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Say Adios to Clichés and Hola to Mexico; kicking in Melbourne

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The el Tran (train) has left Mexico and after a successful tour through Los Angeles, it is now set to head around Australia, for the 7th annual Hola Mexico Film Festival this October and November.  The Festival combines the best of everything Mexican for a week of fun, film and food, as the Festival screens 11 feature films, 5 documentaries and one double header.    Jump on for the journey, as Hola Mexico travels to Melbourne (Oct 19 -28 ACMI Cinemas), then heads to Sydney (Oct...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL(09.04.2012) • A FULL WEEK AGAIN!!! Second week of the festival presents a programme even more intense than the first day. • STREET DOGS FROM THE DIRECTOR WITH GOLDEN PALM Who remembers the street dogs exterminated in 1910 for the sake of modernisation? How is the life for street dogs today and how will it be in the future? Director Serge Avédikian looks for an answer to that question... Dogs Story was at 11.00 at Fitaş 1 with the pa...

'Francisco Manso: Films must spotlight respect for life & human rights to foster understanding & empathy

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"Respect for life and human rights are  very important and I make movies addressing these issues because it is important for people as well as governments, not to repeat the errors of the past." Thus spake Francisco Manso, director of ‘The Consul of Bordeaux’ the 42nd IFFI's opening film which played to full houses at repeat screenings. Addressing  a crowded media meet at the Maquinez Palace on his birthday (the Lisbon born director turned 62 on November 28)  Man...

IFFI Goa launches with 100 films from 65 countries

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Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attendMore than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011 Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in...

Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attend

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More than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011  Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration  at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa  on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in Margao,Goa's commercial hub which is located 4 km from the political capital.     Revived in this...

Pillow Talk : Interview with Moniqua Plante

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Pillow Talk directed by John Wynn starring Moniqua PLante. Beautiful San Francisco-born actress Moniqua Plante ((HBO/Cinemax series 'Femme Fatales', 'Southland' and 'Ghost Whisperer') is preparing to go to New York City to screen her new short film Pillow Talk at the first ever Film Festival Week NYC. Pillow Talk, which makes it New York Debut on Saturday November 19 at the Quad cinema (34 W13th Street) tells the story of a hot, mysterious couple who confront their undeniable emotional and physi...

Pillow talk: face to face with a dangerous future

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   "While laying in bed, a mysterious couple confronts their undeniable emotional and physical connection, but when their violent past collides with their peaceful present they come face to face with a dangerous future. "     The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) in conjunction with Film Festival Week - NYC today announced the East Coast Premiere of 'Pillow Talk', an action-packed narrative short starring Moniqua Plante (HBO/Cinemax ...

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Alex Deleon offers his choice of ten best and worst films of the past year. Well, it's that time again when many film reviewers and critics compile their lists of Best (and Worst) of the flicks they were exposed to in the preceding year. Given that one can no more tell people which films they "should" like and which they shouldn't, anymore than you can expect everybody to agree with you on the taste of tripe soup or boiled tongue-- or even honey, for that matter -- it should be obvious to any pe...

George Clooney to attend and open Dubai Fest with Michael Clayton

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Dubai International Film Festival (DI...

George Clooney will open Dubai Fest with Michael Clayton

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced that the critically acclaimed thriller MICHAEL CLAYTON will open this year’s festival. Lead actor George Clooney (Oscar winner Syriana, Good Night and Good Luck, Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13) will attend the star-studded Opening Night Gala. Tony Gilroy’s feature film debut draws from the political undertones of the Bourne series to tell the story of Michael Clayton, a corporate lawyer who is increasingly disillusioned with his life as a...

Palm Beach Opens With Italian THE GOLDEN DOOR

            Monday, April 17-----The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) kicks off on Thursday evening with the US Premiere of Italian director Emanuele Crialese’s NUOVOMONDO (THE GOLDEN DOOR).  Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi and the late Vincent Schiavelli, THE GOLDEN DOOR is a modern fable that captures the spirit of the immigrant experience as one family sheds the comfo...

Made in Germany - LA German fest conclusions

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Made in Germany - Sixth Festival of German Cinema in Los Angeles.As part of the cooperation with the 19th AFI FEST (3. - 13.11.2005) in Los Angeles, German Films presented SOPHIE SCHOLL- THE FINAL DAYS (SOPHIE SCHOLL- DIE LETZTEN TAGE; US distributor: Zeitgeist) in the presence of the director Marc Rothemund and lead actress Julia Jentsch at the sold-out Arclight Hollywood cinema. Afterwards, a big opening party with 400 guests was held in the nearby LOFT on the roof of the multi-storey car park...

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