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The premiere of Daumantas Narkevičius “Restricted Sensation”

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Kaunas International Film Festival invited its viewers to the premiere of the latest film of Deimantas Narkevičius “Restricted Sensation” with the director present for Q&A. This film was presented to Kaunas and Vilnius audience. Kaunas International Film Festival invited its viewers to the premiere of the latest film of Deimantas Narkevičius “Restricted Sensation” with the director present for Q&A. This film was presented to Kaunas and Vilnius audience. Film takes plac...

Rounders Review: best poker film ever?

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Rounders takes the unofficial title of “best poker movie ever” for millions of poker fans and for good reason, as it pulls off the tricky task of dealing with the world of high-stakes poker in a realistic, gritty fashion. Instead of corny scenes and goofball antics it delves into the world of real money poker and the effects, good and bad, it has on the people that gravitate towards that world. Matt Damon stars as Mike McDermott, a young card sharp that’s trying to give up the highs and lo...

Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

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  AARP The Magazine to Recognize Film Icon Robert Redford With Lifetime Achievement Award at Its 10th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 7th It's awards season and AARP The Magazine has once again picked the best films for the older audience with its annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. Robert Redford is the recipient of the Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award and Tom Hooper's The King's Speech nabbed this year's top honor for overall "Bes...

Bollywood goes Cottbus

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For the first time the FilmFestival Cottbus shows with DASVIDANIYA a Bollywood movie in its official programm. The movie is part of the section Focus “globalEAST”, which traces the marks of Eastern Europe in the current international cinema. The latest film by Shashant Shah, who will also participate in this year’s feature film jury, is dealing with a book keeper, who is critically ill and learns the meaning of life in his last months. The title of the movie stands not only for the cheerfu...

TCFF Daily Post - THE CLEARWATER FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM GUIDE

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Here it is - the complete list of films we are showing and a little about our film panelists.  There's more to come, so hang in there!     A Soldier’s Mission Animation Director: Mel K. Lockett 3 minutes USA 2010 A love struck tin soldier rushes to the aid of a fallen princess.OPENING NIGHT - LCC THU 3:00 - LCC THU 4:15  A Tall TaleAnimation Director: Brittany Biggs 8 minutes USA 2010 A lost princess returns home...

One lucky elephant at the L.A. Festival

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"ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT" is a unique documentary starring elephants, one female in particular, who will break your heart if nothing else. The fortunate elephant in question is Lorna, a lovable pachyderm who was released from a life sentence as a St. Louis circus slave at the age of seventeen by her keeper and trainer who had fallen deeply in love with her -- and turned over to an Elephant refuge where she could live out the rest of her days free to roam greener pastures in the company of other four ...

LA Fest documentaries reviews

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Feuding Anthropologists, an Elephant who got away, The abuse of Vlast, and Rich space cadetsThis year's LA Film Festival had a particularly strong slate of documentaries.and the following are a few mini-reviews of the creme-de-la-creme. "SECRETS OF THE TRIBE" compiled and directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha, is a very thought-provoking documentary focusing on the interference of academic anthropologists in the life of an extremely primitive tribe in the Amazon jungle, the Yanomami, in...

Cannes Day 11

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In Competition The Exodus - Burnt By The Sun 2 by Nikita Mikhalkov 8.30 19.00 Synopsis 1941. Five years have passed since the destinies of General Kotov and his family were irrevocably changed. At the beginning of the war, Kotov miraculously escapes from the camp to which he was sentenced. Still formally a convict, he is eventually sent to a penalty battalion and goes to the front. On the battlefield, he fights the Germans mercilessly. After being gravely wounded, Kotov earns the rig...

In Competition: The Exodus - Burnt By The Sun 2 by Nikita Mikhalkov

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Synopsis 1941. Five years have passed since the destinies of General Kotov and his family were irrevocably changed. At the beginning of the war, Kotov miraculously escapes from the camp to which he was sentenced. Still formally a convict, he is eventually sent to a penalty battalion and goes to the front. On the battlefield, he fights the Germans mercilessly. After being gravely wounded, Kotov earns the right to transfer to a regular army unit but, believing his wife Maroussia and daughter ...

11th LA Polish Fest conects with Hollywood

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by Alex Deleon The Los Angeles film festival calendar is so crowded that three of them have currently been running in overlapping juxtaposition. The LA Indian film festival and the LA Polish film festival both started on the same day, April 20, but the Indian one only lasted six days leaving another six days to catch up with the second half of the Polish action. There is also an Asian festival going on simultaneously in Koreatown, but since it is physically impossible to be everywhere at once, ...

Seattle International Film Festival claims largest festival in the US reveals line up of 600 screenings

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SIFF is proud to announce the lineup for the 36th Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended event of its kind in the United States. Running a full 25 days, SIFF will present 189 narrative features, 54 documentary features, 13 archival films, and 150 short films from 67 countries, including 25 World Premieres (12 features, 13 shorts), 36 North American Premieres (24 features, 12 shorts), and 12 US Premieres (6 features, 6 shorts). SIFF 2010 runs from May 20...

New York's Love Affair With French Cinema

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  New Yorkers are in love again, l'amour fou as they say, with French cinema. Not only has the film "Un Prophete" emerged as one of the big international hits of the year (a much deserved Oscar nominee that should have won the prize) but the current program of new Gallic titles that is the 15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema offers francophiles (count me in) some boundless treats. The Rendez-Vous, a favorite New York rite of spring, is presented by the Film Society of Li...

Norwegian film week in NY

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NORWEGIAN FILM WEEK :October 14 – 24, 2009$9 ($6 ASF members)Series Pass: $45 ($30 ASF Members)Scandinavia House presents a selection of six recent films from Norway with the aim of exposing an American audience to the work of both established directors and a new generation of filmmakers.In 2005, Norway celebrated its 100th anniversary as an independent nation; in 1905 the Swedish-Norwegian Union was dissolved. Cinema, of course, was invented just ten years before that, so it could be said tha...

Galas Dazzle In Toronto

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, TIFF Dailies Editor   The Gala Presentations here at the Toronto International Film Festival are certainly meant to dazzle....and they are doing just that by bringing name actors and directors to the fold for Toronto's enthusiastic public. Expect to see the following helmers tomake their way down the red carpet over the course of the next few days to present their latest  films: Alejandro Amenábar, Miguel Arteta, Sylvain Chomet, Rodrigo Ga...

Abu Dhabi’s Film Festival continues to release its program highlights

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The much-anticipated third edition of the Middle East International Film Festival today announced the sixteen selections to be screened out of competition in its World Cinema Showcase lineup. Peter Scarlet, the Festival’s Executive Director commented, “The lineup for World Cinema Showcase presents an impressive group of films, many of which have already earned recognition at other international film festivals around the world this past year.”MEIFF’s World Cinema Showcase offers a plethor...

"Beyond The Ocean" Online premiere on filmfestivals.com helped secure DVD deal

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Sundance hit “Beyond the Ocean” by Tony Pemberton – named one of Variety’s “Ten Directors to Watch” – is now available in a new DVD release by Indiedocs.com. It includes a bonus, never-before-seen short film starring Parker Posey.Beyond the Ocean, a new film by Tony Pemberton premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was a pionneer in VOD distribution on filmfestivals.com online streaming platform, has been released on DVD with never-before-seen bonus short Description of a Stru...

Moscow competition lined up 17 films

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17 films were competing in the main section of the Moscow festival.Including a few premieres such as Olga's Summer, Nina Grosse's German entry or Different Loyalty US film starring Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett who attended the festival to defend the film (a lenghty political thriller full of classic cliches on russian KGB and MI6 spies)...In official competition were:ANGULIMALA ( Thailand, 2003, 105 min.)director: Sutape Tunnirutscreenplay: Sutape Tunnirutcast: Jayanama Nopachai, Stella Maluc...

MIFF Moscow line up announces an open competition

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The 26th MIFF Competition Films program will include: ANGULIMALADirector: Sutape Tunnirut, Thailand, 2003Cast: Nopachai Jayanama, Stella Malucchi, John Rattanaveroj, Caterina Grosse A parable based on the code of Buddhist morality. The story allegedly happened in India more than 2,500 years ago. Ahimsaka was born of Brahmin parents, the social group of high virtue in the Hindu caste system. Despite his noble birth, Ahimsaka was predestined to become a murderous bandit killing those people to who...

The Panorama of Canadian Feature Films at FilmExchange

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FILMS FROM QUEBEC TO SCREEN AT NSI FILMEXCHANGE CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL, MARCH 2 – 6, 2004 IN WINNIPEGSarah Polley, Kevin Pollak, William Hurt, Mark McKinney, Sir Ian McKellan and others star in some of the year’s best Canadian Feature Films.These national and internationally celebrated stories will be screened with the storytellers attending at one night only intimate screenings followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience. Opening Film: The Blue Butterfly Special Presentation: Seven Tim...

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