Ronald Shamma, the hidden smuggler of auteur cinema

Ronald Shamma, the hidden smuggler of auteur cinema
Ronald Chema, at the Christine Cinema Club, Paris (6 degrees), December 6, 2022.

“I haven’t done this before.”Ronald Shamma declares in the preamble. “that”, She is doing an interview. Talk about him, not about others. To tell about himself, this invisible man of French cinema, this unknown known to people. He constantly encounters it as he travels from one film festival to another, from Bologna in Italy to Morelia in Mexico, from Lyon to La Rochelle, from Cannes to Venice. He finds there, from year to year, Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Claire Denis or Quentin Tarantino. He calls the stars by their first name and humbly lists their names.

Everyone in the film world is familiar with his work restoring and re-releasing restored heritage films, like these six feature films by the Italian father of horror, Dario Argento, released in collections this month. He cited the cinema hall owned by Ronald Chamma as a model on the Left Bank of Paris (Christine Cinema Club and Echols Cinema Club). Specializing in repertory cinema, they have also hosted very rare big screen showings of Martin Scorsese’s latest Netflix film. (Irish), Jane Campion (dog strength), Guillermo del Toro (pinocchio) And the Noah Baumbach (white noiseAnd the which will be released on the platform on December 30).

Her light, his anonymity

He does all this work to re-evaluate forgotten heritage titles through his company Les Films du camélia, which he co-founded with Isabelle Huppert in the 1980s. The name is inspired by Camellia lady 1981 film by Mauro Bolognini based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas Fels, in which he met the actress forty-two years earlier in Rome. He was the script and first assistant director. She, the red-haired diva, rewarded her two years earlier Interpretation Award at the Cannes Film Festival for Violet NozierAnd the by Claude Chabrol, he filled the title role. Since then, they share their lives and have three children together (Lolita, Lorenzo, and Angelo, born in 1983, 1988, and 1997).

See also  CEOs são os novos reis

She is one of the most famous French actresses in the world, and one of the few to have toured three continents (Europe, Asia, North America), to work with famous directors as well as with beginners, also not being able to do so. without entering the board. They appear on the cover of newspapers on television. She always talks about her job. From his private life, never. He adheres to the same discipline.

You have 82.21% of this article left to read. The following is for subscribers only.

You May Also Like

About the Author: Aldina Antunes

"Praticante de tv incurável. Estudioso da cultura pop. Pioneiro de viagens dedicado. Viciado em álcool. Jogador."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *