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Eight Italian films to hit Hong Kong theatre this September

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        Set to spark a fervent interest in contemporary Italian cinema among Hong Kong moviegoers, “Cine Italiano! – Italian Film Week in Hong Kong”, a one-week showcase of eight finely selected Italian films, will run from 21 to 26 September 2012 at The Grand Cinema. Curated by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and Zetema Progetto Cultura, and presented by City of Rome, Rai Cinema, CineCittà Luce, the Consulate Gene...

Open Roads 2012: New Italian Cinema showcase

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New York:  Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, 2012 That foreign language films have hard time finding an audience in the United is no secrete unless they are programmed for a captive diaspora audience in specialty houses as is the case for most films for the Indian language speaking audience. After all as the L.A. Times reported recently the top five grossing foreign films did not generate more than $40 million in each of the last four years while films made in the US generated billions abr...

I tonnaroti di Favignana (The thonfisher of Favignana)

Director: stefano fogato.
The fisherman of thon in their sides, old palaces, with net, on the sea and during the "mattanza", the moment when they keep the thons.

Io Sono LI at Kino Otok Isola

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„Io Sono Li, “ said the Chinese illegal Shun Li in the film Io Sono Li (Shun Li and The Poet) directed by Andrea Segre, gorgeous Italian film director. Kino Otok Isola proves again a quality bringing out the awarded Italian film, starring with Rade Sherbedgia and only Chinese (actually Mandarin speaking) actress Zhao Tao. Zhao Tao is a Chinese actress with no knowledge of English, Italian or any other than Mandarin language at all and is Jia Zhang-ke’s muse in Platform and The World. In ...

Fourteen movies will screen in the 1st Latin American Film Festival on-line: iber.film.america

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● Organized by Filmotech.com, the Festival offers for free fourteen Latin-American and Spanish productions through www.iberfilmamerica.com from March 27th to April 16th. ● The Latin-American and Spanish Internet communities will give the Audience Award through the official Facebook application. ● iber.film.america has been created with the vision of presenting and displaying audiovisual content through new distribution channels  Last Tues...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Awards

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The 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century(March 9 - 18, 2012)AWARDSAUDIENCE AWARDS The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, Italy/Germany, 2011The Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection goes to:ORA by Philippe Baylaucq, Canada, 2011 The Audience Award for a Greek film over 45’ goes to: ENCARDIA, THE DANCING STONE by Angelos Kovotsos,...

14th TDF AWARDS!!!

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   The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, Italy/Germany, 2011    14th TDF AWARDS!!!  The 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) took place from March 9 - 18, 2012. The award ceremony took place on March 17th.   AUDIENCE AWARDS The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT...

14th TDF AWARDS!!!

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   The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, Italy/Germany, 2011    The 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) took place from March 9 - 18, 2012. The award ceremony took place on March 17th. 14th TDF AWARDS!!!   AUDIENCE AWARDS The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: ITALY, LOVE...

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film selection

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 26 of which are world premieres. For the second year running, the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The 2011 TFF Narrative Short Pentecost was n...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative And Documentary Competition Selections Plus Out-Of-Competition Viewpoints

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section—the program established last year that highlights personal stories in international and independent cinema. Forty-six of the 90 feature-length films were announced. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. ...

VOLCANO at 23rd PSIFF

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VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011), Iceland's official Oscar entry for 2012 screened this week at the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Few films can boast such raw and gritty realism as VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011). While the film is set in its native Iceland, it is a far cry from the expansive Nordic Eden we have been exposed to after Eastwood's FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (2006) and TOMB RAIDER (2001), with VOLCANO exposing the more tangible truth of everyday life in ...

Festival winners for 23rd Palm Springs international Film Festival

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Starbuck Receives Mercedes-Benz Audience Award Best Narrative Feature; The Girls in the Band and Wish Me Away Tie for Audience Award Best Doc Feature; The Turin Horse Receives FIPRESCI Award; The House Receives New Voices/New Visions Award; The Tiniest Place Receives The John Schlesinger Award   The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners at a glamourous luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 15, 20...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 15, 2012. The Festival, held from January 5-16, 2012, screened 188 films from 73 countries, including 40 of the 63 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs ’ increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the yea...

Looking back on Tokyo fest 2011, year of the quake

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    LOOKING BACK ON TOKYO INTL FILM FESTIVAL, 2011 ~THE YEAR OF THE QUAKE ~    by Alex Deleon Not to forget that this was the year of the Great March 11 Earthquake cum nuclear disaster and "Tsunami" Tidal Wave that washed away whole cities up north, the 24th Tokyo Intl Film festival was a somewhat restrained affair with the lingering effect of the disaster in evidence in various forms, toning down the overall climate of festivity. Right outside the entrance to the main towe...

A look back on Tokyo fest 2011

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~THE YEAR OF THE QUAKE ~by Alex DeleonNot to forget that this was the year of the Great March 11 Earthquake cum nuclear disaster and "Tsunami" Tidal Wave that washed away whole cities up north, the 24th Tokyo Intl Film festival was a somewhat restrained affair with the lingering effect of the disaster in evidence in various forms, toning down the overall climate of festivity. Right outside the entrance to the main tower housing the festival offices was a green collection booth where passers by w...

VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011)

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 Few films can boast such raw and gritty realism as VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011). While the film is set in its native Iceland, it is a far cry from the expansive Nordic Eden we have been exposed to after Eastwood's FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (2006) and TOMB RAIDER (2001), with VOLCANO exposing the more tangible truth of everyday life in Iceland of a fisherman (Hannes) and his wife and the driest peak in their lives, where everything they once knew is about to erupt and explode into an even tough...

VOLCANO at RIFF 2011

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  Few films can boast such raw and gritty realism as VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011). While the film is set in its native Iceland, it is a far cry from the expansive Nordic Eden we have been exposed to after Eastwood's FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (2006) and TOMB RAIDER (2001), with VOLCANO exposing the more tangible truth of everyday life in Iceland of a fisherman (Hannes) and his wife and the driest peak in their lives, where everything they once knew is about to erupt and explode into an ev...

French Cinema Now in San Francisco...next october

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Fourth Annual Week-long Festival Celebrates the Best in Contemporary French Language Cinema with Filmmaker Guests and New Works by the Dardenne Brothers, Aki Kaurismäki and Mia Hansen-Løve The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 27 - Wednesday, November 2, at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema and the Film Society's new theatrical home, San Fr...

‘ Red in the Water’ - director Mikel Gurrea ECU 2012 New submission Interview

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By Alexander Acosta Osorio culturamas.es “Legend tells the hero cut off the head of Medusa and threw it to the water. However, the blood of that head became a red stone under the sea. That is the origin of coral. In the early 20th century, a deaf fisherman will bring the myth to life.” Mikel Gurrea was born in Donostia-San Sebastian, in the Basque country. When he was 18, he moved to Barcelona to study Audiovisual Communications at the Pompeu Fabra University. Whil...

A Showcase Of Classic And Contemporary Italian Cinema

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  Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Antonioni......these are some of the greatest masters of the art of filmmaking. All of the above, and several others, are included in the Days Of Italian Cinema event at the Zlin Film Festival, a true feast for cinemaphiles. Italian film has been a lively inspiration for filmmakers for decades and despite the frequent opinion that Italian cinema is dead or dying, there comes a new generation to take the place of the old mas...

Nominees for Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award in Göteborg

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  Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams Eight first-and second-time directors are competing for The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, selected by an international jury. The prize is awarded for the fifth time and goes to "a debutante who in his film treats an existential theme that has a dynamic or experimental approach to the cinematic means of expression". The prize is a week's stay at the Bergman Week summer 2011, a DVD box with 23 Bergman films from Ingma...

Reeling 2010: The Chicago G&L Film Festival

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Reeling 2010: The 29th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film FestivalNovember 4 - 13Reeling 2010, the second-oldest lesbian and gay film festival in the world, opens its 29th year on November 4th, showcasing innovative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the world. Reeling will take place at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.), the Festival's home base at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.) and, for the first time in festival history, Instituto Cervan...

New York's Shade of Lavender

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  EYES WIDE OPEN (Israel)  After a mercilessly cold and snowy winter, spring has finally sprung in New York, with its explosion of flowers, smells and colors. Amidst the ruby reds, the dazzling yellows and the intoxicating shades of green, there is a distinct shade of lavender, as gay and lesbian films make their annual pilgrimage to the city and its environs in the run-up to the area's gay pride celebrations in June. First out of the starting gate is the Jacob Burns Film C...

Truth Lies Beneath

Director: Gautam Sen.
It was the day of Deepavali, festival of lights… When others were busy in celebrating the sounds and lights of the festival, a girl named Mousumi Ari, of seventeen years of age, was being tortured in her in-laws house. She was murdered eventually. Mousumi hailed from the family of a poor fisherman in Narayanpur village, Kakdwip, 24 Parganas, India and was married to a boy of her village, at the age of barely sixteen. Her father-in-laws, Swadesh Ari was a home guard in the local Kakdwip Police Station. After her marriage she fell prey to the wrath of her in-laws and was subjected to torture regularly. On the day of Deepavali, she was murdered by Swadesh Ari and his family members. The administration not only remained mute. An unholy nexus of the police, hospital-morgue authority and legal administration tried to veil the culprits… to establish the murder as a case of suicide. They wiped out the trace of murder and twisted the events to suite their choice. Apprehending the caucus of some vested interested, Sukumar Sahu, Laxmi Sahu, the parents of Mousumi and their relatives did not cremated the dead body of Mousumi but buried it under the earth in quest of justice. The film depicts the victim’s voice, so far unheard and the experience of the rights activists stood by the side of the victim family…. narrating what happened actually and explores the eventually of Mousumi’s murder.

European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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 Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, Germany)    This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York.   The na...
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