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Vanessa is a novel writer, screenwriter, rep and a film producer. She shares her discoveries and film surprises. :-)

 


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Interview with director Cristian Mungiu

Interview with director Cristian Mungiu   Romanian director Cristian Mungiu is a prolific filmmaker with each of his feature films having held premiers at the Cannes Film Festival. His first feature ‘Occident’ (2002) screened in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes. He later won the Palme d’Or for his film ‘Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days’ (2007). His most recent film ‘Beyond the Hills’ (2012) was nominated for the Palme d’Or and won aw...

Interview with Paul Negoescu on 'A Month in Thailand' (2012)

'A Month in Thailand' (2012) by writer/director Paul Negoescu ‘A Month In Thailand’ (2012) by writer/director Paul Negoescu screened in competition recently at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film depicts a grey Bucharest, Romania in the course of one night in the life of 'Radu' (played by actor Andrei Mateiu), a lost twenty-something who leaves his current girlfriend to go in search of his past one. In a world full of too many choices and endless possibilit...

Interview with Vahid Vakilifar at 53rd TIFF

Interview with Vahid Vakilifar at 53rd TIFF. Persian filmmaker Vahid Vakilifar’s latest feature ‘Taboor’ (2012) ran in competition at the 53rd Thessaloniki Film Festival. This is his second feature; his first was ‘Gesher’ in 2010. As producer, screenwriter and director of ‘Taboor’, Vahid won a First Special Mention Award at TIFF. I interviewed him at the Electra Palace, Thessaloniki. Here is what he had to say.   ME: What does ‘Taboor&rsq...

HOLY MOTORS (2012) at 53rd TIFF

HOLY MOTORS (2012) premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and most recently opened the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival   HOLY MOTORS: Is it gratuitous shock-value pomp or high surrealistic cinematic genius? You decide… A swarthy dwarfish (though not a dwarf) Parisian, ‘Monsieur Oscar’ (played by Denis Lavant), lives for the night like some kind of vampire or ancient fiend feeding off humanity’s basest Chthonic nature. By day he is a loving f...

Interview with Aki Kaurismäki at 53rd TIFF

Aki Kaurismäki is best known for his oeuvre of films including: ‘Leningrad Cowboys Go America’ (1989), ‘The Man Without A Past’ (2002), which ran in competition at Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar in 2002, and his most recent film ‘Le Havre' (2011), which ran in competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Recently, Aki Kaurismäki was honored for his life achievement at the 53rd Thessaloniki Film Festival. On the 6th November, ...

Greek premier of 'Capital' (2012) at 53rd TIFF

During the 53rd Thessaloniki Film Festival, beloved Greek director Costa-Gavras attended the Greek premier of his latest film ‘Capital’ (2012). The film focuses on the world’s current economic situation where big business and capital are partaking in a form of economic terrorism with many conglomerate corporations controlling much of the world’s wealth resulting in the crippling of whole national economies. Greece itself has felt the repercussions of this crises and glo...

Interview with Bahman Ghobadi at 53rd TIFF

                              photo by Vanessa McMahon   Interview with Bahman Ghobadi During the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi was honored for his great oeuvre of films. Five of his films- ‘A Time for Drunken Horses’, 2000; ‘Turtles Can Fly’, 2004; ‘Half Moon’, 2006; ‘No One Knows About Persian Cats’,...

'John Dies At The End' at Sitges 2012

  The film ‘John Dies At the End’ (2012) screened at the 45th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (October 4-14). ‘John Dies At the End’ won 3rd place for The People’s Choice Award at the 2012 TIFF’s Midnight Madness. The film’s veteran ‘fantastic’ director Don Coscarelli (‘Phantasm' saga; Bubba Ho-Tep, 2002) attended the Sitges screening of his latest film where he was awarded the Time Machine Award for his prestig...

Sitges 2012

The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia; October 4-14, 2012.   Arguably the world’s most renown international horror/fantasy film festival takes place each year on the Balearic Sea riviera in Sitges, Spain at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. The festival opened yesterday for its 45th edition with the Spanish murder mystery thriller ‘El Cuerpo’ ('The Body', 2012) by director Oriol Paulo starring José Coronado, B...

Interview with actor Akin Gazi

    Interview with English/Turkish Cypriot actor Akin Gazi, the hot new face of BIG cinema ('The Devil's Double', 2011; 'Black Gold' 2011; and now 'Zero Dark Thirty', 2012). Look out for this up and coming mega talent. He has already been on the side of buses in Qatar... Will UK be next? Read our up close and personal interview below.   ME: How did you get into acting and when did you know that you want to act? AKIN: When I was a child I loved spending time in my imaginat...

'A Trip' ('Izlet', 2011) will contend for Oscars 2013.

The Slovenian film ‘A Trip’ (‘Izlet’, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda will represent Slovenia at the 2013 Oscars. Out of all international films contending for the ‘Foreign Film’ category, only one will win for 'Best Foreign Film'. The 85th Academy Awards will take place Feb. 24, 2013. 'A Trip' has received nominations and awards at international film festivals the world over. It won ‘Best Screenplay’ by Nejc Gazvoda, ‘Best Acting&r...

“TRASHED” HITS PICCADILLY AND TAKES JEREMY IRONS ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, DISBELIEF AND HOPE

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM 'Sally Fischer Public Relations' “TRASHED” (2012) screened Saturday, September 29 at 9:00PM at the Apollo Piccadilly Cinema in London Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and Academy Award-winning composer Vangelis attended screening “TRASHED” HITS PICCADILLY AND TAKES JEREMY IRONS ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, DISBELIEF AND HOPE   London, UK: Candida Brady brings her hot topic film "TRASHED" to the Raindance Film Festiva...

'Tango Underpants', a hot Aussie short film!

                              Aussie director/producer Miranda Edmonds with 'Tango Underpants' at Cinefest OZ, 2012 Aussie director/producer Miranda Edmonds' (Impian Films) latest venture is a short film entitled: 'Tango Underpants' (2012); it first began to create a buzz in August at Cinefest OZ 2012, and continues to do so during its development and production. Here's what Miranda had to say about this...

RIFF 2012

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  Reykjavík Fest Opens Thursday with Queen of Montreuil Reykjavík International Film Festival opens on Thursday with a screening of Queen of Montreuil by Sólveig Anspach in Harpa Music Hall. The festival runs for eleven days, until October 7th. The award ceremony takes place on October 6th. RIFF was founded in 2004, making this its ninth edition. Honorary guests include Dario Argento, Susanne Bier and Marjane Satrapi. Geoff Gilmore leads jury. The competitive section...

'Mine Games' (2012): A Review.

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                              Mine Games (2012); A Review. Australian director Richard Gray’s (‘Summer Coda’, 2010) latest film ‘Mine Games’ (2012) is an inventive psychological thriller ahead of its time with philosophical undertones akin to the deep esoteric style of Lynch and Hitchcock.   Produced by US production company Vitamin A Films, ‘Mine Games’ s...

The TURNING (2013)

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THE TURNING (2013) During Cinefest-OZ, actor and patron to the festival David Wenham discussed his recent turn from acting to directing in the film ‘The Turning’, an adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same title, ‘The Turning’ by Australian novelist Tim Winton. The film will be produced by Australia’s award-winning director/producer Robert Connolly (Underground, 2012; Balibo, 2009) and will be an experimental venture of about 14 short films completely indepe...

'The Sapphires' at TIFF! Interview with Tory Kittles.

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The international singsong hit ‘The Sapphires’ (2012) held its world premier at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and this coming week it will hold its North American premier at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film is about a native Australian all-female soul band that travels to Vietnam during the Vietnam War to uplift the morale of the soldiers fighting there, during which time these young talented soul-sisters find greater meaning to their own life and have the t...

MINE GAMES (2012); Interview with Richard Gray

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                                  Six months ago, I flew out from Toronto to LA to screen the first ever cut of the film Mine Games (2012). There were four of us in the room, one of them being one of the industry’s most important icons of the psychological-thriller/horror genre. The film left us stimulated and full of ...

Mario Andreacchio at Cinefest-OZ 2012

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Mario Andreacchio Many refer to Mario Andreacchio as the father of international co-production. Mario has been directing and producing for almost 30 years and has overseen the co-production of Australia with most European countries; most recently he has become an expert on co-production with China and the world. Mario regularly leads panels and discussions on co-productions with China and the world. With all eyes presently on China for its increase in wealth and opportunitie...

CINEFEST-OZ 2012 Impressions...

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  David Barton (Chairman) and David Wenham (Patron).   Before attending ‘Cinefest-OZ’ 2012, I had never even heard of the small town of Busselton, WA, cozily tucked away in southwest Australia just 220km south of Perth. I came, I saw, I conquered, and now my international film festival experience is richer after having visited this unique little beach town and its one of a kind boutique wine and film festival. This Western Australian region is simply s...

Visit Cinefest-OZ!

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  visiit our Cinefest-OZ page for regular news and updates: http://www.filmfestivals.com/en/blog/cinefest_oz   -CINEFEST OZ 2012 OFFICIAL PRESS- "CinéfestOZ showcases extraordinary Australian and French films over five days (22 – 26 August) each year. Through feature film premieres and a highly anticipated film selection, the Film Festival draws a diverse audience and attracts filmmakers and actors from throughout Australia. "In its fifth year,...

World Premiere of 'Prague' at the 12th Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival

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Rohit Khaitan's- 'PRAGUE' directed by debutant Ashish Shukla opens for the world premiere at 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival (27th July- 5th Aug, 2012) Competiton section. Having worked on sets for many years as an assistant director and creative producer at a leading film studio in India, full-time producer Rohit Khaitan identifies with all aspects of filmmaking from the creative to the business- from the story’s inception to the scripting, technical, finance, economics of its...

Interview with film composer Diego Fontecilla

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  Uber talented up-and-coming Chilean film composer Diego Fontecilla: ('En La Cama', 2005; 'Não se Pode Viver Sem Amor', 2010; 'Vida de los Peces', 2010) speaks about his work. ME: First let me say that your soundtrack for 'Life of Fish' (Vida de Los Peces, 2010), I have listened to at least a few times a week in the past two years since I first got it. So, congrats on making such a masterpiece. Can you tell us when was it that you first began to compose for films? DIEGO: In 2...

Variety's 10 european directors to watch in KVIFF

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  VARIETY'S TEN EUROPEAN DIRECTORS TO WATCH AT KVIFF The 47th Karlovy Vary IFF (June 29 – July 7, 2012) will present ‘Variety’s Ten European Directors to Watch’. This special category will be held by the EFP (European Film Promotion) and KVIFF and the ten selected films will be screened on July 1-2 at the Czech Republic Festival Center. These ten talented newcomer European directors chosen by Variety include: Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky; Finland, 2012), Magnus Martens (Jackpot...

2012 Palm Springs Short Fest announces Award Winners

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  2012 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST 
ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS Monday, June 24th sees the close of the 2012 Palm Springs International Shortfest Film Festival. The festival was held from June 19-25th and screed 324 short filmsm bringing in shortfilm filmmakers from across the globe, including filmmakers Robert Elswit, Gus Van Sant and Oorlagh George, to honor their film at what is undisputedly the largest short film festival in North America. Shortfilm prize-winners were anno...
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