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My fifth and last day at the cinematic wonderland that is DIFF consisted of three documentaries. The films are very diverse - two were made by Western filmmakers and the third one is by an Iranian who was stopped from filming his latest film and this doccie was smuggled out of Iran on a flash drive hidden in a cake! I kicked off my day with Semisweet: Life in chocolate that focuses on 4 different stories about chocolate - the top chocolatier in France, a spiritual couple's chocolates fro...

27th SBIFF World Premier of 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' (2012)

    SBIFF PRESS 27th SBIFF held its World Premier of 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' (2012) Sunday, Jan. 29th at the Lobero Theatre. SYNOPSIS: 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' tells the moving story of anarchist chocolatier, Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company, as he pursues his unique vision to create the best chocolate in the world, ethically and taste-wise. Along with farmers such as Nelice Stewart, this tree-to-bar chocolate factory -- the smallest in the world...

Nepotism Chocolates

I’ve been having loads of google news alerts flooding into my inbox over the past few days with regard to QT denying ‘nepotism’ charges (or in other words that he didn’t award the top prize to Sophia Coppola because they used to date). To be honest, this is all that is happening with this conspiracy; QT is denying it and no-one else involved with the jury or connected with the Venice Film Festival has commented on it. To be honest it s getting slightly boring now – it wi...

Package of Action-packed Thai films,at East Udine Far East film festival

It's interesting to know that a package of action-packed, 'Muay Thai' Thai boxing films are to screen at the East Udine Far East festival ( 24 April- 2 May). Among these are Ong Bak 2,the sequel to the film of the same title that pushed Tony Jaa to world-fame, as Thailand's own  Jackie Chaan/Bruce Lee.This is a pure action drama, with dialogues kept to the minimum,and Jaa proves he can do anything, anywhere- on land,air,even elephant-back! More thought-provoking, is 'Chocolate' which ...

A Festival Wife - at The Little Medici - Illustrated by Nesta Morgan

Scenario: The Dirty Deal and My Ex Wife… To Henry Dean the task is proving much more trouble than anticipated. On top of that, Henry has promised a shady group of financiers to place a story in Variety about their new film company - Mount Everest Limited – but can he persuade the reporter from Variety to write it? “A steady Mediterranean breeze kept the crowds indoors”… Café Reggio’s…Little Medici

Death Taxes...and chocolate to premiere at NYIIFVF

Holistic practitioner and former geologist turned award-winning screenwriter Dr. Andrea Levinson today announced that her first independent film "Death, Taxes... and Chocolate! will screen at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). The dark comedy feature will have its East Coast Premiere on Sunday September 21 at 6PM with a decadent reception to follow at Still NYC. The film has been very well received by critics and recently won multiple awards at the NYIIFVF ...

Death, Taxes… and Chocolate! will screen at the Los Angeles edition of the NYIIFVF

Holistic practitioner and former geologist turned screenwriter Dr. Andrea Levinson today announced that her first independent film “Death, Taxes… and Chocolate! will screen at the Los Angeles edition of the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). The dark comedy will play at the Laemmle Sunset 5 theater (8000 Sunset Blvd.) in Los Angeles on Saturday July 19, 2008 at 6PM. The film has been very well received by film critics and has already earned major nomination...

Stars Out Tonight For FLIFF Uncorked

Saturday, November 11---The stars will be out for tonight's FLIFF UNCORKED!! awards celebration, with tributes being given to producer/director Mel Stuart, actor Ernie Hudson and other celebrities. Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Mel Stuart on the set of WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Tributee Ernie Hudson Joe Pantoliano Connie Francis Michelle Phillips ...


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