Marceline Loridan-Ivens may be best known for her scene-stealing participation in Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin's cinema verité classic, Chronicle of a Summer (1961). However, as FQ contributing editor Joan Dupont makes manifestly clear in her evocative appreciation, Loridan-Ivens was a true force of nature; an actress, director, and writer who remained creatively active and productive throughout her long life. She was also a Holocaust survivor, who returned to her experiences in the camps through her writing and filmmaking but found a way for her trauma to coexist with an irrepressible zest for life. Through interviews with over eight of Loridan-Ivens closest friends and family members, Dupont creates a multiperspectival portrait of Loridan-Ivens, including her years of close collaboration with her life partner, director Joris Ivens.
Marceline Loridan-Ivens: A Posthumous Interview
Joan Dupont has profiled artists, writers, and filmmakers since the 1980s for the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, Film Comment, and Film Quarterly. She has published interviews with Clint Eastwood, Edward Yang, Ann Hui, Abbas Kiarostami, Patricia Highsmith, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, Alain Resnais, Isabelle Huppert, and Juliette Binoche, among many others. She lives in Paris and New York and continues to cover film festivals for a variety of publications.
Joan Dupont; Marceline Loridan-Ivens: A Posthumous Interview. Film Quarterly 1 December 2019; 73 (2): 41–56. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.2.41
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