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Meditations On The Middle East

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  678 (Mohamed Diab, Egypt)  There is no doubt that we are living in historic times. The political and social upheaval in the Middle East and northern Africa are among the most stunning events of the new millennium, and it still remains unclear whether this will herald a period of unprecedented stability and its complete opposite. Helping us to understand the turmoil and the inner lives of those cultures, four films in the New Directors/New Film series, entering its first weekend...

Canadian Front Heading To New York City

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  When cold weather descends on New York City, our local meterologists generally lay the blame at the door of our massive neighbor to the north. They refer to a cold air mass as a "Canadian front" and when it is in the forecast, be prepared for your bones to chill. Well, another Canadian front is on the horizon, but this one is much more benign, in fact it is downright welcome. Canadian Front 2011 is the yearly showcase of new Canadian cinema that starts tomorrow at New ...

The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) wrap and awards

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  The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) brought another festive, energy-packed, and visually stunning celebration to the community. The Festival hand-picked unique movies from around the world, some that were later honoured with prestigious nominations including Genie-nominated films such as Trigger, and Leave them Laughing; as well as Oscar-nominated films such as Biutiful, In a Better World, The Illusionist, and Incendies (also Genie nominated). Sold out films included Chef of the South Polar ...

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival preview

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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London, announced today that four titles confirmed for the 2011 festival in March have been selected for the Sundance Film Festival, January 20-30. Ali Samadi Ahadi’s The Green Wave will screen “in competition,” Lynn Hershman Leeson’s !Women, Art, Revolution and Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies are in the official selection, while Pamela Yates’ Granito will have its World Premiere at Sundance. “The Green Wave, !Women, Art, Revolution and ‘Grani...

Denis Villeneuve meets Niu Chen-zer at Golden Horse Film Festival

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The Golden Horse Film Festival once again provided film-makers from different countries with the chance to meet each other. Denis Villeneuve, the director of Incendies, and Niu Chen-zer, the director of Monga, met each other at the Golden Horse press conference today. Both films are their countries’ entries for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film.   Both Incendies and Monga were box-office hits in their domestic markets. After viewing the films, the directors praised each ...

Independence days at Thessaloniki ID 10@51st TIFF

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Independence Days, the Festival’s main side-section programmed by Lefteris Adamidis, includes (as previously announced on April 16th) the Retrospective to the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul and is completed by the section’s core lineup, ID-10, which identifies this year’s political, aesthetic, and thematic landscape of worldwide independent production. ID–10 As in previous years, a strong Latin-American presence apparent in this year’s art house and independent cinematic crop is rep...

'Silent Souls' wins in Abu Dhabi

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This year's winner of the ADFF (Adu Dhabi Film Festival) 2010 Black Pearl Award for 'best narrative film' went to Russian film Silent Souls (2010) by director Aleksei Fedorchenko.   Read this fantastic article on Screen Daily written by Lee Marshall:   http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/latest-reviews/silent-souls-ovsyanki/5017774.article   1) Best Narrative Film SILENT SOULS (Ovsyanki), directed by Aleksei Fed...
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