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The Spirit of Sepharad: From Casbah to Caliphate Musical Performance

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By Maria Esteves - June 22, 2010 The Off Broadway musical performance of The Spirit of Sepharad: From Casbah to Caliphate, directed by Gerard Edery and Vivienne Roumani-Denn commenced Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 7:00 PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York. Presented by Root One Foundation and Museum of Jewish Heritage, this astonishing, awe-inspiring musical masterpiece embarks on a historical journey of Sephardic Judiasm through traditional songs, flamenco dances, and film footages. It c...

Honorary Goya Award to Antonio Mercero

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Honorary Goya Award to Antonio Mercero The Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España will give its Honorary Goya Award to Antonio Mercero for his cinematographic career full of success in all fields and for being able to join humor and sorrow in almost all of his productions in television and cinema with his very own style for more than 50 years now.Since 1962 we has developed his career on the small and big screen.He is best know as the director of a 1972 surrealist...

The part for the whole. The Seville European Film Festival 2009 commits to multiculturality and respect

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      A red carpet of contrasts. Colin Farrell, hidden under his Hollywood hat. Carlos Saura more flamenco than ever. And the stunning words of the honoree Vittorio Storaro. Seville aspires to live the European cinema as passionately as its Andalusian streets are lived. The part for the whole. The small helping to understand the big. Apart of some problems with the video screenings, the gala presentation highlighted the very best of every section: the Of...

first selections from International Film Festival Rotterdam

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam January 27 – February 7, 2010 Ben Russell’s LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY, Anocha Suwichakornpong’s MUNDANE HISTORY and Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio’s TO THE SEA have been selected in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2010. The Tiger Awards Jury 2010 will include Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, French actress Jeanne Balibar and Singapore International Film Festival director Philip Cheah. A further two jury members will be announced later. The 39...

Making worlds at Venice 66th Film Festival - An interview with Pere Portabella, director of Mudanza. 5th September 2009

An interview with Pere Portabella, President of The International Jury of the Orizzonti section, director (Spain) of Die Stille Vor Bach and, this year the 20 minute short film Mudanza(Removal) in the Orizzonti Events. I had passed through a set of three walls at Arsenale Art Biennale - displaying just walking sticks, and then entered through several adjoining rooms of pure colour - red, green, yellow, blue. As I mo

An interview with Pere Portabella, (Venice Orizzonti section President)

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Pere Portabella is the President of The International Jury of the Orizzonti section, director (Spain) of Die Stille Vor Bach and, this year the 20 minute short film Mudanza (Removal) in the Orizzonti Events.I had passed through a set of three walls at Arsenale Art Biennale - displaying just walking sticks, and then entered through several adjoining rooms of pure colour - red, green, yellow, blue. As I moved through each space with my eyes closed I could still see their colour, and I asked Portab...

Broken Embraces

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Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Almodóvar’s "Broken Embraces" is also taking place on www.sff.ba Sarajevo Film Festival. Some might say that the film is homage to Bergman, one of the key film directors of today or that“Broken Embraces uses simplicity of Rossellini’s “Voyage to Italy” to show the effect on Lena of the discovery of the couple burned to death in Pompeii”. But in order to reflect the great Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar in his maturity, I find that h...

In Competition: "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo" by Isabel Coixet

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About the film: The Competition feature Map of the Sounds of Tokyo by Spanish director Isabel Coixet tells a story of love and vengeance in the Japanese megacity. Coixet recalls the genesis of her film: "Films, like tunes or poems, spring from strange encounters, from odd associations that can be completely incongruent but full of magic. In the case of Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, I “saw” the story (I don’t want to sound like some kind of visionary, but this i...

In competition: "Broken Embraces" by Almodóvar

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About the film: The Cannes Festival Official Selection is glad to welcome Pedro Almodóvar to the Competition with Broken Embraces. After Volver (Best Screenplay, in 2006) and All About my Mother (Best Director, 1999), the filmmaking Spaniard is returning with a new homage to the seventh art. "I feel it's the first time I've made such an express declaration of love to cinema," Almodóvar says. "Not with a specific sequence, but with a whole film. To cinema, its materials, to...

Buenos Aires International Short Film Festival

The aim of the BsAsSFF is to show to local audience the very best of international short films. Win the audience award: a trip to Patagonia.

14 Fabian Road

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Director: Jaime de Armiñán.
Camila Ponte, a writer of Argentinian origin, is on an exhausting promotional tour for her first novel, a huge success. A mysterious woman, Vega, approaches her after a long and boring press conference and leads her out to a strange establishment, a hotel built over an old convent of franciscan monks. What follows is the story of a kidnapping for which there is neither a ransom asked, nor date of liberation, and on which the victim seems to agree. Camila soon discovers that Vega is not who she seems to be. A complex relationship develops between the two women. One that goes trough suspicion and distrust to love and hatred, from violence to tenderness We will finally learn she is seeking a retribution that will help her heal very deep wound. ¿Who will emerge as a winner? A hint: One of the opponents takes the name of a lady of the night, a vampire who has the habit of feeding on other people’s blood... Camila

Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona review

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Occasionally endearingly audacious, Woody Allen's screenplay for Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a further riff on the unique, unpredictable nature of romantic relationships among the human race. His observation of the female characters (and not just the leads) is spot on and is the engine for the dramatic core of the story. And a good story it is: jostled along by their differences, Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) take us into the undulating world of female friendship when it...

Iberminuto One Minute Film Nominations

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Nominations for the Third Edition Autumn 2008 of The Iberminuto One Minute Film Awards. Made for Mobile.The organizing commission would like to congratulate the overwhelming response of film directors, either professional or amateurs, to this third edition of the Iberminuto One Minute Film Festival of Spain, awards. More than 70 movies from 12 countries made it to the final selection round: Theme for this edition was "Faces of Love". Nominees:Romance: Short Encounter, by Francisco Aguirre (Spain...

Santa Barbara to honor Penélope Cruz

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to honor Penélope Cruz with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 24th edition of the Fest, which runs January 22-February 1, 2009, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.Cruz, who returned to theaters this summer with two powerful and diverse back-to-back performances in “Elegy” opposite Sir Ben Kingsley and Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” opposite Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johans...

The First-Ever International Festival of Fake Film Trailers

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The First-Ever International Festival of Fake Film Trailers is held in TEASERLAND.COM Teaserland.com is available from September 1st. The new website, which will held the First International Festival of Fake Film Trailers, is a joint project by VAS A VER and ACCIÓN MEDIA. The Festival, directed by Xavi Bru, invites everyone to make a fake trailer of a non-existing film and post it on Teaserland.com from September 23rd. The prize, €30.000 to make a short film, will be announced in January 2009...

Spanish Cinema Highlights Toronto Film Festival

Monday, August 25------Although it is not an official sidebar to the Festival, the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival is highlighting a dozen new films from Spain. In fact, Spain is the European country most represented at the Festival which opens in two weeks. With a mix of straight-out Spanish productions and a host of co-productions with Latin American partners, the accent is on the continued vitality and strong international impression of contemporary Spanish cinema."This is a...

Spanish Cinema Highlights Toronto Film Festival

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Although it is not an official sidebar to the Festival, the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival is highlighting a dozen new films from Spain. In fact, Spain is the European country most represented at the Festival which opens in two weeks. With a mix of straight-out Spanish productions and a host of co-productions with Latin American partners, the accent is on the continued vitality and strong international impression of contemporary Spanish cinema."This is an especially exciting year f...

A look at Spanish cinema at the San Sebastian Festival

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The participation of Spanish cinema at the Festival (Sept 18-27) will include three films in the Official Selection and another three in Zabaltegi-New Directors Camino, El patio de mi cárcel (My Prison Yard) and Tiro en la cabeza will compete in the Official Selection, and Amateurs, Chicos normales (Ordinary Boys) and El truco del manco in Zabaltegi-New DirectorsFlores de luna (Night Flowers) will be presented in Zabaltegi-Specials and La casa de mi padre will be premiered at the Basque Cinema ...

Hommage To Spanish Actress Assumpta Serna

Saturday, June 14-------This evening, as part of the official Awards Ceremony of the 24th edition of Festroia, the Festival will honor the career achievement of Spanish actress Assumpta Serna with a Gold Dolphin award. The talented actress has won more than 20 Best Actress prizes and has acted in more than 60 films in six languages: Spanish, Catalan, Portugese, Italian, French and English. Born in 1957, she has acted in theater and fiilms in over 20 countries. She is a board member of the Europ...

Deals Signed At The Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, May 1-------Although the Tribeca Film Festival does not have a formal market, the sheer number of World and International Premieres has upped the acquisitions quotient for films participating in the program. In the past week, a number of deals were announced that have given the Festival more “industry cred”.  IFC Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopena's FERMAT’S ROOM. The Spanish drama tells the story of four mathematicians who do ...

Interview with Juan Antonio Bayona - The Orphanage

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"The Orphanage"/"El Orfanato"Guillermo Del Toro, the Oscar award winning director for "El Laberinto del Fauno" or "Pan's Labyrinth", produced this new spine-chilling dramatic thriller, "El Orfanato", or "The Orphanage", directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Belen Rueda, who plays the leading female role, Laura, and Fernando Cayo, in the role of Carlos, her counterpart, return to the house Laura grew up in, to raise their chronically ill, orphaned son, Simon, played by Roger Princep. Disturbed by her ...

Campo Viejo Spanish Film Festival

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The Campo Viejo Spanish Film Festival March 19th-30th 2008Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar.The annual Spanish Film Festival returns to the IFI from March 19th-30th 2008. Campo Viejo Spanish Film Festival covers ‘Spanish Films’ in very global terms, in that The IFI will showcase films from Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay aswell of course, films from Spain over the course of the festival. This year’s event sees new releases from actors-turned-directors Antonio Banderas (Summer Rain/El Camino de l...
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