to its protagonist.
“Why Don’t You Ever Take Me In Your Arms”: Claire Denis’ Cinema of Intimacy
Patrick Preziosi on the exploration of intimacy in the films of Claire Denis.
No Refuge in Reality: On Bresson’s Mouchette and Le Diable probablement
Michaël Van Remoortere juxtaposes the lives and deaths of two of Robert Bresson's youthful protagonists.