Violet Lucca, BFI

Violet Lucca


New York, NY, United States

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  • BFI
  • Film Comment
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Past articles by Violet:


A womb of one’s own: a short history of abortion on film

A tenderly handled subplot in Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire reminds us how rarely the termination of a pregnancy features in cinema, and how such stories tend to turn out. → Read More

Interview: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Hold still: the Japanese filmmaker delves into the uncanny once again, this time on French soil, in Daguerrotype → Read More

Review: Endless Poetry

(Alejandro Jodorowsky, Chile/Japan/France, ABKCo Films, Opens July 14) → Read More

Review: Beatriz at Dinner

(Miguel Arteta, USA, 
Roadside Attractions, Opens June 9) → Read More

Festivals: Miami 2017

On international waters: this year's festival presented a wide-ranging selection of fiction and documentary films that made difficult subject matter accessible but not glib → Read More

Interview: Eliza Hittman

Summer loving, happened so fast: the director of Beach Rats and It Felt Like Love discusses representing sex and sexuality on screen → Read More

The Assassin

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s elegant martial arts tale is one the most beautiful films you’ll see all year. → Read More

No Home Movie + Grief

Mothership connection: Chantal Akerman’s eternal return to the love and trauma of the parent-child relationship → Read More

Blue Velvet + Homecoming

I Remember Mama: the what-if alternative version of David Lynch's seminal suburban psychodrama, on its 30th anniversary → Read More

Interview: Anna Rose Holmer, Saela Davis & Lisa Kjerulff

After-school special: the director and co-writers of The Fits talking about getting into rhythm with their sui generis film about young dancers → Read More

The Student Nurses + Exploitation

Chronic condition: on the frustrations of working within any system built for speed → Read More

Jerry Lewis + Work

Personal fortune: parsing the Horatio Alger myths inside the master comedian's films → Read More

Jerry Lewis + Work

Personal fortune: parsing the Horatio Alger myths inside the master comedian's films → Read More

March/April 2016

Apichatpong Weerasethakul interview, pre-Stonewall queer film, Vincent Lindon interview, King Hu, the American voice in film, grosses gloss reloaded, Game Changers: production design, Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room → Read More

Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie + W.

Open season: the dos and don'ts of long-form political satire → Read More

Hail, Caesar! + Illusions

Who runs the dream factory? Two films that inject fantasy into Hollywood fact → Read More

Interview: Michel Gondry

Two for the road: the DIY director discusses the deeply personal roots of his latest, heartfelt road movie, Microbe & Gasoline → Read More

Interview: Danny Glover

From To Sleep with Anger to Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives to The Narrow Frame of Midnight, the actor-producer sets the record straight on film and history → Read More

Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York

The historic series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center showcases the trails blazed by black filmmakers out of necessity → Read More

Sexy Beast

A user's guide to David Bowie's best (and worst) film roles → Read More