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If a serial killer wrote poetry, how would it sound? If youaccidentally dialed a wrong number and got the following message, would youcall again?

Snow White And A Bad Trip

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Guests of 5th press conference of FEST 2010 were Polish film director  Xawery Zulawski and Jacek Samojlowicz the producer of film“ Snow White and Russian Red“ a charming little film based on a contemporary Polish novel, written by the 19 years old author Dorota Maslowska. The film receieved couple awards in Poland and was invited to be showed on Cannes Film Festival.  „It is hard to describe Polish society after the fall of communism, .I have tried to stay faithful to a book and youn...

Ben Kingsley and his latest film to open Seville

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His latest film, “Fifty Dead Men Walking”, will open the Festival with the first public screening SEFF ’09 will present Sir Ben Kingsley with the Honorary Giraldillo in recognition of his distinguished career and for his contribution to cinema. Ben Kingsley is one of the undoubted great names of the British stage and one of the most cultivated actors from the fertile, academic English school. He will be receiving the award in the edition which the Festival is dedicating to the United Kingd...

LAST DAY AT CARMIKE FOR AWARD WINNING ROMANTIC THRILLER

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Now playing at Carmike Cinemas through Saturday: Sexy new award winning Romantic Thriller, Say it in Russian, starring Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde) and Rade Sherbedgia (Shooter), and introducing Agata Gotova.  Andrew Lamont, a successful American divorce attorney, travels to Paris, where he's introduced to Daria Larina, a beautiful and enigmatic Russian girl.  Head over heels from virtually the minute he sees her, Andrew pursues Daria with intensity.  Charming and a bit relentless in his...

FEST09 Sons of Croatia

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When it comes to Balkan Film, political thriller is just a genre that would actually puzzle and attract lots of attention, if nothing then out of curiosity. This year International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade www.fest.rs definitely brought out more of great films of nowadays Croatian Cinematography. Croatian director Arsen Ostojić www.arsenantonostojic.com holds a BA in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and MFA in filmmaking from New York University and by now, has a...

FEST09 Sons of Croatia

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When it comes to Balkan Film, political thriller is just a genre that would actually puzzle and attract lots of attention, if nothing then out of curiosity. This year International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade www.fest.rs definitely brought out more of great films of nowadays Croatian Cinematography. Croatian director Arsen Ostojić www.arsenantonostojic.com holds a BA in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and MFA in filmmaking from New York University and by now, h...

Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival

Thriller! Chiller! is Michigan's premier film festival celebrating the genre movie. We screen the best in world cinema in the genres of sci-fi, action, suspense, and horror. We want to discover those filmmakers who are inspired to tell us a story. And we promise our audience a really good time. We didn't invent going to the movies, we just made going to the movies fun again. So send us your best shot. We're listening.

"Hidden Faces", a powerful condemnation of the custom of "Honor Killing"

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İn Turkey (and in Arab countries as well) there is an entrenched tribal custom according to which if a female commits adultery, broadly defined as any sexual acivity outside of marriage at any age, it is the duty of the males of the family to kill her in order to preserve the honor and good name of her family or clan. This tried and true age-old custom is known as "Töre" in Turkey but just plain "murder" in most civilized countries. Fortunately this primitive blood-curdling tradition is n...

Indelible Images: 2008 Tribeca Film Festival Wrap

 Sunday, May 4--------Although it is tempting, it is actually quite difficult to take a diverse event as the Tribeca Film Festival and tie its themes or influences into one neat bow. Film festivals are, after all, about diversity and multiplicity of voices. While the programmers of the event certainly have an overall picture of how the films interact with one another, oftentimes the influences are not that clearly on the surface, and only become revealed days after their initial, sometimes acci...

Indelible Images: 2008 Tribeca Film Festival Wrap

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Although it is tempting, it is actually quite difficult to take a diverse event as the Tribeca Film Festival and tie its themes or influences into one neat bow. Film festivals are, after all, about diversity and multiplicity of voices. While the programmers of the event certainly have an overall picture of how the films interact with one another, oftentimes the influences are not that clearly on the surface, and only become revealed days after their initial, sometimes accidental, pairing. There ...

The Pulp Cinema of Fritz Lang

 Wednesday, September 26---------Fritz Lang is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in the silent cinema of German Expressionism, with such films as DR. MABUSE and METROPOLIS often appearing on the Top Ten list of greatest films ever made. However, when he was forced to flee Nazi Germany because of his libertarian politics, Lang had a long, if bumpy, career in Hollywood, mostly making genre "b pictures". These films were regarded as the equivalent of "pulp fiction".......

ITN'S films for AFM

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Valley of Angels 100 min. Action. Starring: Danny Trejo West Los Angeles - home of the young, rich and hip. It is also home to twenty-five year old Zachary "Zeus" Andrews. Transplanted from Chicago as a kid, Zeus never fit into the hip LA culture. As a way to make a living in his undesirable world, Zeus peddles drugs to wealthy kids. He desperately seeks the path on which his destiny lies - that is until he meets a girl who seems to transcend the shallow culture they inhabit. She...

ITN'S films for AFM

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Valley of Angels 100 min. Action. Starring: Danny Trejo West Los Angeles - home of the young, rich and hip. It is also home to twenty-five year old Zachary "Zeus" Andrews. Transplanted from Chicago as a kid, Zeus never fit into the hip LA culture. As a way to make a living in his undesirable world, Zeus peddles drugs to wealthy kids. He desperately seeks the path on which his destiny lies - that is until he meets a girl who seems to transcend the shallow culture they inhabit. She gives...

Fathers & sons a potent theme among films from Toronto

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The complex, competitive and ultimately loving relationship between fathers and their sons has been the potent theme of a number of films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Perhaps it is only my own personal taste (after all, in a sea of over 350 films, one chooses to take the journeys that most resonate with one's own sensibilities), but the theme came up again and again in a group of very different films.The struggle for reconciliation between a demanding father and his reacti...

Russian Film Festival to launch in London end September

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The first Russian Film Festival in London will start on 27 September 2007 at the Apollo West End, Piccadilly Circus. It is organised by Academia Rossica, London, with support from the British Council, Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Embassy in London. It will be a high profile cultural event. Showcasing inspiring and provocative award-winning work from a host of internationally established young Russian filmmakers, it will provide a long-awaited opportunity for British audiences to v...

Final Days For New York Noir

 Friday, August 25------There are still a few days to catch the final  offerings in the NYC NOIR series that has been running at the Film Forum for the past few weeks. Dedicated to a depiction of New York as a place of grit, grays and ghosts, the series offers a tidy endgame of treats, a mix of classics and little known gems. With temperatures expected to hit the 90s in the final dog days of August, New York never looked quite so noir. But at least this NYC is air conditioned.REAR WINDOW (1954...

The Pink Lady

An elegant colonial mansion is the setting of this romantic period thriller.

The Pink Lady

"The Pink Lady", a romantic piece, and supernatural thriller.

Essential Cinema: The Lady Vanishes

Tuesday, October 10----If it had not been for the success of THE LADY VANISHES, David O. Selznick perhaps would not have imported its director, Alfred Hitchcock, to Hollywood. If Hitchcock did not have his astonishly long and prolific career in Hollywood, who knows what the landscape of film art would look like. Yes, he was (and is) that influential. Hitchcock was not only the most popular director in Hollywood history because of his films, although their continued shelf life remains an indus...

A Busy Weekend At The New York Film Festival

Scene from Almodovar's VOLVER As the New York Film Festival moves into its second weekend, a diverse and tantalizing plate of cinematic offerings is on tap, catered to every kind of viewer. The Festival has created a mix of hotly anticipated films, some unknown gems and new works from some cinematic masters, all of which have their initial premieres this weekend. Three filmmakers who have showcased their past work at the event are presenting their newest films this weekend. Veteran French dire...

Fantasy Filmfest German tour

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Fantasy Filmfest July 21 - August 18 via Sasha Soren/Arte Six Boom-sha-la-la-la, it's the magickal horror/fantasy tour. Starting out in Munich, and cutting a creepy swathe through Stuttgart, Cologne and Frankfurt, to a final weeklong blow-out in Berlin, the Fantasy Filmfest dishes everything from haute horreur to gore-n-splatter.The festival kicks off with black comedy/fantasy "Kontroll". The film centers on a group of ticket inspectors and a killer having a field day on the Budapest metro.Also ...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain opens the Berlinale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain opened the FestivalLove and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law were expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival Palast...but...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the Berlinale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the FestivalLove and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is to be the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law are expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival Pala...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the Berlminale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the Festival Love and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is to be the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law are expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival ...

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