FYI: Last Friday, Colin Marshall highlighted for you the new feature film by kogonada, whose many video essays–on Ozu, Linklater, Malick, Anderson, etc.–we’ve shown you here before. Rather by coincidence, The Criterion Collection just posted kogonada’s latest video essay, this one examining how “doors open onto philosophical mysteries in the films of French master Robert Bresson.” Watch “Once There Was Everything” above, and pair it with his other Bresson essay (“Hands of Bresson”) from three years ago. It appears right below.
If you would like to sign up for Open Culture’s free email newsletter, please find it here.
If you would like to support the mission of Open Culture, consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. You can contribute through PayPal, Patreon, Venmo (@openculture) and Crypto. Thanks!
Video Essayist Kogonada Makes His Own Acclaimed Feature Film: Watch His Tributes to Its Inspirations Like Ozu, Linklater & Malick
The Perfect Symmetry of Wes Anderson’s Movies
“Auteur in Space”: A Video Essay on How Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris Transcends Science Fiction
The Eyes of Hitchcock: A Mesmerizing Video Essay on the Expressive Power of Eyes in Hitchcock’s Films
Cinematic Experiment: What Happens When The Bicycle Thief’s Director and Gone With the Wind’s Producer Edit the Same Film
How Richard Linklater (Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Boyhood) Tells Stories with Time: Six Video Essays
Signature Shots from the Films of Stanley Kubrick: One-Point Perspective
Leave a Reply