Update on IFC and Criterion partnership; TINY FURNITURE making it’s way to the collection?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 5th, 2011


Over the past couple of years, one of the film world’s most beautiful relationships has been the one forged between the likes of IFC and the geniuses over at the Criterion Collection.

Giving us Collection additions like HUNGER and ANTICHRIST, a few new titles have been brought into the fold, according to a post from a user on The Criterion Forum.

Thanks to The CriterionCast, we’ve gotten wind of a recent conversation that a user on these forums had with IFC President Jonathan Sehring following a recent screening of Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, and ultimately found out news on a few possible upcoming releases.

First, and most interestingly, according to this report, Criterion’s own Peter Becker found Abbas Kiarostami’s latest film, CERTIFIED COPY, to be “minor Kiarostami,” ultimately meaning that the film will not be getting it’s day in the Collection.  One film that will be? Lena Dunham’s fantastic debut feature, TINY FURNITURE.  Also mentioned here are Errol Morris films THE GATES OF HEAVEN, VERNON, FLORIDA, and THE THIND BLUE LINE.  Criterion will also be releasing Herzog’s aforementioned DREAMS, and possibly 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, with the capper here being Wim Wenders’ 3D dance flick, PINA. Talk about a lineup.

Now, it goes without saying that this is still very much a rumor.  The fact that Becker went out of his way to say “minor Kiarostami” is really bizarre, at least given the film’s buzz at this point.  It has been talked about joining the collection for quite some time, so at this point, take this with a grain of salt.  That said, a lot of these films seem like relative locks.  Outside of COPY, don’t be shocked if this list comes to fruition in some way down the line.  I’m particularly most excited about films like 4 MONTHS and TINY FURNITURE, both films I absolutely adore. Fingers are definitely crossed for this one.

What film here would you most like to see added to the collection?

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    IFC and Criterion partnership means for more powerful company. If this two will cooperate with each other there will be no question for their success. They must learn how be united with each other.

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