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No One Knows About Persian Cats

Iranian Cinema brain drain continues with Bahman Ghobadi at Toronto

by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com>  Bahman Ghobadi       RHINO SEASON is Ghobadi's first film since he fled Iran        The stars of Rhino Season (from left) Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Bahman Ghobadi, Belcim Bilgin and Arash Labaf IRANIAN CINEMA BRAIN DRAIN CONTINUES With Bahman ...

Bahman Ghobadi: Heart Of Courage

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  In this awards season, where the industry unveils prizes for some of the world's wealthiest and most pampered celebrities, can we not find a small prize for a filmmaker with almost unimaginable courage? I am referring to Bahman Ghobadi, the Iraqi filmmaker who has been forced to leave his native country because of a crackdown by the government over "unauthorized" filmmakers. As another example of its repressive agenda, the Iraqi government made a Christmas Day announce...

Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Director Tiina Lokk

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended on Sunday brought more than 260 films to viewers. Films from 75 different countries were screened in nine Estonian cities. For the first time films were also shown in Tallinn's brand new cinemas Artis and Cinamon.    Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Drector Tiina Lokk by Bruno Chatelin Hi Tina What did the audience take from this year's edition? "Most popular films were „Girl with a Dragon Tatto...

Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Director Tiina Lokk

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended on Sunday brought more than 260 films to viewers. Films from 75 different countries were screened in nine Estonian cities. For the first time films were also shown in Tallinn’s brand new cinemas Artis and Cinamon.Most popular films were „Girl with a Dragon Tattoo“ (Sweden, Niels Arden Oplev), „Imaginarium of doctor Parnassus” (Great Britain, Terry Gilliam), „Machan” (Sri Lanka, Uberto Pasolini), „Bright Star” (Great Britain, Jane C...

PÖFF's Awards were revealed this friday, december 4

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13th PÖFF's competition programme EurAsia awarded German-Israel drama „Ajami".             Best Baltic film award goes to Lithuanian film „Vortex".              Scandar Copti (Palestine) and Yaron Shani (Israel) realistic street-story „Ajami" was awarded as best Eurasian film. The film tells a story of a poor Arab district Ajami in Tel Aviv and its c...

13th PÖFF's competition programme EurAsia awarded German-Israel drama „Ajami".

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13th PÖFF's competition programme EurAsia awarded German-Israel drama „Ajami". Best Baltic film award goes to Lithuanian film „Vortex". Scandar Copti (Palestine) and Yaron Shani (Israel) realistic street-story „Ajami" was awarded as best Eurasian film. The film tells a story of a poor Arab district Ajami in Tel Aviv and its colorful population that consists both Arabs and Jews. Best Eurasia film award was given in PÖFF for the sixth time. Gran...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 12

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Highlights from yesterday include; •    The Surprise Film – Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” introduced by Sandra Hebron •    Footage from the Brightwide presents... A special screening of No One Knows About Persian Cats, featuring interviews with director Bahman Ghobadi and the Brightwide fonder Colin Firth. •    Cracks premiere featuring interviews with Eva Green, Jordan Scott, Imogen Poots, Juno Temple and Ridley Scott •    Interview with Producer ...

Quentin Tarantino will open the Zabaltegi-Pearls section with Inglourious Basterds

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Also coming are new films by Woody Allen, Ang Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Bahman Ghobadi, Bong Joon-ho and Johnnie To, among other directors. North American director Quentin Tarantino will open the Zabaltegi-Pearls section with his latest movie. Inglourious Basterds. This film, winner of the Best Actor Award for Christoph Waltz at Cannes, will be screened on the first day of the 57th edition on Friday, 18 September. Zabaltegi-Pearls, the showcase for movies feted at the big int...

Hanneke's White Ribbon takes away the Cannes Palme d'or

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The official Jury of this 62nd Festival de Cannes, presided by Isabelle Huppert, revealed the Prize winners during the Closing Ceremonies on the evening of May 24th. IN COMPETTION - FEATURE FILMSPalme d'OrDAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon) directed by Michael HANEKE Grand PrixUN PROPHÈTE (A Prophet) directed by Jacques AUDIARD Lifetime achievement award for his work and his exceptional contribution to the history of cinema Alain RESNAIS Best Director Brillante MENDOZA for KINATAY Jury PrizeFI...

Cannes, Un Certain Regard 2009: 20 films and a few awards

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Un Certain Regard 2009 presented 20 films from 24 directors hailing from 20 different countries. 2 of the works were first films. The program opened on Thursday 14th, with KASI AZ GORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH (No One Knows About Persian Cats) by Bahman Ghobadi. Presided over by Paolo Sorrentino (Director and Sceenwriter - Italy), the Jury was comprised of: Julie GAYET (Actress - France), Uma DA CUNHA (Journalist - India), Marit KAPLA (Festival director Göteborg -Sweden), Piers HANDLING (Festi...

"No One Knows About Persian Cats" opens Certain Regard

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The section Certain Regard opens today with the presentation of No One Knows About Persian Cats by Bahman Ghabadi. The Iranian director gained international acclaim in Cannes in 2000 for his first feature film, A Time for Drunken Horses, which won the Camera d'Or award. He’s back this year with a portrait of Tehran, shot in a rush and without authorization, a story of Iranian youth fighting against repression and being bullied around. As his two heroes, underground musicians, desperately tr...

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