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Michael Cimino an American mirage

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Michael Cimino An American Mirage (2021)
by Jean-Baptiste Thoret

Potemkin Films - June 7, 2023

Original Title :
: DTSHD-MA 5.1: English
DTSHD-MA 2.0: English
Subtitles : French
Duration : 131' ( )
Format : Blu-ray
Area : B
Genre : Documentary

Shot in January-February 2020 in the United States, with a reduced team, Michael Cimino, an American mirage is a real documentary road movie. From Hollywood to New York, crossing mythical places and iconic landscapes, Jean-Baptiste Thoret meets colorful characters and film figures to evoke Michael Cimino, his films, his America. Like John Ford before, Michael Cimino was able to tell his own myth of America and print a legend that was just as emblematic, but more critical of his country's society and history. Beginning of the immersion trip in the community of Mingo Junction (Ohio), to meet the population and extras from the time of the filming of Journey to the End of Hell. End of the trip to New York, in the Chinatown of The Year of the Dragon, with Stanley White, the real policeman who inspired the character of Mickey Rourke.

Booklet "On the road: three days with Michael Cimino", article by Jean-Baptiste Thoret published in Cahiers du cinema n°671 of October 2011 (48 pages)

Encounter between Jean-Baptiste Thoret by Philippe Rouyer at Max Linder, during the screening of the film on February 12, 2022 (2023, 41')
Sequence commentary by Jean-Baptiste Thoret (2023, 47')
“Return to Mingo”: video module by Jean-Baptiste Thoret on the screening of the film at Mingo Junction (2023, 23')
Film music