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2002 Stories by Leslie Camhi

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  • Terms of Endearment

    published April 16, 2002

    Most women can remember a passionate friendship from girlhood; when it ended, the disappointment approached the bitterness of the lovelorn.... More >>

  • Home and Away

    published April 16, 2002

    French cinema is in crisis, a Parisian director told me recently. The international success of Brotherhood of the Wolf and... More >>

  • Occupational Hazards

    published March 26, 2002

    Work—most people hate it, but can't live without it. Laurent Cantet makes films about it. The 40-year-old French director explores the way... More >>

  • Darkness Visible

    published March 19, 2002

    In Jean Rouch's documentary Les Maîtres Fous (1954), the members of a religious sect in Ghana, hysterically possessed by the spirit... More >>

  • Sister My Sister

    published March 12, 2002

    To a longtime single woman, the prospect of yet another movie about dating must seem as unappealing as the promise of yet another date. It's easy... More >>

  • All About Their Mothers

    published March 5, 2002

    Last year in France, the knockout success of Amélie and its impish star, Audrey Tautou, had angst-besotted cinephiles wringing their... More >>

  • Cousin/Cousine

    published February 19, 2002

    Cousins can exert a strange fascination—a peer group more exotic than siblings, they're a remote mirror for one's own experience.... More >>

  • Blow Up

    published February 12, 2002

    One day last fall, balloon vendors returned to the streets of Kabul. Though banned by the Taliban, the balloon's frivolity and its magical... More >>

  • Spring Forward

    published February 12, 2002

    "We'll have hamburgers, but not morals or art," a man on the street laments, captured by Czech documentarian Karel Vachek's roving camera on the... More >>

  • The Kids Are Alright

    published February 5, 2002

    "Come back a film star!" a ticket agent in Salaam Bombay! says to an urchin about to board a train for India's cinematic capital. Krishna... More >>

  • Behind Enemy Lines

    published January 29, 2002

    Andrzej Munk was among the most gifted avatars of the Polish new wave, which emerged from the ashes of a country laboring under Stalinist... More >>

  • Waiting for Twilight

    published January 15, 2002

    "It's the only place he ever slept with his wife," a German friend remarked as we stood at the grave of Bertolt Brecht, in a leafy cemetery of... More >>

  • Left Out in the Cold

    published January 8, 2002

    "Except for health and money, all's well with me," a matchmaker cheerfully proclaims in The Vow (1937), one of the last Yiddish films to be... More >>

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