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Director: Pavel Dudin.
A young woman Eva wants to turn back her dead daughter. A scientist named Nicola offers her his help by using a machine, which brings people to another worlds. It can close a time circle and turn back time when the dead person was still alive and it is possible to change the situation and prevent the death. But there is a side effect of an immersion with the machine. In this process the person grows old very quickly. Eva agrees to take part in the experiment... Will her dreams come true?

Echoes of thoughts

Director: Pavel Dudin.
A young girl writes crime novels for the well-known publishers. But the thirst for money forces her to go on killing. And then another and another .... no turning back - it is the road to hell.

Shangai Film Fest awards and ambiance

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Shanghai, once called the Paris of the East, is rapidly becoming one of the major cultural and financial destinations in the world.  The Shanghai International Film  Festival, sponsored by Jaeger Le Coultre , watch maker extraordinaire,  wrapped its 15th edition Sunday night with a bang and a Closing night ceremony featuring a Broadway like production number. Chinese Superstar Chow Yun Fat received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Martial Arts legend Jackie Chan.   I...

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Director Candida Brady and actor Jeremy Irons at premier of 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!    photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Director Candida Brady and actor Jeremy Irons speak about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Director Candida Brady and actor Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

8th Queer Women of Color Film Festival, San Francisco

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At a new venue at the YBCA - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the 8th Queer Women of Color Film Festival (QWOCMAP) kicked off June 8 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by State Senator Mark Leno and from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, David Chiu. The festival founders, Madeleine Kim and T. Kebo Drew were presented with honors for the festival by the two politicians. Also present during the opening was San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner. In what they hope to be the new he...

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

Interviews with cast of 'PAINTED SKIN II' (2012) press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.   photo by Vanessa McMahon

'PAINTED SKIN II' (2012) press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

Cast of 'PAINTED SKIN II' (2012) press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.   photo by Vanessa McMahon

Eregli Uluslar Kisa Film Festival to screen 2 Ron de Cana films!

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Eregli Uluslar Kisa Film Festival in Konya, Turkey will screen both "Covariance" (2011) and "A.L.I.C.E."(2010) in their festival, 13-15 July 2012. Both films were made with the generous support in the camera department from Canon USA, Inc. and were shot entirely on location on the Canon 5D Mark II. For more information about the films and to see trailers, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com    ...

A Night at the Opera

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I go back quite a way with Gaius Caligula....having studied his crazed life and inevitable death when I was  a Classics Scholar at Balliol, and read his first 'biog'in Latin, what more natural  than that ,during  my third excursion to cover Cannes (for BBC radio and other media), I should have been invited by Andre Previn's movie-exec brother to attend the   very secret and first presentation in the world of the full-length, unexpurgated  film version of Caligula.It was an off-Marke...

EW WORLD DISTRIBUTION AND WINNOL TO CREATE DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR VICTOR GINZBERG’S “GENERATION P”

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  Film to Open on 1500 Screens with Special Telecast Intro from Moscow-based Ginzberg   Cannes – Newly established US distributor, New World Distribution (NWD) and Los Angeles based Winnol will join forces to release Russian box-office hit and film festival favorite ‘Generation P’ on 1500 screens and then innovatively across all VOD/mobile platforms on September 12th.  An independent US/Russian co-production, “Generation P” was directed by Victor Ginzburg a...

Camerado SE Asia: New UK Co-Producer & Tax Deductions for 1970 Vietnam War-Era 'Freedom Deal'

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Hello Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters from Camerado producer Jason Rosette and the 'Freedom Deal' Feature Film Team in Cambodia: We are happy to share two New Important Developments regarding our SE Asian Vietnam War-era feature drama, 'Freedom Deal' (www.freedomdealmovie.com), taking place in Cambodia during Nixon's 1970 Cambodia incursion. 1) We now welcome onboard a talented, UK-based co-producer for the project, Alec Cheschi; Alec worked with us a few years ago when he ...

DEVO Founder Robert Lewis Advises 1970’s Cambodian-based Indie Vietnam War-era Feature Film '

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 Legendary DEVO Rock Band Co-Founder Robert Lewis Advises Music and US Story Elements for 1970’s Cambodian Indie Vietnam War-era Feature Film 'FREEDOM DEAL' Launching Pioneering International Crowd Funding Campaign Cambodian Vietnam War-era Feature Film 'FREEDOM DEAL' Counters Lack of Local Production Financing and Infrastructure With International Online ‘Crowd Funding’ Campaign, the First of its Kind for a Cambodia-Based Feature Film.  May 14, Phnom Penh Cambodia A ...

Gala dinner in Monaco to benefit the International Emerging Film Talent Association and the Ethiopian Film Initiative

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The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) and the Ethiopian Film Initiative (EFI) announced today the three filmmakers selected for a week-long visit to Monaco and Cannes for workshops, programs and events happening during the 2012 Cannes film festival this May.  They are: Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui Tongolu and Yidnekachew Shumete Desalegn.   The trip will provide an opportunity for the filmmakers to meet a range of influential distributors, sales ...

Catalina Film Festival 2012 is marvelous

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Stan Lee Marvels audience at Catalina Film Festival 2012 by Ron Gilbert Stan Lee preferred to appear at the opening of the 2nd Catalina film festival on the same day of the record breaking weekend release of "The Avengers". The attendees loved having him there for 2 days on which he appeared and discussed his marvelous journey after the audience viewed "The Avengers" which preceded the documentary "With Great Power" -The Stan Lee Story. Stan is very pe...

Paolo e Vittorio Taviani to receive 2012 Ischia Legend Award

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Italian filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani have been named the first recipients of the “2012 Ischia Legend Award” which will be presented during the 10th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest to be held from July 8th to 15th on isle which is located off the coast of Naples,. The announcement was made today by recently appointed Festival chairpersons Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita and Festival founder and producer Pascal Vicedomini. The festival is presented under the auspices ...

goEast 2012; Wiesbaden, Germany

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The 12th annual 'GoEast' Film Festival begins today on April 18 and goes till April 24, 2012. The festival takes place in Wiesbaden, Germany and focuses on recent Central and Eastern European cinema. Filmmakers from all regions will attend to support their films and ten feature films and six documentaries will compete for prizes at goEast. The festival will open with the film 'FOUR SUNS' (2011) by Bohdan Sláma from the Czech Republic.     **The filmmaker wh...

Carl Th. Dreyer Takes Center Stage at CPH PIX

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In April 2012 Danish feature film festival CPH PIX and Lynch Company present the World Premiere of Stuart Lynch's film-theatre work 'Dreyer, The Tyrannical Dane' - a tribute to a director labeled both a tyrannical sadist, a misunderstood genius and one of the World's greatest filmmakers ever. A Crossover of Film and Theater The film-theatre work explores the enigmatic Carl Theodor Dreyer's fascination with the struggle and power of women and the transformational magic of light and compos...

Okinawa International Movie Festival a Bundle of Laughs

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  By Liza Foreman   OKINAWA,  JAPAN They say that laughter is the best medicine and the residents of Okinawa should know. On Friday,the inhabitants of this tropical prefecture in the south of Japan, which has been dubbed the longevity island thanks to having the highest known number ofcentenarians worldwide, welcomed around 50 of the country’s leading comedians to launch the 4th edition of the Okinawa International Movie Festival (March 24 - 31: 2012), whi...

14th TDF with “Stories From Lakka Beach” (2011)

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Danish director Daan Veldhuizen attended the 14th TDF this year with his stunningly shot film “Stories From Lakka Beach” (2011). The film focuses on today’s Sierra Leone and the struggle of everyday life on the serene edenic Lakka beach village where today all of its people appear to live in harmony alongside each other. But this peace wasn’t always so and perhaps it wont always be. In a land that has seen the ever advancing onslaught of u...

'Just Talking' at 14th TDF

The 'Just Talking' at the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival with documentary film directors Natalie Johanna Halla (Gaelle), Steve Lickteig (Open Secret), Ira Dika (Stavroula) and screenwriter/producer Noemi Weis (Desert Riders). Here Noemi Weis speaking about making her film 'Desert Riders' (2011). 'Just Talking' took place on Sunday, March 11, 2012

DOK Leipzig participates in Solidarity Screenings for Syrian documentary film festival

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On 15 March 2012, DOK Leipzig participates in a global show of solidarity with the Syrian DOX BOX Documentary Film Festival. The organisers in Damascus have cancelled today's most important Arab documentary film festival in the face of the civil war-like situation in their country. In its place, they have launched the "DOX BOX Global Day" initiative in which DOK Leipzig and around twenty other documentary film festivals across the globe are taking part.   On "DOX ...

Homage to Ed Wood at Fantasporto 2012

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Fantasporto 2012 (20 February - 04 March) paid homage to a series of Ed Wood films. The Ed Wood films that screened at the festival were: "Bride of the Monster" (1955), "Night of the Ghouls" (1959), "Plan 9 From Out of Space" (1959), "Glen or Glenda" (1953). In the 1950's Ed Wood was as independent as they come, having made numerous black and white low budget indie films with his signature star actor Bela Lugosi. A screenwriter, director, prod...

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