Happy New Year!
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Frohes Neues Jahr!and all the others!
What better way to start the new year off on the right foot than by immersing yourself in some great international cinema?! And as usual, OVID.tv has got your covered with new their January offerings — from French New Wave shorts to feminist Westerns and courtroom drama — they’ve got something for everyone.
Here’s what I’m looking forward to checking out this month on the streamer:
- On Jan. 8th, the digital restoration of Jacques Rivette’s 1956 Fool’s Mate (Le Coup de Berger), a tautly paced short drama that unfolds like a chess match. With cameos by Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol.
- Antoine Raimbault’s Conviction starring Marina Foïs as a juror whose intuition becomes an obsession, and Stéphane Demoustier’s The Girl with the Bracelet, about the trial of a teen accused of murder whose secret life is revealed in court, both go live on Jan. 8th.
- Jan. 13th – two restored films by Alain Resnais: Van Gogh, which won the Oscar for Best Short Documentary of 1949, and 1956’s All the World’s Memories (Toute la Mémoire du Monde) about the National Library of France.
- Wen Hai and Zeng Jinyan’s Outcry and Whisper (Jan. 15th) is an intimate documentary chronicling women’s oppression in China, as well as striking acts of resistance.
- An official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Mouly Surya’s Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts is a Scope western and tale of female cinematic revenge set in Indonesia with a Morricone-inspired score. Available on Jan. 22nd.
And to think, those are just the highlights of what I’m looking forward to watching! There’s so many more great and interesting works headed to OVID.tv this month, so definitely head over and start watching!
Which ones are you going to check out?!