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2015

Berlinale 2015: 45 Years (review)

45 Years, dir. Andrew Haigh - Berlinale 2015 Competition by Martin I. Petrov English director Andrew Haigh competes for the golden bear with a story about a couple about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But who said that after certain age, life cannot ring surprises?  After directing Weekend, a multi-awarded film about a gay couple in London, Andrew Haigh became one of the most promising new talents of his age, turning also into a symbol for queer cinema which was back...

Berlinale 2015 Interview: Lirio Ferreira for Blue Blood

Interview with Lirio Ferreira, director of Blue Blood - opening film of Berlinale Panorama 2015  by Martin I. Petrov Lirio Ferreira was born in Recife in 1965. He started directing films while studying journalism. His first feature Baile Perfumado premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 1997, followed by Árido movie (2005) and many documentaries that have won numerous prizes in Brazil and beyond. Blue blood is his third feature film, open...

Berlinale 2015: Blue Blood / Sangue Azul (Review)

Blue Blood (Sangue Azul), dir. Lirio Ferreira, 2014 Brazil - Berlinale Panorama    by Martin I. Petrov  Vibrant images, breathtaking sea horizons, a passionate macho Latino and some romance in the background - is there anything else to ask for from Brazilian cinema?  Acclaimed director Lirio Ferreira presents a story for contemporary filmgoers, keeping it at heart a traditional old-style Brazilian romanzo. Pedro, a handsome young circus performer, returns to his ho...

Berlinale 2015: Knight of Cups (review)

  Knight of cups, dir. Terrence Malick - Berlinale 2015 Competition    “No one cares about reality anymore.”  Realist or not, Terrence Malick seems to have sliced the cake in two, once again. For some, Knight of cups was worth the waiting and for others was two hours of an image flow, that - if we need to be exact - is his way of storytelling.    And let’s face it, no one goes to see a film from the American indie representative and expects...

Berlinale 2015: 45 Years (review)

  45 Years, dir. Andrew Haigh - Berlinale 2015 Competition   English director Andrew Haigh competes for the golden bear with a story about a couple about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But who said that after certain age, life cannot ring surprises?    After directing Weekend, a multi-awarded film about a gay couple in London, Andrew Haigh became one of the most promising new talents of his age, turning also into a symbol for queer cinema which was back t...

Berlinale 2015 Interview: Lirio Ferreira for Blue Blood

  Interview with Lirio Ferreira, director of Blue Blood - opening film of Berlinale Panorama 2015    Lirio Ferreira was born in Recife in 1965. He started directing films while studying journalism. His first feature Baile Perfumado premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 1997, followed by Árido movie (2005) and many documentaries that have won numerous prizes in Brazil and beyond. Blue blood is his third feature film, opening this year’s Berlinale Panorama.&nbs...

Berlinale 2015: Blue Blood / Sangue Azul (Review)

    Blue Blood (Sangue Azul), dir. Lirio Ferreira, 2014 Brazil - Berlinale Panorama    Vibrant images, breathtaking sea horizons, a passionate macho Latino and some romance in the background - is there anything else to ask for from Brazilian cinema?    Acclaimed director Lirio Ferreira presents a story for contemporary filmgoers, keeping it at heart a traditional old-style Brazilian romanzo. Pedro, a handsome young circus performer, returns to his home town ...

Berlinale 2015: Nobody wants the night (review)

  Nobody wants the night (Nadie quiere la noche), dir. Isabel Coixet, Berlinale 2015 Competition - Opening Film    As Plato wrote in his allegory of the cave thousands of years ago, a caveman feels secure in the darkness, but it is the excitement of the light above that defines the beauty of his human nature. Isabel Coixet comes two thousand years closer in history to depict this exact same thirst for knowledge in Nobody wants the light, opening film of this year’s Ber...

FEST 2015: Call for entries open

  The 11th edition of FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival, to be held in Espinho, Portugal from June 22nd to 29th 2015, is calling for submissions, open until March 15th 2015 at noon.  The competitive sections of the festival are:  Feature Length Films (section dedicated to filmmakers in their first or second feature film): - Golden Lynx – Fiction Competition - White Lynx – Documentary Competition Short and Medium Length Films (section dedicated t...

ONLINE THE RULES FOR THE REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL 2015

The rules to register your short-movies at the 14th edition of the Reggio Film Festival are online. The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their works related to the theme of this year: WAIT. As usual there is the OPEN CATEGORY section, for short-movies not related to the theme. Furthermore, in agreement with the association INIZIATIVA LAICA, a special section, Laity, is dedicated t...

Golden Globes 2015 Stage a Good, Old-Fashioned, Hollywood Comeback

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent It wasn’t too long ago that the words “Golden Globes” would raise the specter of litigation, corruption, and a whiff of foul play - but no more. For 2015, it looks like current President Theo Kingma has cleaned house over at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Because everything that won for 2015 looks to be incredibly legitimate to the prevailing sentiment among film critics. Even the usual detractors, as well as w...

65th Berlinale: What we know so far

  With the announcement that the Berlin IFF will have its man, Dieter Kosslick on board as festival director till 2019, the festival is in full preps for the upcoming 65th edition which will hit the German capital 5 -15 of February.    So far the news are thrilling…   Jury president of this year’s edition will be American director Darren Arronofsky.    Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement will be awarded to German dir...

"Zero Plus" International Children's and Youth Film Festival

"Zero Plus" International Children's and Youth Film Festival Russia, the city of Tyumen November 30 - December 6   ABOUT "ZERO PLUS"   «Zero Plus» International Film Festival follows the criteria of the inner quality and the message of values brought up in the films that are shown to children, adolescents, families, pedagogues, and all people on the whole. These are the films one can truly trust, in terms of psychological and info...
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