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On the Move: Olivier Assayas

On the Move: Olivier Assayas

New York’s venerable Anthology Film Archives kicks off a retrospective of the later films of Reverse Shot favorite Olivier Assayas tonight which runs though February 10th. Pretty much complete from his 1994 masterwork Cold Water until the present (excepting only his recent music doc Noise and the forthcoming bizarro Boarding Gate), it’s that rare retro without a dud in the bunch. Though it sadly omits his fascinating, underscreened early films.

Longtime Reverse Shot fans will remember our Assayas symposium from all the way back in the Fall of 2003 (our fourth issue!), so in honor of Olivier, undoubtably one of the world’s greatest filmmakers and a terribly nice guy to boot, here are a few of our “greatest hits” on his films:

Jeff Reichert’s long interview which spans Assayas’s entire career up to demonlover

Nick Pinkerton on Clean

Michael Koresky on Cold Water

Michael Joshua Rowin on demonlover

Olivier will introduce Irma Vep tomorrow night at Anthology.

**Also, don’t forget to read Reverse Shot staff writer Nick Pinkerton’s terrific Assayas piece in this week’s Village Voice.

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