CHARLES GILLIBERT’S DREAM DOUBLE FEATURE
Charles Gillibert to introduce both screenings.
French cinema has, for the whole of its history, depended on the talents of heroic producers, swashbucklers who can nail down deals and get things done, inheritors of the Humbert Balsan tradition—like Charles Gillibert. Under the auspices of MK2, and through his own company CG Cinéma after 2012, Gillibert has produced films by Gus Van Sant, Abbas Kiarostami, Xavier Dolan, Abdellatif Kechiche, Mia Hansen-Løve, and Olivier Assayas, and he’s only just getting started. Such a record of distinguished service to cinema calls for guest programming privileges, so Gillibert will visit Metrograph, bringing with him twinned stories of idolized older brothers, of bright flash and burnout, and of teenage rebellion—two moving portrayals of youth as a paradise lost.