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There are plenty of people who find themselves seeking the most up-to-date vogue and various design designer watches to convey their status and status within the contemporary society. During this issue, Look-alike Panerai designer watches have proven to be a fantastic substitute. These are offered at very economical selling prices and matches the jean pocket of any specific. These are properly recognized for their excellent quality and perfection machinery. Online and offline these designer w...

Book

Director: Elton Baxhaku.
This is a film about the book. The art and the craft of making the object which has always been and is part of our life. Starting as a sheet of paper, it gets all the violence of the machinery, like press power, foldings, cuttings and bindings, in order to be finalized as unity which encloses words. This unity is called “book”. But, what really makes the book a book? The “voice” of Stéphane Mallarmé narrates some of the answers of this question.

Jocasta

Director: Elise Kermani.
In Sophocles' play "Oedipus Rex" Jocasta hangs herself shortly after finding out that Oedipus is both her husband and son. In Euripides' play "The Phoenician Women", Jocasta stays alive a little bit longer to try and reconcile her sons but stabs herself shortly after they kill each other during the war at Thebes. But in Kermani's film "Jocasta", Jocasta stays alive after her sons' mutual murders to perform a sacrifice to save Thebes, and to satiate Ares' ancient fury of Kadmos' slaying of the dragon. Jocasta chooses the creative act of writing over suicide. Her ritual act remembers that Body is Presence (Plato's 'ousia' and Heidegger's 'Ereignis') and Jocasta reminds us that she (also known as Iocasta) is related to Io, the Great Cow goddess of Egypt. The origins of writing are sacred manifestations of ousia/hestia...esti/Being. She reverses the taboo of incest, and reestablishes the symbollic image of mother and son. Jocasta's sacrifice was inspired by an ancient Persian ritual of ingesting the Word to cure illness. www.elisekermani.com/jocasta.html www.elisekermani.com/thejocastaproject.html

Viennale 2011 wrapped with an attendance close to 100 000

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Coming to an end with today's screening of the closing film The Ides of March by George Clooney, the Viennale 2011 continues on its path of success. With an attendance of 96,700 at the 2011 festival as compared to last year's 96,300, the Viennale saw a slight increase in the number of visitors, less so than in previous years but at the same time an important and wonderful confirmation of the Viennale's steadily growing popularity. The festival's overall attendance figures also rose slightly fr...

Enemies of the People (Cambodia)

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If there is one film that could indict the genocide-killers of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia, who are currently being 'tried' under an International Tribunal ,which has already taken several years and cost nearly $ 150 million, it is this one. What's astonishing is that it has not been seen or used by the Tribunal as evidence, judging by the statements of some of the members of the Tribunal, who addressed the media ,at the FCCT in Bangkok recently.  The film is especially import...

Sundance: It's Not Just American Indies

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  While the name Sundance immediately is linked with the American Independent film movement, in the past number of years, international titles have found a home base in the ski resort of Park City. By creating competition sections for both narrative and documentary films from around the world, the Festival has not only expanded its scope but has forged a link between international producers, distributors and financiers across the globe in a real and tangible way. In terms of the marketpl...

Academy Wants You: "Invited to Share the Oscars?!"

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Oscar Goes Public?: As If!  As everyone with a pulse knows, the Academy Awards annual Oscar ceremony is fairly exclusive. They even provide journalists with a list of ways the image of the show can be used and how the material must be presented. But this year, something unusual is happening in Hollywood. Behind the scenes, the Oscar marketing machinery is either missing a cog or has thrown together a whole new internal mechanism ...

Lineup of films selected to screen at Sundance 2011

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Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On Day One, the Festival will forego the convention of one opening ni...

The FEC Festival warms up

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After moving on from the twelfth Festival, the machinery for the next FEC Cambrils-Reus is in full gear. The FEC Festival is a professional event, where the public, students, film directors, programmers and audiovisual creative artists come together: a meeting place where everything that can be seen would find it difficult to reach the commercial circuit. The festival is one of the first shop-window of the year to show the best domestic and European short films produced the previous year. The ...

Where And What Is Zlin?

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  With less than 2 weeks to go until the 50th anniversary celebrations begin for the ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL, the first major film  event following CANNES, the question I am hearing from associates is: where and what is Zlin? Well, let me answer that with some relevant information on a city both historic and modern. Zlin is a city situated in the southeastern Moravian district of what is now the Czech Republic. The city is a natural metropolis, a city of statues, a university seat and ...

Chaplin's "Great Dictator" still relevant today

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THERE were many good lines in Chaplin's first "talking" movie, The Great Dictator. But the one that has stuck in my mind over the years comes from the final scene (or was it the penultimate scene) in which the barber is mistaken for Adenoid Hinkle and has to make a speech. "We think too much, and we feel too little", says Charlot as he addresses the massed ranks of soldiers who have been rallied to hear a pro-Nazi anti-Jewish rant. ( no problem here for the programmer...

Chaplin's "Great Dictator" still relevant today

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THERE were many good lines in Chaplin's first "talking" movie, The Great Dictator. But the one that has stuck in my mind over the years comes from the final scene (or was it the penultimate scene) in which the barber is mistaken for Adenoid Hinkle and has to make a speech."We think too much, and we feel too little", says Charlot as he addresses the massed ranks of soldiers who have been rallied to hear a pro-Nazi anti-Jewish rant. (no problem here for the programmers of the Toronto film festival...

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on Sarajevo Film Festival

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Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from Aug 12 to 20, has announced the Panorama section programmed by regular Screen critic Howard Feinstein. The titles selected are: Another Man (Switzerland) Lionel Baier, Antichrist (Denmark) Lars Von Trier, Bronson (UK) Nicolas Winding Refn, Daniel & Ana (Mexico/Spain) Michel Franco, Fear Me Not (Denmark) Kristian Levring, The Fly (Russia) Vladimir Kott, Goodbye Solo (USA) Ramin Bahrani, Laila’s Birthday (Palestine) Rashid Masharawi, Love Expo...

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on Sarajevo Film Festival

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Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from Aug 12 to 20, has announced the Panorama section programmed by regular Screen critic Howard Feinstein. The titles selected are: Another Man (Switzerland) Lionel Baier, Antichrist (Denmark) Lars Von Trier, Bronson (UK) Nicolas Winding Refn, Daniel & Ana (Mexico/Spain) Michel Franco, Fear Me Not (Denmark) Kristian Levring, The Fly (Russia) Vladimir Kott, Goodbye Solo (USA) Ramin Bahrani, Laila’s Birthday (Palestine) Rashid Masharawi, Love Exposure (...

Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival - 2009 Awards

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Here are the awarded films at the 2009 edition of the Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival.  To see the complete Official Selection, please visit www.philadelphia.filmfestnews.com  Special Prize to Best Documentary Film  LES ENFANTS SORCIERS DE KINSHASA by EMMANUEL REITZ - France Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. After years of civil war and millions of death among the population, poverty and desperation is r...

Rockwell the Inspiration for Duncan Jones' 'Moon'

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Rockwell the Inspiration for Duncan Jones' 'Moon' WHOA! This movie is a mind-blow. Let me start by saying that I am quite unfamiliar with the genre of science fiction. When I read about this movie I didn't think, 'Oh what a cool sci-fi this movie will be.' SO it was a surprise to me when during the Q&A at the West Coast premiere of the movie at the SFIFF Sunday night so many questions and answers had to do with the sci-fi genre (themes borrowed from other movies, etc...

Your best 100 kids movies? KIDSFIRST! share that with us

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These are films for kids between the ages of 2 and 18 that KIDS FIRST! believes to have universal appeal, exhibit outstanding attributes in terms of their production values and portray values and have qualities that make them as applicable today as the day they were first released. We know that media has the power to influence children, negatively or positively. The films on this list portray the values and ethics that we, as a culture wish to instill in our children. The idea behind this list ...

European Film Awards - The Selection has 44 titles

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 EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2008in alphabetical order (please note that articles (a, the/le, la/el, il, etc) are ignored)3 DIAS (Before the Fall), Spaindirected by Francisco Javier Gutierrezwritten by Juan Velarde & F. Javier Gutierrezproduced by Maestranza Films, Green Moon Prod., PentagramaSynopsis: What would you do if the world was going to end in 72 hours? What would your neighbours, your family, the whole world do? The Secretary General of the Council of Nations has announced that a giganti...

America's Summer European Hits

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Coming Attractions Editor While it is never simple to release a foreign language film in a market dominated by Hollywood, a few European films have managed to become critical and public hits as America moves into its final days of summer before next weekend’s Labor Day. While such films as The Dark Night, Iron Man and the latest installment of the Indiana Jones series have dominated both domestic and international box office, a certain late summer has emerged among s...

Jodie Foster in The Brave One

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For Erica Bain (Jodie Foster), the streets of New York are both her home and her livelihood. She shares the sounds and the stories of her beloved city with her radio audience as the host of the show “Street Walk.” At night, she goes home to the love of her life, her fiancé David Kirmani (Naveen Andrews). But everything Erica knows and loves is ripped from her on one terrible night when she and David are ambushed in a random, vicious attack that leaves David dead and Erica close to it.Tho...

Elephants Dream, internet release of the first 3D ‘Open Movie’

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The 3D animated short ‘Elephants Dream’ will today be released as a free and public download. This is the final stage of a successfully completed Open Movie project which has been community-financed, using only Open Source tools, and opening up the movie itself as well as the entire studio database for everyone to re-use and learn from. The movie and production files are licensed as “Creative Commons Attribution 2.5″, which only requires a proper crediting for public screening, re-us...

Ecofilms also gives room to short films

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Beside feature-length films in the main competitive section, Ecofilms, the annual film festival (June 21-26, 2005) dedicated to ecology in Rhodes, also screens a series of shorts related to the environment. Among them, it presented this year two short documentaries by Dutch director Jos Neutgens : Reminiscentia (2004, 10 minutes) in the short films competition section and Allocation (1999, 14 minutes) in the non competitive Panorama section.Both are creative documentaries expressing a fascinatio...

Final Solution won two more international awards at 3 Continents at Nantes

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At the recently-concluded 26th edition of Festival des 3 Continents at Nantes (France), Final Solution won two more international awards : Montgolfiere d’Or for Best Documentary adjudged by the Jury Le Prix Fip/Pil’ du Public – the Audience award for the Best Documentary This is the first ever time that an Indian documentary has won an award at the 3 Continents film festival in France. The other films in competition included Zairat by Bahman Kiarostami (Iran), Tierra de Agua by Carlos Klei...

Satis opens to international

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New sectors at next SATIS (Nov 3-5, Paris Porte de Versailles). Offering a more clearly defined, more comprehensive offer.BRITISH PAVILIONBritish manufacturers, supported by their government, are present on the French market and grouped together within the same area.PRODUCTIONFilm set and TV studio lighting, cameras, lenses, accessories and machinery dedicated to the Cinema and Television markets.AUDIO-RADIOA world represented by more than 150 trademarks offering all of the solutions and applica...

Satis opens to international

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New sectors at next SATIS (Nov 3-5, Paris Porte de Versailles). Offering a more clearly defined, more comprehensive offer.BRITISH PAVILIONBritish manufacturers, supported by their government, are present on the French market and grouped together within the same area.PRODUCTIONFilm set and TV studio lighting, cameras, lenses, accessories and machinery dedicated to the Cinema and Television markets.AUDIO-RADIOA world represented by more than 150 trademarks offering all of the solutions and applica...

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