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By Maria Esteves – March 14, 2017
Dedicated to the Loving Memory of My Father Getulio Esteves (1927-2016).
THE LOST CITY OF Z is a compelling true story based on the three voyages of a British explorer Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) during 1906-1954, who journeyed to find a city between Bolivia and Brazil, in the uncharted Amazonian jungle, the oldest civilization known to mankind. Raised from humble beginnings, the first voyage, allowed Percy to redeem his fam...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
When the original KING KONG was released by RKO in March of 1933, some of the trade ads included a tie-in between Kong’s big bang box office receipts and the failed banks of the Great Depression roaring back to profitability. It was a nostalgia sell, a heart-tug for a pre-code Hollywood monster romp, the likes and scale of which had never been seen on the silver screen.
In a quick recap, Merian C. Cooper was turned down at Paramount, th...
In recent times, if one were to discuss key events related to politics and society in India, most people are likely to evoke the assassination of Indian prime minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi in 1984 by her Sikh bodyguards and subsequent violence perpetrated against Sikh community in Indian subcontinent. It was a grim chapter of post independence Indian history when old friends turned into mortal foes. These two tragic events form the backdrop of a new Indian documentary film “When the sun di...
Filmmaker Philippe Mora recreates his family history through painting images of his family's survival during WWII
Berlin Film Review: 'Monsieur Mayonnaise'
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Culinary Cinema), Feb. 16, 2017 Running time: 97 MIN.
(Documentary – Australia-Germany) An Antidote Films release (in Australia-New Zealand) of a Screen Australia presentation of a Yarra Bank Films, Black Sheep...
Focus on documentaries / more than 100 films from Japan /
diverse supporting program
From May 23 to 28, 2017 the seventeenth edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival will take place in Frankfurt am Main. With more than 100 short and feature length films, it is the biggest festival for Japanese film worldwide, offering a varied and exciting insight into Japanese cinema. Many directors and actors are present to introduce their works to the local audience for the first ti...
19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
3-12 March, 2017
The International Jury of the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival comprised of:
Paul Pauwels, director of the European Documentary Network (EDN), Belgium - Jury President
Dina Iordanova, professor of film studies, Bulgaria
Laurent Rigoulet, journalist, France
Talal Derki, film director, Syria
Marianna Economou, film director, Greece
Best Documentary - Golden Alexander fo...
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s, The Lost City of Z has great cinematography and a wonderfully crafted script. A classic timeless film hands down. Producers Brad Pitt production company Plan B co-founded with Brad Grey and Jennifer Aniston in 2001 has become influential in supporting auteur-driven works.
The Lost City of Z is a film based on a tr...
Film director Volker Schlöndorff receives an honorary membership from the International Art Cinemas Association at Berlinale 2017
Schlöndorff was attending Berlin with his latest film Return to Montauk.
Berlin-based German filmmaker who has worked in Germany, France and the United States. He was a prominent member of the New German Cinema of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which also included Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Margarethe ...
MOMA’s presentation of innovative nonfiction films was held from February 16-26 with more than 20 features and 10 shorts, including a section of new media Canadian nonfiction films and a retrospective of Emiko Omori with six productions. As in prior editions the program covered a broad range of themes and issues as well as innovative approaches in documentary film making. This year’s edition presented an outstanding selection of films investigating global issues and problem...