Most widely held works by William Lubtchansky
La belle noiseuse The beautiful troublemaker ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 241 libraries worldwide
An artist near the end of his career finds new inspiration in a young model. A famous and well-respected artist who lives in a comfortable estate in the French countryside, at the age of 60, considers his career as a painter to be over. He no longer feels inspired to create, and his last attempt at a major work, a nude study of his wife Liza, has sat unfinished for ten years. His protégé suggests a more inspiring subject, who exchanges ideas and opinions, as he methodically attempts to create a final masterpiece.
Les amants réguliers Regular lovers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 208 libraries worldwide
A rapturous paean to France's near-revolution of May, 1968 and its aftermath. Love, youth, and disillusionment are captured in the infamous Parisian riots as student-poet François grapples with a doomed romance with the aloof sculptor Lilie.
The Mahabharata ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and French and held by 163 libraries worldwide
The Mahabharata (which can be translated as 'The Poetical History of Humanity') is an epic tale of two sets of cousins: the Pandavas, the five sons of Pandu, the king of Hastinapura, and the Kauravas, the one hundred sons of Pandu's brother, Dhritarashtra. The eldest brother of each set of cousins claims the throne of Hastinapura for himself and a struggle arises between them. At first the kingdom is divided, but, as a result of a rigged gambling match, the eldest of the Pandavas, Yuddhishtira, loses his half, and he and his brothers are forced into exile for thirteen years, after which time they will be given back their kingdom. However, when the eldest of the Kauravas, Duryodhana, refuses to do so the two sets of cousins gather their armies and go to war.
New world ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Patrick, who worships all things American, comes of age in a small village near a U.S. military base. Patrick is living a pleasant French life surround by a happy family and a lovely girlfriend. One day, by accident, he meets an American soldier who will change his life forever. The soldier introduces Patrick to American music, fun, freedom and women. Patrick decides to follow his dream of becoming a drummer and falls in love with an American girl. Patrick is heartbroken when his if faced with the reality that there is a price to pay for living the American way.
Klassenverhältnisse ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in German and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Va savoir ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Follows the lives of three men and three woman as they become tangled in each other's lives during the brief run of a play in Paris.
Brigands, chapitre VII ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 76 libraries worldwide
This crazy, satirical epic humorously portrays several eras in European history. Though the costumes and regimes change, the film suggests, the human motives of lust and greed remain the same. Jumping back and forth in time, the film condemns its characters to an eternity of irony. In one section, a medieval king named Vano, who has a penchant for exotic torture techniques, executes his wife for being unfaithful. Seamlessly the film flashes forward to the early 1930s, with another Vano, played by the same actor, portraying a low-down thief who suddenly seizes power. Intercut with all of this is the story of a contemporary Vano, a hapless drunk who wanders across the underworlds of Europe.
Lundi matin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Every morning Vincent has the same routine that takes him away from his passion of painting. He's had enough of the job, the family, and life in general. When he decides to spend one Monday in Venice, he might find out exactly what's missing in his life.
Secret défense ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 69 libraries worldwide
A young scientist discovers, from her brother, that their father's death wasn't an accident, but that he was killed by his business partner and friend.
La frontière de l'aube Frontier of the dawn ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 61 libraries worldwide
An actress, deserted by her husband, meets a young photographer. They quickly become lovers and live together for two weeks in a hotel room. Then her husband discovers the affair.
Klassenverhältnisse ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in German and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Based on Kafka's unfinished novel Amerika, Straub and Huillet's version is about class relations and about the society that is created by capitalism.
Die Frau nebenan La femme d'à côté ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in French and German and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Former lovers find themselves unintentionally reunited seven years later as neighbors in a small French village. Although the they are now married to different people, their ill-fated relationship rekindles, causing irrevocable damage to all parties.
I regret nothing Edith Piaf, 1915-1963 : a musical biography ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Recounts her life and career through films and interviews with various people she knew and worked with.
L'an 01 by Jacques Doillon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot by Serge Bromberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
En 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot choisit Romy Schneider, 26 ans, et Serge Reggiani, 42 ans, pour être les vedettes de L'Enfer. Un projet énigmatique et insolite, un budget illimité, un film qui devait être un "événement" cinématographique à sa sortie. Mais après 3 semaines de tournage, le drame. Le projet est interrompu, et les images que l'on disait "incroyables" ne seront jamais dévoilées. Ces images, oubliées depuis un demi-siècle, ont été retrouvées et elles sont plus époustouflantes que la légende l'avait prédit. Elles racontent un film unique, la folie et la jalousie filmées en caméra subjective, l'histoire d'un tournage maudit et celle d'Henri-Georges Clouzot qui avait laissé libre cours à son génie de cinéaste. Jamais Romy n'a été aussi belle et hypnotique. Jamais un auteur n'aura été aussi proche et fusionnel avec le héros qu'il a inventé. Serge Bromberg et Ruxandra Medrea réussissent ici une "recomposition" de l'oeuvre disparue, créant un nouveau film qui raconte l'histoire de ce naufrage magnifique et qui permet au projet d'exister enfin.
Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach Sicilia! ; Une visite au Louvre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach, which covers the years of Bach's life from his marriage to Anna Magdalena to his death in 1748, is at once a love story, a documentary, a socio-political statement, and a film of the music of Bach. Sicilia! is a four part film which follows Silvestro, an emigrant who is returning home after fifteen years spent in America. His conversations, with his mother, on the train, or on the price of oranges, as well as the recurrent shot of arid landscape outside the train window, supply some of the most intense and memorable moments in contemporary cinema. Une visite au Louvre: as the camera shows us some of the masterpieces held in the Louvre, Julie Kotaï speaks the comments made about the paintings by Cézanne which were put into writing by the poet Joachim Gasquet.
Die schöne Querulantin = La belle noiseuse : divertimento ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in German and French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Histoire de Marie et Julien The story of Marie and Julien ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A clockmaker's new lover has a secret that he attempts to discover with the help of a woman he is blackmailing.
La Belle noiseuse: divertimento by Jacques Rivette ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Le peintre Frenhofer a abandonné toute activité après avoir renoncé à terminer un tableau, "la Belle noiseuse" qui devait être son chef-d'oeuvre et pour lequel sa femme avait servi de modèle. Un jour, pourtant, un jeune artiste vient lui rendre visite en compagnie d'une jeune femme. Il reconnaît en elle le modèle idéal.
Jardins en automne Gardens in autumn ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Vincent is a powerful minister with an immense office, innumerable staff, a limousine and a beautiful wife, Odile, who spends all his money. But his world is transformed when the people he has ignored for so long, rise up in protest and force him to step down. Finding himself alone, back in his childhood apartment, his friends re-acquaint him with the simple pleasures of music, drinking, flirting and the beauty of public gardens.
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Lubchansky, William 1937-2010
Lubtchanski, William 1937-2010
Lubtchansky, Willy 1937-2010
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