This week we’re excited to present two conversations. First up, with our retrospective celebrating the films of the late Polish director Wojciech Jerzy Has currently running through March 31, listen to FLC’s Digital Marketing Manager Erik Luers discuss the filmmaker’s career with Annette Insdorf, a celebrated scholar and author of the book Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has

Film at Lincoln Center and DI Factory present The Long Strange Trips of Wojciech Jerzy Has, a comprehensive celebration of Has’s singularly inventive filmography, featuring an array of new digital restorations. The retrospective includes each of Has’s 14 features and all of his short films, which range from fascinating industrial films to assured miniature parables.

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Following that conversation, we’re happy to share a Q&A from the 61st New York Film Festival with La Chimera director Alice Rohrwacher and actors Josh O’Connor & Isabella Rossellini, moderated by NYFF Advisor Michelle Carey. With her customarily bewitching mixture of earthiness and magical realism, Alice Rohrwacher  conjures a marvelous entertainment set in a rural Italy eternally caught between the ancient and the modern. O’Connor stars as Arthur, a ne’er-do well Englishman, handsomely rumpled and recently out of prison, who returns to a rural town in central Italy where he hesitantly reconnects with a ragtag group of tombaroli (tomb raiders), for whom he uses his uncanny powers of divination to locate graves that date back to the Etruscan period and teem with antiquities of immense value to collectors and museums. Yet the melancholy Arthur has other ghosts on his mind, including his long-lost love Beniamina, who haunts his memory like her own ghostly civilization. Featuring gorgeous rough-hewn textures from the great cinematographer Hélène Louvart and outstanding supporting work from Rossellini, Carol Duarte, and Alba Rohrwacher, La Chimera is a dreamlike descent into a majestically tattered world right beneath our own. An NYFF61 Main Slate selection. A NEON release.

La Chimera opens at FLC next Friday, March 29. View showtimes and get tickets!

Listen/watch below.