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'Midnight in Paris' and Skopje...

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MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011) is Woody Allen’s latest magnum opus which held its world premier at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and has met with critical praise since, proving to be Allen’s most watched and beloved film since the past twenty-five years. The film screened to an all new audience this week in Skopje, Macedonia at the 10th annual 'CINEDAYS' event, where 70 films from around the world screened in 10 days from November 10-20.   MY 'MIDNIGHT' REVIEW: Imagine the legendary tales...

A Vacation From Ordinary Film

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  The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, now in its 26th year, has got it right. It invites its audiences to take a vacation from ordinary film to dive into the many pleasures of its offerings from a cinematic survey of more than 150 films from 35 countries. With Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as one of America’s leisure playgrounds, the phrase is an invitation for immersion that has many rewards. Two things distinguish this festival…..one is the wide range of its venues, ...

Freedom? Arabic focus on the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival

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The focus for the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival is the Arabic-speaking region. The idea for an Arabic focus was already born at the festival in 2011, during which the demonstrations at Tahrir Square in Cairo proceeded at full throttle. Eight films within this theme are currently ready for the coming festival in 2012. Since December 2010, country after country in the Arab world has undergone political upheaval. International observers agree that the Arab Spring is...

Petaluma International Film Festival line up announced

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  the lineup for the 3rd Annual Petaluma International Film Festival, a showcase for the independent feature and short films from around the world, set for October 21-22-23, 2011 at the Boulevard Cinemas in Petaluma.   We hope by creating this artistic and cultural event, the city of Petaluma and its world class businesses along with the surrounding areas will have a global exposure and recognition that they deserve.   At the 3rd Annual Petaluma International Film Festival, 45 films w...

Guests of 17th Sarajevo Film Festival

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Efet Abazi, Actor (THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD) Susanne Bier, Director (IN A BETTER WORLD) Taner Birsel, Actor (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) Luli Bitri, Actress (AMNESTY) Konstantin Bojanov, Director (AVE) Alimani Bujar, Director (AMNESTY) Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Director (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) Luka Cimprič, Actor (A TRIP) ...

Anarchy in zirmunai

Director: Saulius Drunga.
Young provincial girl Vilė comes to the big town with ambitions about high education. She tries to find a rented apartment for living and meets boyish looking and wearing a T-Shirt with anarchy sign on it girl Sandra. From her first days in the big town Vilė gets a perfect guide — always strong and optimistic Sandra. Under Sandra’s anarchistic philosophy’s leadership Vilė leisurely throws away her provincial modesty and fears, but incidental meeting with member of big town’s punk community overturn all her new views. Vilė understands that Sandra’s “anarchy” has nothing to do with alternative underground culture…

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, a laud review!

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MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011) is Woody Allen’s latest magnum opus which held its world premier at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and has met with critical praise since, proving to be Allen’s most watched and beloved film since the past twenty-five years. Imagine the legendary tales of CINDERELLA, A MOVEABLE FEAST, THE SUN ALSO RISES and the film THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985) all stewed together to make a new stellar film, familiar yet completely original set within the ever tw...

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, a laud review!

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MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011) is Woody Allen’s latest magnum opus which held its world premier at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and has met with critical praise since, proving to be Allen’s most watched and beloved film since the past twenty-five years. Imagine the legendary tales of CINDERELLA, A MOVEABLE FEAST, THE SUN ALSO RISES and the film THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985) all stewed together to make a new stellar film, familiar yet completely original set within the ever twinkling romant...

A Separation wins at the Sydney Film Festival

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A Separation wins the Sydney Film Prize at the 2011 Sydney Film FestivalSydney Film Festival Jury President, Chen Kaige announced A Separation as thewinner of the 2011 Sydney Film Prize at the Official Competition Awards lunch today at the Wharf Restaurant. The $AUD60,000 Sydney Film Prize is the largest of its kind for film in Australia. The Official Competition and the Sydney Film Prize is sponsored by iShares and a Dinosaur Designs trophy is also presented to the winning film.Chen Kaige, spea...

Aspen Film present the second annual NEW VIEWS series

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The Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present the second annual NEW VIEWS series highlighting critically acclaimed documentaries and including post-screening discussions with special guests. The series begins Monday, July 18, and continues on Monday nights through August 8. All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen. New documentaries are playing an exciting role in public discourse, bringing a vibrant voice to culture and society. This selection of important films and spea...

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

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Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival Leave it to the Egyptians to do it their way…I have nothing but the utmost awe and admiration for the revolutionary energy and passion for filmmaking and change coming out of Egypt, setting things in motion in the way of communication, revolution, cinema and now… world distribution!!! I met up with producer/actor Khaled Abol Naga in Istanbul when he told me about their plan to launch an independent World Sales/Distribution company betw...

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

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Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival Leave it to the Egyptians to do it their way…I have nothing but the utmost awe and admiration for the revolutionary energy and passion for filmmaking and change coming out of Egypt, setting things in motion in the way of communication, revolution, cinema and now… world distribution!!! I met up with producer/actor Khaled Abol Naga in Istanbul when he told me about their plan to launch an independent World Sales/Distribution company betw...

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

This was the new Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival. Pacha Pictures is a new Cairo (and Paris) basedsales/distribution company set in place to give focus on Middle Eastern and Egyptian films and see to it thatthey acquire world distribution deals. They will start with about 15 titles a year and grow. Leave it to the Egyptiansto set new trends in every way! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

This was the new Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival. Pacha Pictures is a new Cairo (and Paris) basedsales/distribution company set in place to give focus on Middle Eastern and Egyptian films and see to it thatthey acquire world distribution deals. They will start with about 15 titles a year and grow. Leave it to the Egyptiansto set new trends in every way! producer of MICROPHONE (2010) Khaled Abol Na

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

This was the new Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival. Pacha Pictures is a new Cairo (and Paris) basedsales/distribution company set in place to give focus on Middle Eastern and Egyptian films and see to it thatthey acquire world distribution deals. They will start with about 15 titles a year and grow. Leave it to the Egyptiansto set new trends in every way!photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

This was the new Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival. Pacha Pictures is a new Cairo (and Paris) basedsales/distribution company set in place to give focus on Middle Eastern and Egyptian films and see to it thatthey acquire world distribution deals. They will start with about 15 titles a year and grow. Leave it to the Egyptiansto set new trends in every way!photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival

This was the new Pacha Pictures launch at 64th Cannes Film Festival. Pacha Pictures is a new Cairo (and Paris) basedsales/distribution company set in place to give focus on Middle Eastern and Egyptian films and see to it thatthey acquire world distribution deals. They will start with about 15 titles a year and grow. Leave it to the Egyptiansto set new trends in every way! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Cannes 2011

Pacha Pictures launched at Cannes 2011...Egyptian sales/distribution company to be based between Cairo and Paris. As Khaled A Naga says, 'we do it our way' :-)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Cannes 2011

Pacha Pictures launched at Cannes 2011...Egyptian sales/distribution company to be based between Cairo and Paris. As Khaled A Naga says, 'we do it our way' :-)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Cannes 2011

Pacha Pictures launched at Cannes 2011...Egyptian sales/distribution company to be based between Cairo and Paris. As Khaled A Naga says, 'we do it our way' :-)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Cannes 2011

...And now for something completely different...Pacha Pictures launched at Cannes 2011...Egyptian sales/distribution company to be based between Cairo and Paris. As Khaled A Naga says, 'we do it our way' :-)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Mike Ott on LITTLEROCK

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Mike Ott’s film, LITTLEROCK (2010) has traveled the globe (most recently in Copenhagen at CPHPIX 2011 and SFIFF 2011 in San Francisco) with this ‘coming-of-age’ road movie about the little pleasures in life and the fascinations of cultural differences and similarities. A film about finding translation while seemingly lost in it, this film communicates universally and one finds oneself celebrating the similarities of culture rather than the differences.  ME: How did you come up with t...

Interview with Mike Ott on LITTLEROCK

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 Mike Ott’s film, LITTLEROCK (2010) has traveled the globe (most recently in Copenhagen at CPHPIX 2011 and SFIFF 2011 in San Francisco) with this ‘coming-of-age’ road movie about the little pleasures in life and the fascinations of cultural differences and similarities. A film about finding translation while seemingly lost in it, this film communicates universally and one finds oneself celebrating the similarities of culture rather than the differences.  ME: How did you come up with ...

NEWSLETTER N° 507: May 6, 2011

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At Night, They Dance - Directors' Fortnight

At Night, They Dance Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault   A family story that takes us into the heart of a clan of women who have passed down the art of dancing from mother to daughter since time immemorial. Shot in Cairo, the film takes an unsentimental yet lyrical look at a hidden world full of surprise and fascination.   Screenplay Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault

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