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The Seattle Asian American Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

by Amanda Ong This year, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) celebrates its 10th anniversary with virtual features as well as in-person screenings at the Stonehouse Café and the Northwest Film Forum. For its second year online, SAAFF will offer more than 100 short and feature films, documentaries, animated …

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Epic Cycling, Rough Climbs and Elemental Suffering: The Banff Mountain Film Festival | adventure travel

Jhe last two years have been difficult at times for those who enjoy outdoor sports. Climbers with no rocks at their doorstep have damaged their elbows hanging from the doorframes. Riders have invested in indoor training machines. For many, getting out means running through nearby parks and rushing to hills …

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Gangubai Kathiawadi Releases First Reviews, Alia Bhatt Star Praised for ‘Storytelling Instinct’, ‘Excellent Casting’ | Bollywood

Alia Bhatt’s star Gangubai Kathiawadi is set to hit theaters on February 25. The film, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, received positive responses from critics and viewers in their reviews. The film is an adaptation of chapters from the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai by Hussain Zaidi and …

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Swiss films awarded at the Berlinale

Cyril Schäublin won the Best Director award in the ‘Encounters’ category for his film Unrueh (Troubles) at the 72nd Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin Keystone / Andreas Rentz / Pool Three Swiss films received special prizes at 72n/a Berlinale Film Festival in the German capital. This content was published on …

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A German film sheds light on the place of Turkish migrants in today’s Germany

BERLIN, Feb 13 (Reuters) – A film about a German-Turkish mother’s quest to free her son from Guantanamo prison raises questions about Germany’s attitude towards the millions of Turkish migrants who have taken up residence in the country, although many are not citizens. German director Andreas Dresen’s film, “Rabiye Kurnaz …

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Bouli Lanners: the Belgian filmmaker behind the new Scottish cinematic love story

Now he’s set to put the Outer Hebrides on the international cinema map with a new Scottish cinematic love story. Filmed three years ago on the Isle of Lewis, where its story is also set, Nobody Has To Know sees Lanners play Phil, a Belgian farmer with amnesia after suffering …

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Berlinale opening film explores #Metoo issues of power and control

BERLIN, Feb 10 (Reuters) – French director François Ozon’s ‘Peter von Kant’ – a film about a director’s possessive relationship with a young actor – explores the power directors have over actors: a question that resonates strongly in the #MeToo era, Ozon said. In the film, which premiered Thursday at …

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Looop Lapeta Movie Review: Just Watch Run Lola Run

Looop Lapeta – the new Netflix movie starring Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin – is proof that Bollywood can’t make a lean, mean high-concept B-movie. Rather than diving straight into the thick of it (and staying in its lane), the Hindi remake of Tom Tykwer’s 1998 Sundance Film Festival-winning …

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The film festival broadens its horizons with European cinema

A film festival this week gives Pittsburghers a taste of cinema across the pond, bringing a selection of European films to the Harris Theater. The Downtown Theater hosts EU Film Festival from January 28 to February 3. In-person screenings are available for $11 per ticket, with discounts available for students …

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“Everyone was panicking”: Navalny novichok’s film made in secret premiere at Sundance | Alexei Navalny

A documentary film about Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived an apparent novichok poisoning attempt, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The 90-minute film, simply titled Navalny, features flying footage of the Russian opposition leader, filmed during the several months he spent in Germany in late 2020 while recovering from poisoning. …

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Thandiwe Newton shines in tense Sundance drama – The Hollywood Reporter

The grief of a lonely woman leads us into God’s country, the slow-burning drama from Julian Higgins. Sharp, steady shots of snow-capped mountain terrain support us. And a brash, violent feud ensnares us, making it impossible to look away from this often exhilarating, if sometimes overcooked, film. Based on mystery …

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‘The Wasteland’ wins Norwegian Peace Film Award

TEHRAN — Iranian drama “The Wasteland” has won the Norwegian Peace Film Prize at the 32nd Tromso International Film Festival, organizers announced on Saturday evening. Directed by Ahmad Bahrami, the film follows an isolated brick factory producing bricks using an ancient method. Many families of different ethnicities work in the …

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A Human Position review – slow and lingering love story in a dreamy small town in Norway | Movie

“WWhat’s the best thing about Norway? asks the main character of this intriguing film from Norwegian screenwriter and director Anders Emblem. Her friend replies: “Mountains? A-ha? To which the original speaker responds that she was actually thinking more about things like the welfare state. It’s a quibbling, playful and thoughtful …

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FilmRise Obtains FAST Rights to Canadian Series “Kim’s Convenience”

“Kim’s Convenience” Stephanie Prange January 21, 2022 FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has acquired the ad-supported digital multi-territory linear rights (FAST) to the critically acclaimed Canadian comedy series “Kim’s Convenience” from the company. Canadian company Thunderbird Entertainment. The deal gives FilmRise exclusive FAST (free …

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German Films reveals its talent for the Face to Face campaign

German Films, an agency that promotes German cinema worldwide, has announced the talent that will be featured in its 7th annual Face to Face With German Films campaign. The high profile platform aims to bring international visibility to the wealth of groundbreaking talent working in film and television in Germany, …

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The book, film and art that made headlines in China in 2021

FFrom “Western aesthetics” to “revisionist stories”, Chinese politics and society in 2021 – just like in recent years – were opposed to certain ideas and representations. There is always another book on a “sensitive” subject like the Alliance of Eight Nations or a film featuring the United States that will …

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Sundance, Berlin fear Omicron but resist virtual (so far) – The Hollywood Reporter

On December 5, the cast of Netflix Do not seek converged on the Jazz at Lincoln Center stage for the film’s glitzy world premiere. With stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep, director Adam McKay recalled the night of March 11, 2020, when everything changed. “We were in Boston …

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Casting Shepard in Mass Effect TV Show

The adaptation of the Mass Effect series is reportedly in the works and will be released on Amazon Prime. Who are the actors who can play Commander Shepard? Mass EffectCommander Shepard is one of the toughest roles to play for any series to date. Since the release of the first …

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China unveils nominees for Golden Rooster Awards, to surprising Jibes

China has published the list of nominees for its next Golden Rooster Award, a set of government-approved film industry awards that it wants to be seen as rivaling the Taipei-based Gold Horse Award, historically considered the “Chinese Language Oscars”. The winning roosters will be announced at a film festival that …

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Is “A Quiet Place” a silent film? – Manila Bulletin

Liza Dino (ABS-CBN) I asked a naughty question that amused the members of the international panel. I wondered aloud if the seasoned silent film enthusiasts behind the 15th Manila International Silent Film Festival (ISFFM) could regard the popular films, “A Quiet Place” 1 and 2, as silent films. The lady …

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Akil Gulf German Film Festival returns this month

Cinema Akil has announced the return of the Gulf German Film Festival, which will begin on November 26. This is the second time that the independent cinema on Alserkal Avenue has teamed up with the German Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Goethe-Institut of the Gulf Region to present a …

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ISFFM 2021 brings the love of cinema to life – Manila bulletin

Silence still rumbles at 3 p.m.! Before all of the detailed dialogue, roaring sound effects and even 5D cinema that amplified our viewing experience, in the ‘silent years’ of 1910-1927, movies had only pictures and contained no sound. recorded synchronized. A silent film follows a format invented in 1860, but …

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Broken women, made whole on stage

HAMBURG, Germany – Anyone who has seen the 2020 film “Pieces of a Woman”, on Netflix or on the big screen, won’t soon forget its 22-minute single-take opening scene of a home birth. For those who haven’t seen Kornel Mundruczo’s film yet, I won’t give too much away by saying …

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Somali drama wins grand prize at Pan-African film festival

A host holds the Yennenga Gold Standard (Yennega Gold Standard) won by Somali director Ahmed Khadar during the closing ceremony of the Ouagadougou Pan-African Film and Television Festival (FESPACO) at the Palais des Sports from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on October 23, 2021 REUTERS / Anne Mimault OUAGADOUGOU, October 23 (Reuters) …

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10 best Noomi Rapace movies, according to IMDb

Born in Sweden, Noomi Rapace started her acting career at a young age, starring in numerous movies and TV shows in Sweden and Denmark. After her successful stint as Lisbeth Salander in the Millennium film series (The girl with the dragon tattoo, etc.) based on the books by Steig Larrson, …

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Choice of films: Japanese Film Festival, German Film Festival, Respect, Entertainment News and Top Stories

Japanese Film Festival 2021 This year’s edition of this film calendar staple will feature online question-and-answer sessions with seven filmmakers following screenings. A hybrid event, it will offer physical and online screenings. The sci-fi comedy Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes (PG, 71 minutes, a physical screening at Shaw Lido, October …

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The Sundance Reel

Sundance Film Festival Interviews on KPCW-2020 It’s Sundance time again! Park City’s favorite local radio station and NPR affiliate are once again at the heart of the action, excitement and filming at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 23 through February 2. Once again, our seasoned news team …

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Swiss-funded productions gain international visibility

Swiss productions and co-productions are on the increase, driven in part by federal and regional donors, which offer attractive opportunities for national and international filmmakers. Quickly recovering from the impact of the pandemic, the local film industry has had another strong year with local films and international co-productions. The Franco-Ukrainian-Swiss …

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“I’m Your Man” bet on the release of the platform, a strong word of mouth for the German international. entry to the Oscars; ‘Man In The Field’ Highlights Artist Jim Denevan – Specialty Sneak Peek

Bleecker Street I am your man opens on 12 screens in seven markets, expanding to 15 more next week in a rare platform release that builds strong word of mouth for the well-rated 94% Certified Fresh film which is the entry to the ‘Germany for the International Feature Films Race …

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Has Covid cost Australia its love for freedom?

SYDNEY, Australia – In the war against the Delta variant of the coronavirus, few to no democracies have demanded as much from their people as Australia. Amid the latest lockdowns, Sydney police handed hefty fines to three moms with strollers chatting in a park. Melbourne’s playgrounds were wrapped in police …

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Nuria Landete, Elamedia team for “In The Flesh” by Ainhoa ​​Menéndez (EXCLUSIVE)

Executive producer Nuria Landete and Spanish production-distribution company Elamedia are teaming up to co-produce Ainhoa ​​Menéndez’s feature debut, “In the Flesh”, a romantic drama with hints of terror. The project is being developed on the Spanish Incubator platform, a six-month producer mentoring initiative, which is part of The Screen Industry …

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Review: “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” is an ode to budding drag queens and kids struggling to fit in

“Everyone’s Talking About Jamie” – Max Harwood stars in EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Photo: Photo credit John Rogers Copyright © 2021 Monarchy Enterprises Sarl, Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Channel Four Television Corporation. All rights reserved. The result of the bouncy musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” seems practically predestined, but …

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Toronto unveils its first batch of selections

07/21/2021 – The new titles of Fabrice du Welz, Mélanie Laurent, Bent Hamer and Kenneth Branagh will be previewed in the Gala and Special Presentations sections of TIFF Inexorable by Fabrice du Welz the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced the first batch of films from its official selection, which …

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SF Jewish Film Fest returns, just as timely

The 41st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, which opens this week, looks back to the past to gain a better historical perspective on the present and quite possibly the future. This theme emerges in several of the program’s more than 50 feature films, a list dominated by narrative films inspired …

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Cannes Film Festival 2021: the list of winners

Vincent Lindon, Julia Ducournau and Agathe Rousselle pose with the Palme d’Or for “Titane”. (Photo … [+] credit: Andreas Rentz / Getty Images) Getty Images The 74th Cannes Film Festival wrapped up on the evening of July 17, 2021. Taking place two months later than usual, this year’s film festival …

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Four must-see LGBTIQ + film festivals in Europe

Much of Europe is very welcoming to LGBTIQ + tourists, with vibrant nightlife scenes and a plethora of cultural events geared towards the LGBTIQ + community. These not only include pride celebrations, but also tours, exhibitions and film festivals. So if you are an LGBTIQ + movie fan, here are …

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