For Us, Cinema is the Most Important of Arts (1970, short), Blue Collar (1977), Hardcore (1978), American Gigolo (1980), Cat People (1982), Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), Light of Day 1987), Patty Hearst (1988), The Comfort of Strangers (1990), Light Sleeper (1991), Witch Hunt (1994, tv), New Blue (1995, short), Affliction (1997), Touch (1998), Forever Mine (1999), Auto Focus (2002), Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005), The Walker (2007), Adam Resurrected (2008), The Canyons (2013), The Dying of the Light (2014), Dog Eat Dog (2016), First Reformed (2017)
Paul Schrader at IFFR
Mishima - A Life in Four Chapters
Famous and stylish film version by Paul Schrader of the controversial and spectacular life and self-imposed death of the militant Japanese writer Mishima Yukio. Seldom seen on the big screen these days.
Finely stylised biopic about the slow demise of the popular actor Bob Crane: from respectable father to sex slave and private porn video pioneer, who embraces his demons as if they are his best friends. Chosen by Ab Zagt, Algemeen Dagblad.
Tormented by his son's death, Reverend Toller struggles with his faith. He is further tested when a young couple asks him for advice. In this intense thriller with a fabulous role for Ethan Hawke, Schrader (American Gigolo, Cat People, Affliction), himself raised a Calvinist, successfully returns to his famed theme: existentialcrisis in humans.