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In L’AMANT D’UN JOUR, Jeanne (Esther Garrel, recently seen in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name) moves back to dad’s place, only to discover—and befriend—her father’s twenty-something lover Ariane (Louise Chevillotte).

The new film by Philippe Garrel opens in Los Angeles this weekend. The black-and-white cinematography is by Renato Berta (Au revoir les enfants).


L’AMANT D’UN JOUR—LOVER FOR A DAY, opens Friday, January 26.

LAEMMLE MUSIC HALL, 9036 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills.


Esther Garrel (foreground) and Louise Chevillotte in L’Amant d’un jour (2017). Image credit: SBS distribution.

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After months of festival praise and a recent gala screening at AFI Fest 2017, Luca Guadagnino’s CALL ME BY YOUR NAME has finally opened in cinemas.

A portrayal, both devastating and edifying, of a teenager discovering his sexuality, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME features a superlative lead performance by Timothée Chalamet as young Elio, a live wire summering “somewhere in northern Italy” in the early 1980s.

The script—based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel—was written by James Ivory, and Sufjan Stevens wrote two new songs—”Mystery of Love” and “Visions of Gideon”—for the film.


Now playing.

Arclight Hollywood

6360 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles.


10850 West Pico Boulevard, Rancho Park, Los Angeles.

From top: Timothée Chalamet (left) and Armie Hammer in Call Me by Your Name (2017); Chalamet; Hammer and Chalamet. Image credit: Sony Pictures Classics.


To the list of modernist structures that have become cinematic characters in their own right—Casa Malaparte in Godard’s Le MéprisVilla Necchi Campiglio in Luca Guadagnino’s Io sono l’amore—add the libraries, office buildings, churches, banks, and private homes designed by Eero Saarinen, Eliel Saarinen, Myron Goldsmith, Deborah Berke, James Stewart Polshek, and Edward Bassett that provide sanctuary for damaged souls and stand sentry against superfluity in the new film COLUMBUS.

Written and directed by Kogonada, and set in Columbus, Indiana—a modernist Oz 230 miles south-southeast of Chicago—COLUMBUS centers on Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a recent high-school graduate in her gap year (or two, or three), attuned to her city’s masterpieces, and grateful for the sense of order imposed by her surroundings. Her new friend Jin (John Cho), a new arrival, is the son of a visiting, and recently stricken, architect. At one point, Casey mentions to Jin that a building they’re walking toward is “asymmetrical, but also still balanced.” She could be describing herself.

The film takes the form of Modernism itself: spare, mysterious, inspiring contemplation, at times deliberately elliptical—but richly rewarding for viewers willing to stop and look and listen.

COLUMBUS, September 29 through October 5.

MUSIC HALL, 9036 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

Through September 7.

PLAYHOUSE, 673 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena.

Through August 31.

LANDMARK, 10850 West Pico Boulevard, Rancho Park, Los Angeles.

MONICA FILM CENTER, 1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica.

Through August 24.

TOWN CENTER, 17200 Ventura Boulevard, Encino.



COLUMBUS, through August 10.

Kogonada will participate in a Q&A after the 5 pm and 7:30 pm shows on Sunday, August 6.

NUART THEATRE, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.


Also see:  landmarktheatres.com/columbus-filmmaker-letter

and:  kogonada.com

Bottom: Miller House, Eero Saarinen, 1953. Interior design by Alexander Girard. Garden design by Dan Kiley.

Image credit: Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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