As usual, Cinemateket is coming up trumps in December, showing a diverse mix of films that gives you a great alternative to the Hollywood run-of-the-mill dross on offer at the bigger movie theatres.
One of the themes this coming month is the US actor and director Elia Kazan. Kazan died in 2003, and is described by the New York Times as Â“one of the most honoured and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood historyÂ”. He was born in Istanbul to Greek parents, but grew up in the States. He studied acting at Yale University and favourerd the use of Â‘method actingÂ’ on the stage and screen. He acted in a few films, but quickly showed a unique talent for directing film. He had an amazing ability to draw out fantastic dramatic performances from the actors he worked with, with his films producing no less than 21 acting Oscar nominations and nine wins. He himself also won two Oscars for best director.