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Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 Collection

By Maria Esteves – September 14, 2012 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) Spring 2013 Runway Show commenced Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Theatre in Lincoln Center. DVF’s Palazzo vibrant colors for Spring 2013 included graphic petals black silk jersey embellished dress and jumpsuit, crepe and chiffon gowns in blood orange and bright kiwi, nude silk embellished dress, firework crepe jacket and pant, white linen top and pant, jade crepe top with pin...

Rotterdam’s Signals to include Changing Channels and tribute to Kira Muratova

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) adds two programs to Signals, its section of thematic and topical programs. The festival honours Kira Muratova  with a full retrospective of her features and short films. The second addition to Signals is ‘Changing Channels’, a program about episodic storytelling featuring new television work and web-based series directed by filmmakers. The full program of IFFR 2013 will be available on by Thursday 17 Jan...

53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival Awards

 The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:   Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece     THE AWARDS     Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander ...

To The Wonder, Olga Kurylenko. Venice Film Festival. Sketch by Nesta.

To The Wonder, Olga Kurylenko. Sketch by Nesta 2/09/12 Venice.

The good, the bad and the ugly

Day 2 of DIFF was a day of extremes. It was wonderful to see all the film fans studying their guides - some of the guides visibly well-read. I watched three films today and they are very diverse. Chicken with plums (Poulet aux prunes) premiered at Venice. It is a beautiful love story of a musician, played by Mathieu Amalric of The Diving Belle and the butterfly fame, who can't get over the loss of his violin and he decides to rather die. It sounds like a depressing film but it is in...

TFF 2012 Tribeca Talks New Filmmakers on Film Panel Coverage

By Maria Esteves – June 25, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) New Filmmakers on Film Panel Discussion sponsored by Panavision was held at the SVA Theatre, New York, Friday, April 27, 2:30 PM. Moderated by manager of New Filmmakers program Mike Dallatorre, Panavision, with a panel of industry experts and filmmakers were U.S. account manager entertainment imaging, Bob Mastronardi, Kodak; director Peter Brogna, Corporate Monster; TFF2012 Best Cinematography Award w...

AMFAR 2012

Actress Kirsten Dunst appears at AMFAR 2012    photo by Vanessa McMahon 

AMFAR 2012

Actress Kirsten Dunst appears at AMFAR 2012

Eran Kolirin: “My filmis permeated by a sense of insecurity”

Let’s start with your character, Oded, who at one point began to question his everyday life... One of the things I love the most about cinema is that sometimes the most mundane things, if you stare at them long enough, start to look unusual. If we look deep enough at a regular chair, for example, at some point it startsto seem like something completely unknown... If we start gazing at things, in a moment we begin to ask questions: “What is a car?” – “A big box with four...

The Jury Un Certain Regard 2012

Alongside the films in Competition, the Official Selection Un Certain Regard also welcomes its own Jury which will announce his awards during a ceremony on stage at the Debussy Theater, on Saturday, May,26.The Jury, presided over by British actor and director Tim Roth, is composed of five personalities of cinema. They will have to choose among the twenty films in Un Certain Regard Selection.   Tim Roth (actor and director), President of the Jury Leïla Bekhti (actress) Tonie Marshall...

Gyllenhaal's Grassroots Picked up as Closing Night Film for the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival

Stephen Gyllenhaal's independent feature film, Grassroots, produced by MRB Productions, who also represents Gyllenhaal for commercials, has just been selected as the Closing Night Film for the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival, on June 10.   Based on a true story, Grassroots stars Jason Biggs (American Pie), Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under"), Cedric The Entertainer (Barbershop), and Cobie Smulders (The Avengers).   Set in Seattle, Grassroot...

Spider Spider

A little more about Serbian Short Film production and Serbian filmmaker Marko Kostić and about his promising career and interesting ideas you can read in this interview. Marko Kostić directed short film Mašinica (The Gadget), a little  film that Belgrade film lovers had the chance to see on the last Documentary and Short Film Festival in Belgrade.     - What is the advantage of the short film in Serbia and general? Distribution options are limited to short film festi...

Four Suns to Open goEast

Director Bohdan Sláma and producer Pavel Strnad will present their film Four Suns (Čtyři slunce) as the opening film of the prestigious 12th goEast international film festival in Wiesbaden, Germany. Four Suns will contend for the title of Best Film and €10,000 in the main competition. The goEast festival, which focuses on the cinematography of Central and Eastern Europe, begins tomorrow (April 18) and will screen five Czech films in its competition and non-competition sections. Among the fe...

Michel Hazanavicius and Bérénice Bejo

Michel Hazanavicius and Bérénice Bejo at SBIFF walking the red carpet on the way to The Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara.   photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Diagonale 2012 | Spotlight Feature: Ferry Radax

A highlight of this year’s festival will be a tribute to filmmaker Ferry Radax in association with Radio Ö1. Radax, who in 2012 celebrates his 80th birthday, is one of the most internationally renowned exponents of the Austrian avant-garde, with films such as Sonne halt! (1958–62)and his portrait of Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard – Drei Tage (1970). His films feature collage and montage techniques that distill the visual narrative down to the bare essentials, thereby purposefully subvert...

BCBG MAX AZRIA Fall 2012 Runway Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York

By Maria Esteves – February 10, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York BCBG MAX AZRIA Fall/Winter 2012 Runway Show commenced Thursday, February 9, 2012, at the Theatre in Lincoln Center, New York. Founder/designer Max Azria artful and chic collection of Bauhaus style geometric abstraction composed of silks, chiffons, crepe de chine included canvas/leather trench coats, wool/leather jackets, jumpsuits, gowns, and dresses in navy, rust, black, cream, paprika, teal, camel, and macchiato colo...

Six International Guests at 2012 Cartagena International Film Festival

   Isabella Rossellini, Claire Denis, Hector Babenco, Gael Garcia, Jorge Perugorria and Rodrigo Santoro to attend 52nd FICCI The 52nd Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) scheduled from February 23-29 welcomes famed Italian/American actor, director, writer and producer Isabella Rossellini. A tribute to Ms. Rossellini will feature several of her best known films including Blue Velvet, Fearless and The Saddest Music in the World. In addition, special guest French director Claire...

'Francisco Manso: Films must spotlight respect for life & human rights to foster understanding & empathy

"Respect for life and human rights are  very important and I make movies addressing these issues because it is important for people as well as governments, not to repeat the errors of the past." Thus spake Francisco Manso, director of ‘The Consul of Bordeaux’ the 42nd IFFI's opening film which played to full houses at repeat screenings. Addressing  a crowded media meet at the Maquinez Palace on his birthday (the Lisbon born director turned 62 on November 28)  Man...

Cinergia 2011 jury members voting for best European debut and the Munk competition

JURY COMPETITION FOR THE BEST EUROPEAN DEBUT headed by Krzysztof Zanussi       Krzysztof Zanussi - jury president. He was born in Warsaw in 1939. In 1960 he started studying the film direction at the Lodz Film School. Since 1966 he has directed many documentaries, features for cinema and TV, in Poland and abroad. He is also stage and opera director. From 1974 to 1981 vice-chairman of the Polish Filmmakers Association. From 1979 chief manager and director of Tor Film Stu...

2011 Austrian Filmfestival Two Moods

Films of 3rd editon 2011 2011-11-20 Vienna Sunday Morning Fever (A 2009. 2 min) by Juan Carlos Recalde Alma and the iPhone (A 2011, 1 min) by Julia Frick Der Sensenmann (A 2002, 16 min) by Kawo Reland End of a  love story (A 2011, 1 min) by Julia Frick Liebst du mich? (A 2010. 3 min) by Dietmar Zahn & Martin Schmid Rückfall ausgeschlossen (A 2011. 7 min) by Arne Nostitz-Rieneck Alma and the Voice Mail (A 2011, 1 min) by Julia Frick Sommerreigen (A 2007. 27 min) b...

The Napoli Film Festival 2011 is ready to roll

Napoli Film Festival 2011 will be held from 13th to October 18th, 2011 in the site of Castel Sant 'Elmo. The Napoli Film Festival, organized by Napolicinema in collaboration with the Superintendence for the PSAE and the Museums of Naples, is now in its thirteenth edition and returns with six intense days of cinema for movie fans, with evenings devoted to an auditorium withIncontri Ravvicinati with the great protagonists of the film. The retrospective of 2011 will be dedicated to A...

BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2012 Collection, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York

By Maria Esteves - September 8, 2011 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2012 Runway Show commenced Thursday, September 8, 2011, at the Theatre in Lincoln Center, New York. World renowned celebrity designer Max Azria glamorous Spring 2012 collection of pleated and georgette gowns, dresses, and one-shoulder dresses reflected urban chic in neutral accents, prints, and embroideries. MBFW/SPRING 2012 BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2012 Collection: designer Max Azria ...

A DANGEROUS METHOD at 68th Venice Film Festival

   A DANGEROUS METHOD (2011) stars Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Vincent Cassel and was filmed in multiple locations including Vienna, Zürich, Konstanz, Cologne and Berlin. The film takes place during World War I and focuses on the well known historical conflict between two of some of the greatest thinkers of modern science- Sigmund Freud and Carl G. Jung. In the film, their main subject of conflict rests on a woman, Sabina Spielrein (played by Keira Knightle...

PLEASURE the scary horror english movie by Babu Kishan

'PLEASURE' AEnglish Scary Horror Movie by Babu Kishan An anguished college girl Christina, deals with the recent loss of her mother whilst being slowly possessed by her craving spirit, causing Christina to give into her most carnal desires. The recent death of her mother has put Christina into a bad state, even the consolation of her best friend Allison doesn’t seem to help. To make matters worse, since her mother died Christina finds she...