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'Prague' comes to Cannes!

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    PRAGUE – ‘Men live in cities. Cities live in men too.’ This year Bombay filmmakers currently under post production with their feature film ‘PRAGUE’ (2012) are on a journey to visit the 65th Cannes Film Festival for this purple 'Prague' film’s first press bomb and their home production short titled-LEHENGA (The Skirt) being showcased at Short film corner. This East (India) meets West (Czech Republic) story is a far cry from previous Indian/West hybrids of...

Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev at 52nd TIFF

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 The acclaimed Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev (mostly known for his internationally acclaimed film THE RETURN, 2003) presented his latest film, ELENA (2011) last week at the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF). ELENA held its world premier at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in the 'Un Certain Regard' category, where it won the Special Jury Prize.-Vanessa McMahon  "Elena and Vladimir are an older couple, each one from a different social background. Vladimir is a wealthy and ...

Malatya Film Festival Highlights the Best Films of the Year

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2nd Malatya International Film Festival, held from 18th to 24th November 2011, will be screening a special selection of impeccable movies under the title of ‘Panorama’.  Including the Dardenne Brother’s  ‘THE KID WITH A BIKE’ which shared the ‘Grand Jury Prix’ with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA’ at Cannes this year, the Festival will also be showcasing the critically acclaimed other samples of the World Cinema.   With the support of the Malaty...

And The Award Goes Too!!!!! The Un Regard Special Jury Prize goes too Elena

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 SYNOPSISElena and Vladimir are an older couple, they come from different backgrounds. Vladimir is a wealthy and cold man, Elena comes from a modest milieu and is a docile wife. They have met late in life and each one has children from previous marriages. Elena’s son is unemployed, unable to support his own family and he is constantly asking Elena for money. Vladimir’s daughter is a careless young woman who has a distant relationship with her father. A heart attack puts Vladimir in ho...

Taxiphone The Center of the World

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Isola Film Festival awarded film Taxiphone directed by Mohammed Soudani: a Swiss director originally from El-Chelif, Alergia that made more then 30 documentaries for Swiss Television RTSI. His directorial debut Waalo Fendo, Là où la terre gèle, gave him international recognition first time in 1997.               This time in Isola he presented his latest film Taxiphone , a film about Oliver and Elena, young Swiss ...

A road to the GOYAS – Best Film Nominees

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Los Goyas,Spanish equivalent to the OSCAR or BAFTA were created in 1987.Let´s get to know the Film Nominees a bit better.CELDA 211 – 16 nominations Prison drama directed by Daniel Monzón Plot : Juan Oliver wants to make a good impression at his new job as a prison officer and reports to work a day early, leaving his pregnant wife, Elena, at home. His destiny is forever changed by this fateful decision, as during his tour of the prison, an accident occurs that knocks him unconscio...

The impossible fact

Director: Sven Heinrich.
Rafael talks on the phone with a friend about an upcoming gig, while Elena is in a hurry to get to a business meeting, calling her boss with excuses for being late. The distraction of both leads to an unexpected and unintentional encounter between Elena and Rafael...

The 11th IFF Bratislava announces its line up

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  The program part ‘Competitions' will bring two novelties during this year`s festival. Besides the Competition of Feature Films the festival will also offer Competition of Documentary Films and Competition of Short Films. The aim of the festival is to fill up the empty space in Slovak distribution, to present the best of the international documentary works, and also give space to young talents. The 11th IFF Bratislava enriches its program by two competitive sections - Competit...

Day 5 it's Carnival Mardi Gras in Porto (and everywhere else) also a big fat day for me with 4 films to judge.

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Prime Time  (in fantastic competition) ie: I cant comment   Does fiction copy reality or is it that reality inspires fiction? Is TV a mirror of the society and a reality show a virtual reality that anticipates the future which awaits us? After "Big Brother "and other shows that invaded the intimacy and privacy of the competitors, "Prime Time" crosses the last barrier. A show where the competitors are volunteers by force. They all hide a secret and a crime an...

Nominations Announced At IDFA Documentary Festival

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Burma VJ (Denmark/Sweden/England/Norway   Friday, November 28-------As IDFA enters its final weekend, the front runners in the various competition categories have been announced. At the nightly IDFA Talks, an assembly of filmmakers, producers, programmers and IDFA staff anxiously awaited the announcements of the final nominees in the main Festival competitions. The list is included below, with information on the award winners coming soon on this blog. ...

Tribeca Film Festival Short films selection

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today announced its line-up of short films. Out of 2,497 short film submissions received this year, 79 have been selected for participation, and will be presented in 11 thematic programs as well as preceding features. These include short narratives featuring Mamie Gummer, Matthew Modine, Azura Skye, Rider Strong, a short written by Guillermo Arriaga and a special short film series created by returning filmmaker Isabella Rossellini. ...
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