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Moira Jean Sullivan


Moira Sullivan is a member of FIPRESCI and Alliance for Women Film Journalists. She writes for three venues:

 


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Venice Orizzonti awards to Vahid Jalilvand and Navid Mohammadzadeh for 'No Date, No Signature'

  Iranian films are noted for their in depth exploration of moral subjects. Details are turned over and over again for this examination. This results in films with an almost timeless content because even under scrutiny the themes produce more questions. There is no real causality in these intriquing treatises of the human condition. No Date, No Signature (Bedoone Tarikh, Bedoone Emza), which premiered on September 2 at the 74th Venice Film Festival (Aug 30- Sept 9), is o...

Orrizzonti best screenplay award to Alireza Khatami for 'Oblivion Verses'

  The award for Best screenplay in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival (Aug 30-Sept 9) went to the Iranian director Alireza Khatami for Oblivion Verses (Los versos del Olvido). It is Khatami’s first feature film. it is a film where the spectator assembles the story with no traditional plot or storyline and no embellishment of characters with only 20% dialogue. The silence is important, which Khatami explains using Heidegger’s “Being and Tim...

World Premiere of Abel Ferrara’s out of competition film 'Piazza Vittorio'

The World Premiere of Abel Ferrara’s out of competition film Piazza Vittorio at the Venice Film Festival (Sept 9) is an evocative document on one of Rome’s most beloved squares in Esquilino, the XV "rione" or district. Ferrara shows how the area has developed since the last century with historic footage. The open-air markets of that time were packed with people who sold fruit, vegetable, bread, cheese and meat. This kind of market is disappearing and in the case of Piazza...

“Dead on Arrival” - modern noir set in the Bayou to the tune of Bach

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 “Dead on Arrival” - modern noir set in the Bayou to the tune of Bach. By Moira Sullivan Billy Flynn as Sam Collins    “Everyone’s got a transgender story around these parts”.   “Dead on Arrival” (US 2017)  is a...

15th Udine Far East Film Festival: a formula for festival success

The 15th edition of the Udine Far East Film Festival April 19 – 27 in Italy features a great lineup of films from Southeast Asia. This year the European premiere at Udine of Ip Man:The Final Fight on April 25 closely follows its theatrical release in China on March 22 and Hong Kong on March 28th. The setting is in postwar Hong Kong, where the Wing Chun Grandmaster, Yip Kai-man, teacher of Bruce Lee is challenged by rival kung fu styles and must fight one last tim...

Créteil Films de Femmes Celebrates 35 years

The 35th Créteil International Women’s Film Festival, which was held from March 22 to 31 honored veteran filmmakers and actresses who have attended previous festivals such as Margareta Von Trotta, Suzanne Osten, Mira Nair, Ulrike Ottinger, Agnes Varda, Carmen Maura, Maria Schneider and Anna Karina.  Director Jackie Buet has been with the festival since 1979. The guest of honor this year was Jeanne Balibar, an actress unknown outside of Europe who selects films that are notew...
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