Rebecca Miller’s Adventures in Moviegoing
The filmmaker and novelist shares stories of discovering movies with her artistically adventurous parents and explores her taste for emotionally gripping films that push the boundaries of realism.
Rebecca Miller in Conversation
The author and filmmaker on a lifetime of moviegoing
Rebecca Miller on CHILDREN OF PARADISE
Children of Paradise
Directed by Marcel Carné • 1945 • France
Starring Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur
Poetic realism reached sublime heights with CHILDREN OF PARADISE, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimon...
Rebecca Miller on LE NOTTI BIANCHE
Le notti bianche
Directed by Luchino Visconti • 1957 • Italy
Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Maria Schell
Marcello Mastroianni, as a lonely city transplant, and Maria Schell, as a sheltered girl haunted by a lover’s promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles the...
Rebecca Miller on DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE
Divorce Italian Style
Directed by Pietro Germi • 1961 • Italy
Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Stefania Sandrelli, Daniela Rocca
Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile young cousin Angela (Stefania Sandrelli), but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia (D...
Rebecca Miller on VAGABOND
Directed by Agnès Varda • 1985 • France
Starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss
Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of VAGABOND. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona’s sto...