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Tag Archives: Film Festival

A stirring tale of hope in ‘Angels’

Greengrass recreates Norway terror attack Life strives to grow, and flourish, amid catastrophic ruins in “Angels Are Made of Light”, James Longley’s stirring and gorgeous documentary about young students and teachers trying to maintain hope in Kabul. As with his prior “Iraq in Fragments,” the director offers a multitude of …

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Final Cut throws spotlight on African, Arab filmmakers

Syrian director to show human face of war in Venice film LOS ANGELES, Sept 1, (Agencies): Moroccan villagers doing battle with a rapacious mining company, armed only with poems and songs. Four aging Sudanese filmmakers looking to inspire a love of cinema in their countrymen. A celebrated South African poet …

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‘Man’, ‘Star’ kick off Venice Festival

Women directors slam ‘toxic masculinity’ of fest LOS ANGELES, Aug 29, (RTRS): With this year’s lineup, the Venice Int’l Film Festival has taken a quantum leap toward becoming a cinematic juggernaut, prevailing over Toronto and Telluride and giving Cannes cause for concern. Vis-a-vis Cannes, the clincher this year has been …

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Prestige movie wave from Netflix

6 Netflix films head to Venice fest The frustratingly long wait for Tamara Jenkins’ follow-up to her 2007 Oscar-nominated film, “The Savages”, seemed to finally be coming to end. She had spent two years on the script to “Private Life”, and secured Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti to star as …

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Qatar’s ‘Ajyal’ film festival shows 6 Kuwaiti short films

‘Made in Kuwait’ session sheds light on Kuwaiti cinematic vision DOHA, Dec 3, (KUNA): The Qatari ‘Ajyal’ Film Festival presented six short films by Kuwaiti directors in a special “Made in Kuwait” session to shine light on Kuwaiti cinematic visions. In a statement to KUNA on Sunday, film director at …

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Venice is turning up the heat on Telluride – Movies face scheduling headaches

LOS ANGELES, July 26, (RTRS): Forget about dirty Oscar campaigning. This year’s biggest awards season brawl is over which festival gets dibs on the next “La La Land.” When the Venice International Film Festival unveils its roster of titles on Thursday, expect many of the English-language offerings to be scheduled …

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First Kuwaiti Film Festival concludes

Winners in short, long docu film categories announced KUWAIT CITY, March 29: A panel of judges Tuesday announced the winners in the short and long documentary film categories at the concluding activities of the First Kuwait Film Festival held in Dasma Theater under the patronage of the acting State Minister …

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Film Festival bans ‘Tarweeka’ – Concert of Emirati singer cancelled

KUWAIT CITY, March 21: Despite the huge success of the documentary film titled “Tarweeka fi Beirut” (Breakfast in Beirut), which was directed by Kuwaiti director Farah Al-Hashim, at the 31st Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries, at the Lebanese Film Festival in Australia as well as in a film …

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Tribeca Film Fest rolls out red carpet – TFF carves out identity as next-gen new-media festival

NEW YORK, April 14, (Agencies): The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off fashionably with the premiere of Andrew Rossi’s “The First Monday in May”, a behind-the-scenes documentary about the mounting of an ambitious fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the museum’s annual star-studded Met Gala. The …

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Panama Int’l Film Festival kicks off with zest and ‘Viva’ – NYIFF selects ‘Dance’ as opening film

LOS ANGELES, April 9, (RTRS): A bevy of international producers, directors and actors walked the red carpet in front of Teatro Balboa, in Panama City’s atmospheric historic quarter, for the opening ceremony of the 5th Panama International Film Festival, with Paddy Breathnach’s Cuban-set “Viva” playing as the opening pic. The …

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