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
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.