I’ll be in my trailer… watching trailers: A slow-boiling masterpiece

Join us every week for a trip into the weird and wonderful world of trailers. Whether it’s the first teaser for the latest instalment in your favourite franchise, an obscure preview for a strange indie darling, whether it’s good, bad, ugly or just plain weird – your favourite pop culture baristas are there to tell you what they think.

Our long-running Bergman series finally came to an end… of sorts, with Matt checking out, among other things, a recent documentary on the director that doesn’t hold back with criticism. Does it change his take on Bergman’s films?

Meanwhile, Julie wrote about the original Mission Impossible TV series, Jules Dassin’s Topkapi, and the parallels between the two.

So, what else is there in the world of trailers?

Matt: This week I didn’t really see any stand-out new trailers – and no, I don’t particularly want to post the trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. So here’s something very far from Disney Country: our local cinema is currently showing a series of films featuring Delphine Seyrig, ranging from Alain Resnais’ classic of huh? what?, Last Year at Marienbad, via Luis Buñuel’s classic of absurd cinema, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, to Harry Kümel’s classic of trashy lesbian vampires, Daughters of Darkness – and obviously, after last year’s Sight & Sound list of the best films ever, they couldn’t really leave out Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, could they? We’re watching that one on Tuesday evening, after a day at the office. All 201 minutes. Wish us luck!

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