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Grand Prix of the Americas went to Rajko Grlic’s Constitution (FFM 2016)

The Constitution (Ustav Republike Hrvatske), Croatia, Czech Republic, UK, Slovenia, Macedonia Directed by Rajko Grlic; written by Ante Tomic & Rajko Grlic; cast: Nebojsa Glogovac, Dejan Acimovic, Ksenija Marinkovic, Bozidar Smiljanic... The Story: Four characters (or rather three and a half, since the father of the protagonist is tied up to a deathbed with amputated legs, hardly able to speak) live in the same building, yet separated by different social status, political and ideological ...

Montreal World Film Festival 2015 Best Director Award - ex-aequo Georgi Balabanov & Mikko Kuparinen

    THE PETROV FILE (Bulgaria/Germany) directed by Georgi Balabanov (screenplay: Georgi Balabanov, Jean-Claude Carriere) A prominent stage actor makes his return after the fall of the communist regime. Soon after, he gets an offer to lead a new political party. Can art and politics be separated under the "new" regime?  Balabanov’s clever approach to his story and characters created a piece that immediately captures the viewer's attention, w...

LONDON ARCHIVE FILM FESTIVAL

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Due to screen on Friday, 4 May is 'Cinema Komunisto' (Mila Turajlic, 2010) a documentary exploring the history of Yugoslav cinema which won Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production at the archive footage industry's Focal Awards in 2011.  Using rare footage from dozens of forgotten Yugoslav films, as well as never-seen-before archive from film sets and Tito's private screenings, the documentary recreates the narrative of a country, the stories told on screen and the ones hidden behind it.   M...

LONDON ARCHIVE FILM FESTIVAL

THE LONDON ARCHIVE FILM FESTIVAL 3-5 MAY 2012 THE LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM CINEMA  THE PIAZZA, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON WC2E 7BB The London Archive Film Festival aims to showcase international archive-based documentary and short productions, some of which never get a showing in the UK.  Most films screened at the Festival will be accompanied by a question and answer session with the dir

European film festival in Miami, May 3-10,2012

[About The Festival]

The European Film Festival [in Miami] has a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals. For the last 6 years, thousands of film enthusiasts and industry professionals from all over the world meet in Miami and transform the city into an international capital of auteur cinema. The weeklong festival has become an important meeting point for the European film industry to share their thirst for new discoveries and passion for cinema.

Red Chemistry Inc, a non-profit organization incorporated in Florida with a mission to promote the art of filmmaking in South Florida and around the world, was created by Isabelle Lambert in 2006. Since then, the Festival has brought more than 150 films in 12 languages from all over Europe. Cultural, institutional and corporate partners have supported this event to promote European film industry for the last five years.

In 2012, the European Film Festival in Miami will offer about 45 screenings - taking place at Miami’s busiest film locations. Locations such as the newly renovated Miami Beach Cinematheque, Cinema O, The Gusman Theater, Miami Beach Colony Theater and the brand new Coral Gables Art Cinema.

Located at the crossroads of a multi-cultural audience and thanks to the Eurocinema V.O.D release, the festival has become a unique launch platform for new films from Europe. In order to reinforce its position as a major film festival, prestigious opening and parties will take place during the course of the festival. Filmmakers, actors and producer who come to Miami for the premiere of their films will have a unique opportunity to interact with cultural personalities, celebrities, and carefully selected guests during various evening events. Media coverage and public relations will be handled by the well-established Tara Ink agency.

To help promote Miami´s up and coming talents, the Festival will organize a Short Film Competition where local film students will present their work. In addition, an international jury will select the best feature films among all the films screened during the Festival. The winner will receive a prize during the closing night ceremony.

The European Film Festival is going to reach new heights and aim at becoming the first event to connect South Florida with today´s best talents in the European film industry.

 

NAKED LADY

Director: CIGDEM SERCE.
Logline: A young Turkish woman needs to choose what is best for her heart, her family, culture and future. Short Synopsis Elif struggles with love, independence and her parent’s cultural expectations when faced with the choice - follow the path of a Turkish woman and face the trials and tribulations that her traditions dictate; or break free and find her own voice, risking alienation. Long Synopsis A young Turkish woman Elif, lives with her parents in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She has been engaged to an Australian man for some time, having fought to convince her parents to accept this choice. Despite her independence of mind and spirit, her family’s cultural expectations dictate that she cannot leave home until after she is married. It is an environment where men are expected to make decisions for woman, first the father, then the husband. But now, as she lives a modern working life, Elif has doubts about her fiancé. She doubts his honesty and fidelity, yet her family and relatives expect them to be married, and her father is angry and humiliated that this is taking so long. Elif finds space and solace in the garden. She treasures her lilies as friends, and tends them as soon as she wakes. Her mother and grandmother have also tended the lilies, especially the dramatic and resilient Naked Lady lily.

European Directors In TIFF Spotlight

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 Manoel De Oliveira (Portugal) The Toronto International Film Festival has always had a love affair with European cinema and this year, in its 35th anniversary year, is no different. Nearly half of the films presented here this week are European or have European co-production partners. The European Film Promotion organization is assisting nearly 50 European sales companies with their presence here in order to assist the films in finding North American distribution here. More in ...

European Films Dominate Montreal Competition

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  The 34th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival kicked off its celebrations last evening with a world premiere screening of local director Louis Belanger's ROUTE 132. Films from across the European continent dominate the Festival's main competition section....all in contention for Grand Prix des Ameriques, the Festival's highest honor. France is the country with the most films in the section, not surprising considering the Festival's love of French cinema and cinema stars. Lea...

Mid-Summer Report: European Films On North American Screens

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The summer film season in North America is usually filled with a mix of Hollywood big budget special-effects epics or low-brow buddy comedies. Despite the impressive box office take of such SFX films as INCEPTION and SALT (and the latest in the vampires-are-people-too franchise THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE), this summer has also been marked by various big budget duds like the Tom Cruise-actioner KNIGHT AND DAY, the M. Night Shymalan mystical mess THE LAST AIRBENDER and the Nicolas Cage-tr...

European Films In Competition at FESTROIA

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   SUBMARINO (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark) Twelve of the best European films produced during the last year are competing for the main award of the 26th edition of FESTROIA. The prestigious Gold Dolphin will be determined by an international jury and announced on the final night of the Festival on June 12. The film directors of the above films are a mix of newcomers to Portugal, as well as directors long admired here. Amongst the returnees are the Danish director Thomas Vinterbe...

European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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 Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, Germany)    This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York.   The na...

European Docs Shine At Sundance

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In a somewhat strange convergence, European documentaries were the overall winners in all categories at the Sundance Film Festival, which announced its awards Saturday evening. While this is certainly a boon for European non-fiction makers, the European dramatic films in the World Cinema competition were uniformly snubbed. . However, there was much love for European docs, which is certainly something to celebrate. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary section...

Market Wrap Up For European Cinema

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  With 2009 coming to a close, which represented a challenge to the specialty distribution market in North America (and everywhere else), French cinema was the sole bright light in what has become a shrinking market for European quality film. While there were some celebrated films from Germany (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Spain (Broken Embraces), Italy (Gomorrah) and the UK (Bright Star, Hunger), their overall box office performances were considered very modest. The BBC co-prod...

Eurasia Competition at Tallinn FF

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  ENTER THE VOID (Gaspar Noe, France)  The main event here at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which is entering its final weekend, is the Eurasia International Competition, a mix of 21 films hailing from Europe and Asia. The films on view have been acclaimed at other film festivals on the circuit and are making their Eastern European or Baltic Premieres at the event. As a whole, this is an astonishing survey of current trends in world cinema. European titles ...

European Cinema Shines At FLIFF

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  Penelope Cruz in BROKEN EMBRACES (Spain)  European cinema has always had a strong presence at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. This year is no exception as FLIFF showcases a strong collection of films from a mix of emerging and established European film talents.   Most of the European films are situated in the World Cinema section, which is not exclusively but overwhelmingly dominated by European titles. AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, UK direct...

Checking The Pulse of European Cinema

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  Penelope Cruz in BROKEN EMBRACES (Spain)  The New York Film Festival, which enters its final weekend today, has presented a program with a large emphasis on European cinema. With a strong showing of films from Portugal (http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/filmnewyork/a_peek_at_portugese_cinema_at_nyff) and France (http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/filmnewyork/the_french_invasion_of_new_york), the Festival finds that contemporary European cinema from other nations not only has...

FESTROIA Debut Directors

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  STRENGTH AND HONOUR (Ireland)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor  One of the three prestigious film competitions at FESTROIA, the Portugese festival which is nearing its mid-point, is the Primerias Obras/First Works section. This has always been a program that has attracted interested from the attending industry and public, because it points to stellar talents at the beginning of their careers. Of the eleven films in competition, ten are from Europe and ...

European Films Dominate FESTROIA Competition

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  MAMMOTH (Michelle Williams and Gael Garcia Bernal) by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The Golden Dolphin Competition at the 25th edition of FESTROIA, the oldest and most prestigious film event in Portugal, is reserved for films from countries whose yearly output does not exceed 30 films. That gives worthy films from somewhat smaller film industries a chance to shine and not be overshadowed by films from larger film-producing countries. Smaller is definitely mor...

Ulrich Seidl At New York's Anthology Film Archives

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, North American Editor Not nearly as well known as his countryman Michael Haneke, the Austrian film director Ulrich Seidl has his own individual signature as a chronicler of human truth. His films are, in turns, disturbing and paradoxical, difficult and dispassionate and not easy to classify. Mixing documentary realism with a kind of poetic neo-realism, the director mainly uses non-professional actors to give his film essays an essential core of...

Sirenata

Director: Maya Puig.
Sirenata tells the story of a mermaid who, fascinated by the human world, falls in love with a street musician and his melancholic music. When her deepest wish to become part of his world becomes reality, her quest to find him begins. When they finally meet, everything falls into place but with only a few hours together, she finds that ultimately she must choose between her world and his.

European Film Talents Shine At San Francisco Film Festival

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 TROUBLED WATER  At mid point of the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, the oldest in North America, films from European directors have been making the most impact. With its cosmopolitan air and its distinctive European ex-pat communities, San Francisco is not only a destination for European artists but also a place to sample the best of the new European cinema. Most of the European films on display are congregated in the World Cinema section. ...

Trio of European Films In Tribeca Spotlight

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The Tribeca Film Festival, which begins tomorrow evening with the world premiere of the newest film from New York iconic director Woody Allen, has a strong lineup of European films in its streamlined program of 85 feature films this year. The Spotlight section of the Festival includes a trio of European titles that have won awards at other events or are from established directors/stars with a strong following in the New York film community.   Among the European films ma...

The New European Auteurs At NDNF

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UNMADE UNMADE BEDS (United Kingdom)  Wednesday, 2 April----New Directors New Films, an annual rite of spring in New York film circles, provides the armchair traveler with a delicious and intoxicating journey through world cinema. While the series is certainly international in scope, new films from Europe provide the cream in the coffee for ambitious filmgoers. This year, new European auteur directors are making a strong impression on New York film critics and industry reps. The ...

Strong European Focus At Miami Film Festival

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  Tuesday, March 10------The World Competition section of the Miami International Film Festival, one of the three important competitions of the event, showcases the latest works from up-and-coming film auteurs from around the world. This year, the program has a strong European focus, with many of the films making their U.S. premieres at the event.   France has the biggest presence, with two films representing the best of new Gallic cinema. I WANT TO SEE (Je Veux Voir) is a Frenc...

America's Summer European Hits

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Coming Attractions Editor While it is never simple to release a foreign language film in a market dominated by Hollywood, a few European films have managed to become critical and public hits as America moves into its final days of summer before next weekend’s Labor Day. While such films as The Dark Night, Iron Man and the latest installment of the Indiana Jones series have dominated both domestic and international box office, a certain late summer has emerged among s...
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