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Rated NR · 98 minutes · 2011

Documentary
In this casually intimate documentary, the revered British actress engages in a series of discussions about life, death, and the creative process. The conversation partners include Rampling's grown children and several of her famous friends (including novelist Paul Auster and photographer Juergen Teller), and the film is commendable for not using them as window dressing. Just as Rampling characterizes screen acting as a mix of emotional projection and response, her conversation style mixes curiosity and candor to ensure her partners reveal as much private information as she does. Director Angelina Maccarone punctuates each dialogue with lengthy clips of Rampling's best performances (The Night Porter, Swimming Pool, etc.), though none of them feels gratuitous; rather, they further illustrate Rampling's craft of rendering abstract feelings concrete. In English and subtitled French.
Director: Angelina Maccarone
Producer: Michael Trabitzsch, Gerd Haag, Serge Lalou and Charlotte Uzu

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