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Chile in focus at the 36th Goteborg Film Festival

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Today we're revealing the festival's focus and announcing the first four films from the programme for 2013! For its 36th year, Göteborg International Film Festival has decided to spotlight Chilean film. 40 years after Pinochet's military coup d'état, Chile's film industry is once again blooming with a wave of young Chilean filmmakers finding success abroad.  During the military dictatorship, many people were persecuted and killed as a result of their political opinions. The o...

47th Karlovy Vary opens with fireworks and Helen Mirren

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  The 47th installment of this high powered central European film festival, one of the oldest on the continent, opened a nine day run on June 29 with a spectacular display of fireworks and an appearance by regal British actress Helen Mirren (66) on the red carpet for the opening gala.  Mirren was introduced to the crowd at the enrance to the great Hall theater by festival president Jiri Bartosha, himself a prominent Czech actor, as he presented her with a crystal globe statuette i...

THE HELP : movie review

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The Help Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard,  Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer,Allison Janney  Writer-director Tate Taylor    This movie could have been titled The Maids but then people might have confused it with Jean Genet's searing portrayal of interchangeable identities, illusion and  ritualistic role play in which two maids  take turns acting as "Madame," abusing each other as either employer or the help. The role play reveals no...

Malatya Reveals the ‘International Competition’ Films

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Turkey’s up and coming new festival ‘Malatya International Film Festival’ is preparing to run its second edition from 18th November to 24th November this year.  The festival - which was welcomed with a great interest by the movie lovers last year- announced its ‘International Feature Film’ Competition nominations. The festival is organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation with the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governor...

Malatya Film Festival Highlights the Best Films of the Year

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2nd Malatya International Film Festival, held from 18th to 24th November 2011, will be screening a special selection of impeccable movies under the title of ‘Panorama’.  Including the Dardenne Brother’s  ‘THE KID WITH A BIKE’ which shared the ‘Grand Jury Prix’ with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA’ at Cannes this year, the Festival will also be showcasing the critically acclaimed other samples of the World Cinema.   With the support of the Malaty...

Sue Mengers a top Hollywood agent passes on

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   When i was a young actor starting out in New York , I was granted the privlege of meeting Sue Mengers and the advice she offered me was to take a chance on making it in Holywood.She told me to take 6 months in Hollywood and  to see what the result would be and if I got a lucky break to stay there.Well it took me 12 years to get to Hollywood from NY and I had an an opportunity to meet with Sue at a conference and we shared our meeting and her advice. We both laughed and ...

NewFest: A Meeting Of The LGBT Clan

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  "Film festivals for the LGBT community are not just about cinema”, Lesli Klainberg, NewFest’s Executive Director commented in a phone interview. “They have always functioned as community building events where like-minded audiences can commune in the presence of filmmakers in a shared experience.” This cinematic sharing begins later this week as NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film  Festival kicks off an ambitious season of films currently playin...

NewFest | 2011 Visionary Award to Christine Vachon

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NewFest (www.NewFest.org), the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival is coming to locations across the city, July 21-28. The festival will open and close at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and will be headquartered throughout the week at Chelsea's SVA Theater and Cinema Village. Special satellite screenings will be held at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side, and Harlem Stage. Pri...

Chichester International Film Festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary

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This August will mark the 20th Chichester International Film Festival, the biggest and most prestigious of its kind on the South Coast. Running from August 18 to September 4, 2011, the festival promises to bring cinema enthusiasts 18 days plus two separate pre-festival open air screenings crammed with premieres, special events and a shoalful of guests to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary.Over the last five years past premieres – English or UK firsts – previews, and new releases at ...

Bridesmaids Australian Premiere by Eva Rinaldi - 14th June 2011

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 Bridesmaids Australian Premiere : Photography by Eva Rinaldi Sexy sin city Sydney was home to the Australian film premiere of the red hot male friendly - new era chick flick Bridesmaids. Hundreds of fans and dozens of news media was on hand at Event Cinemas, George Street, to welcome in the talented and sexy stars. The Sydney presser was pitched as 'Girls’ Night Out' and it must be said that the vast majority of the fairer sex doing the pink carpet (ra...

Seattle International Film Festival highlights

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    Film Industry Luminaries Ewan McGregor, Warren Miller, Al Pacino Scheduled to Appear The 37th Seattl...

Gothic thriller concludes Noir Festival in Hollywood

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  by Alex Deleon The 13th annual Film Noir festival concluded its edgy three week run at the hallowed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on April 20, with the stomach churning identity theft thriller, "My Name is Julia Ross", (Columbia, 1945) starring Nina Foch in a memorable role as a kidnapped-for-murder blonde in an eerie Gothic mansion on the cliffs over the sea in Cornwall, U.K. While this is really more of a Gothic murder mystery than a pure noir, contract director Joseph...

Gothic Thriller concludes Noir City, Hollywood

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GOTHIC THRILLER CONCLUDES NOIR CITY, HOLLYWOOD, 2011by Alex Deleon The 13th annual Film Noir festival concluded its edgy three week run at the hallowed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on April 20, with the stomach churning identity theft thriller, "My Name is Julia Ross", (Columbia, 1945) starring Nina Foch in a memorable role as a kidnapped-for-murder blonde in an eerie Gothic mansion on the cliffs over the sea in Cornwall, U.K. While this is really more of a Gothic murder mystery than a pure noi...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights

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Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. As previously announced, this year's festival lineup is bookended by comedic films lauded by atte...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival highlights of 15th edition

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16 Documentaries and 5 Dramas; a Focus on the Power of the Mediawww.hrw.org/en/iff The 15th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 23 March to 1 April, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The international feature programme includes 16 documentaries and 5 dramas, from Belgium, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Guantanamo, Guatemala, Hebron, Iran, Ireland, Kenya, Lebanon, Los Angeles, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, Yemen and Yugoslavia. Many of t...

Berlinale Retrospective Ingmar Bergman

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Retrospective Ingmar Bergman: Guests and Events Few film directors have worked as consistently over decades with the same team as Ingmar Bergman. With Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom and Liv Ullmann, three of Bergman's most outstanding actresses will not only present "their" films at the Berlinale, but also converse in detail publicly about life and work with Bergman for both the screen and the stage.   When Bergman cast the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann in Persona (1965/66) becaus...

CLAUDE CHABROL – The Directorspective, Sunday 6 to Sunday 27 March at the Barbican

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One of the founders of the New Wave, critic-turned-filmmaker Claude Chabrol (1930-2010) was instrumental in revolutionising French cinema in the 1950s. In an acclaimed career that spanned 6 decades, he made over 70 films and was renowned for his masterful thrillers and his incisive critique of class and society. In partnership with Ciné Lumière, Barbican Film celebrates Chabrol's contribution to cinema with a selection of his best-known films (1).   Sunday 6 March 4.00p...

When Gustav Met Sigmund

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  Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made  a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design foun...

When Gustav Met Sigmund

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Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design founder Walter Gropius (wi...

Berlinale retrospective Ingmar Bergman

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  Few film directors have worked as consistently over decades with the same team as Ingmar Bergman. With Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom and Liv Ullmann, three of Bergman's most outstanding actresses will not only present "their" films at the Berlinale, but also converse in detail publicly about life and work with Bergman for both the screen and the stage.   When Bergman cast the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann in Persona (1965/66) because of her resemblance to Bi...

Interview with director Im Sang-soo! THE HOUSEMAID

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THE HOUSEMAID is a remake of a very popular 60s Korean thriller. It tells the story of a housemaid hired by a very rich family; her main task is taking care of their young daughter, Nami, as her mother is heavily pregnant with twins. Her father is a high power executive, whose sex life with his wife is not going too good, so he becomes involved with the new housemaid. As I have never seen the original, I can't compare. The film's main character, the housemaid Eun-Yi, is easy to empathise with fr...

LKFF - THE HOUSEMAID (2010) + Interview with director Im Sang-soo!

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THE HOUSEMAID is a remake of a very popular 60s Korean thriller. It tells the story of a housemaid hired by a very rich family; her main task is taking care of their young daughter, Nami, as her mother is heavily pregnant with twins. Her father is a high power executive, whose sex life with his wife is not going too good, so he becomes involved with the new housemaid.As I have never seen the original, I can't compare. The film's main character, the housemaid Eun-Yi, is easy to empathise with fro...

“The festival has grown up, but it still refuses to go feature-length.”

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Gone are the days when a feature length was precededby a handful of tasty film tit bits, bite size chunks of mini-flicks.These days, it's the trailers that are more like mini movies.  The‘short' is a mark of cinema's early days.  Butover recent years it has been redeployed as an ideal space in which to playwith distinct forms, from animation to documentary to experimental, all ofwhich the Chilean festival, Fesancor, includes in its programming.  Lastyear a new category, ‘Del Corto al La...

Fesancor festival has grown up, but it still refuses to go feature-length.

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“The festival has grown up, but it still refuses to go feature-length.”Gone are the days when a feature length was precededby a handful of tasty film tit bits, bite size chunks of mini-flicks.These days, it's the trailers that are more like mini movies. The‘short' is a mark of cinema's early days. Butover recent years it has been redeployed as an ideal space in which to playwith distinct forms, from animation to documentary to experimental, all ofwhich the Chilean festival, Fesancor, inc...

FESANCOR Short Film Fest has grown up; sticks with shorts

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The FESANCOR International Short Film Festival in Santiago, Chile ran October 18 -21“The festival has grown up, but it still refuses to go feature-length.” Gone are the days when a feature length was preceded by a handful of tasty film tit bits, bite size chunks of mini-flicks. These days, it’s the trailers that are more like mini movies. The ‘short’ is a mark of cinema’s early days. But over recent years it has been redeployed as an ideal space in which to play with distinct form...

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