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From Woodside to Ireland and Back: Aidan Bishop at The Craic Comedy

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as the days get darker and shorter, don’t let those winter blues get you down! Prescription: an evening in the hip 116 Macdougal on Saturday November 7th, that brings together a showcase of Irish comedy talent from across the Atlantic and NYC, as the second annual Craic Comedy Festival returns, with headliner Aidan Bishop!Fans, friends and followers of The Craic Festival had their fix of the best of Irish short films and music with Mark Geary’s stellar performance at 54 Varick Street at last...

ADALBERT'S DREAM by Gabriel Achim

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ADALBERT'S DREAM by Romanian filmmaker Gabriel Achim  When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, we had just pruned together for hours in Iceland's famed Blue Lagoon thermal baths, so needless to say we were dehydrated, uber relaxed and giddy. I asked him why he was at RIFF and he explained, 'Well, I'm a Romanian director'. I told him I knew lots of great Romanian directors and then he, ever so humbly, assured me that he was the worst Romanian director that exists. I laughed and I think t...

ADALBERT'S DREAM by Romanian filmmaker Gabriel Achim

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 ADALBERT'S DREAM by Romanian filmmaker Gabriel Achim  When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, we had just pruned together for hours in Iceland's famed Blue Lagoon thermal baths, so needless to say we were dehydrated, uber relaxed and giddy. I asked him why he was at RIFF and he explained, 'Well, I'm a Romanian director'. I told him I knew lots of great Romanian directors and then he, ever so humbly, assured me that he was the worst Romanian director that exists. I laughed and I think ...

Andrea Segre 'Io Sono Li'

Special Jury Mention: Italian director Andrea Segre’s SHUN LI AND THE POET (Io Sono Li) “For the poetry and grace employed in treating the subject of the integration (or lack of integration) of immigrants in western society.”photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Andrea Segre 'Io Sono Li'

Special Jury Mention: Italian director Andrea Segre’s SHUN LI AND THE POET (Io Sono Li) “For the poetry and grace employed in treating the subject of the integration (or lack of integration) of immigrants in western society.”photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Learning French Language to understand French Films - Easy Online French Language Lessons and Fast Learning

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Hello, for the one who struggle tounderstand and enjoy french cinéma, i advise you this website and the software in it, Learning French Language is web site that helps you to start learning the french language online, it gives method for vocabulary, conjugation and grammar thanks to interactives and entertaining lessons. Those online courses uses you an easy and successful method to complete and perfect your French language level speaking level and writing skills.   Learn F...

Bence Miklauzic: "The interest towards the others, co-habitation and solidarity are the main issues for the world today"

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Bence MiklauzicThe director of one of the films from the International Competition, Children of the Green Dragon, Bence Miklauzic, replied with a smile to the question that is asked to every guest of the festival, whether he has been to Bulgaria before, “It is my first time in Sofia, but my second time in Bulgaria. As a child, 20 years ago, I was also one of the tourists that came for their vacation to the Black Sea.” - Is the story of the unusual friendship between a Hungarian and a ...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: The Albanian

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    The Albanian to play at Berlinale the The German Perspective category.   Filmmaker Johannes Naber has been the center of attention in his home town of Berlin this past month after winning the prestigious 'Ophuls Preis' for his film 'The Albanian'(2010)   Review of film: 'The Albanian' (2010) by German director Johannes Naber is making its rounds through festivals worldwide raising awareness to this gripping story about ...

Hello! How are you???

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  DONT MISS the Romanian hit everyone is talking about, Romania's first comedy film, 'Hello! How Are You?' (2010). This witty smart comedy held its North American premier at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival to packed theaters and all around positive praise. Some might recall the film, 'You've Got Mail' (1998) by Nora Ephron while watching this one but there is a much deeper underlying message in this film with a story so rich it strikes home on an emotional le...

Nik Xhelilaj new albanian Shooting Star of "The Albanian"

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"The Albanian" by debut German director Johannes Naber is a gripping study, not only of illegal immigration into Germany, but of age-old tribal customs In the backwood mountains of Albania which still heavily constrict the lives of young people and blood feuds are the norm. Handsome Arben a mountain villager is in love with Etleva, a fetching hay-pitching lass from a neighboring clan, and wants to marry her, but there is a big hitch. She has been offered to another suitor for a 10,000 Euro bride...

Kung-Fu Magyar: An Interview With Hungarian Director Bence Miklauzic

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 Kung-Fu Magyar?A comedy. A story of friendship and rivalry. A kung-fu film without a fight. Huh? Confused? You won't be after listening to Bence Miklauzic, talking about his new film, Children of the Green Dragon, one of the most popular films this week among audiences at the Warsaw Film Festival.Hungarian film director Bence Miklauzic is forty years old. And his second feature film, Children of the Green Dragon, had its European debut this week at the Warsaw Film Festival. Just back from the ...

THAT IS THE PICTURE

Director: Lauma Balode.
A bus with books. Once in a month they are going to different places in country side, but this "different" bus isn't only a library. For these people it means more.

Artan Minarolli is ALIVE!

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Interview with Artan Minarolli, director of Albania's internationally acclaimed film Alive (2009). About a young man named Koll in Tirana, Albania who is just trying to live the modern life of a university student but gets stuck in an ancient blood feud in the countryside of his ancestral land. Will modern times help Koll escape his tragic familial fate? I met Artan Minarolli in January in Palm Springs at the closing night party where were all packed tight in a room hiding from ...

Turkish cinema

Off Karadeniz (2010)A young girl from the very liberal Smyrna in Turkey is sent to Of, a very conservative town on the Black Sea coast... starring Turkish TV and film actress Melissa Papel.

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Interview with Prima Primavera's writer, winner at the Varna Fest

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Interview with Prima Primavera's writer ("Special Jury Prize" winner at the Varna International Film Festival) Prima Primavera is the new Hungarian feature film that is heard of the most recently. Directed by János Edelényi and written by János Edelényi, Paul Salamon and Endre Hules, the 2008 film is on its tour of glory: first shown in February at the 40th Hungarian Film Week, the film has been awarded at the Varna International Film Festival and is now headed toward the 54th Valladolid Int...

Romanian Film Cited As Year's Best

 Wednesday, September 5----------4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, the searing drama by Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu which won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year, has added to that triumph by being named as the Film of the Year by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). The film, which also won the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes, is making its Canadian Premiere next week at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The film, the latest in a recent renaissance of...

Media Salles presentation

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MEDIA Salles was hosting a reception yesterday evening at the ‘Pavilion of the European Union – Int’l Village’ for the traditional rendezvous marking the publication of the MEDIA Salles’ Newsletter “European Cinema Journal” no. 3/2004,which includes the figures on cinema-going in 2003.MEDIA Salles’ coming initiatives were presented:The “Focus on Europe” events:- Kidflix Special at the 44th Zlín International Children’s Film Festival, Prague and Zlín, Czech Republi...

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