Cahiers du Cinéma, the world’s best-known film magazine, is, according to Emilie Bickerton in her admirable history, “limping on today as another banal mouthpiece of the spectacle”. It will be 60 next year, provided it survives its latest change in ownership from Le Monde to the British publishing house Phaidon…
Bickerton has done a valuable and highly informative job in locating the historical roots of Cahiers in the cinematic cultural debate that French intellectuals engaged in from the first world war onwards, and an equally useful one in relating the magazine’s decline to the distressing politics of post-1968 France.
Read the full review here.
Emilie Bickerton will be launching A Short History of Cahiers du Cinéma in London by introducing two seminal Nouvelle Vague films and answering questions afterwards:
More events around the UK in May will be announced shortly.