In quake film, Mexican actor Bichir sees broken politics
Sep25

In quake film, Mexican actor Bichir sees broken politics

In his latest film, Mexican actor Demian Bichir plays a man trapped in the rubble after a major earthquake, an ordeal he sees as a symbol of his country’s political mess. Ahead of Friday’s premiere of “7:19” in Mexico, Bichir listed his country’s ills in an interview with AFP, from corruption to a disappointing economy and the much-maligned visit of the US “clown” Donald Trump. The film...

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Hollywood star Steven Seagal to visit film festival in Russia’s Far East
Sep14

Hollywood star Steven Seagal to visit film festival in Russia’s Far East

Hollywood actor Steven Seagal will visit the “Edge of the World” film festival on the Russia’s Far Eastern island of Sakhalin, a source in the regional ministry of culture and archives told TASS on Tuesday. “He will arrive in Sakhalin tomorrow and will undoubtedly meet with locals,” the source said. The sixth “Edge of the World” Sakhalin Film Festival opened on September 9. In the recent years it...

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Colombian Film Obtains Highest Number of Platinum Awards
Jul27

Colombian Film Obtains Highest Number of Platinum Awards

The Colombian film ”El abrazo de la serpiente” (”The embrace of the snake”) won seven Platinum Awards on Monday, including for the best Ibero-American fiction film, at the gala held at the Convention Center in this city. The Argentinian-Venezuelan co-production, directed by Colombian Ciro Guerra, received awards in the categories of Director, Original Music, Film Editing, Photography, Sound and Art Direction....

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Long Way North review: a beautiful coming-of-age animated adventure
Jul23

Long Way North review: a beautiful coming-of-age animated adventure

Strong characterisation and bold, stylised animation mark out this debut feature by Tomm Moore alumnus Rémi Chayé Long Way North is a beautiful, animated adventure in which a 15-year-old Russian girl runs away from home and journeys to the North Pole so that she might find her grandfather’s ship and save her family’s honour. It’s 1882 and Sasha ought to be enjoying her first ball. Instead, the occasion causes a clash with the Tsar’s...

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Death Of A Humanist Filmmaker: Kiarostami And The Culture Of Peace
Jul12

Death Of A Humanist Filmmaker: Kiarostami And The Culture Of Peace

The death of renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has jolted the world of cinema mourning the loss of a genius who epitomized Albert Schweitzer’s philosophy of reverence for life. Although it is unclear if Kiarostami was familiar with the works of Schweitzer, nonetheless there is a great deal of natural affinity between them, worthy of reflection. It may be apt to say that what Schweitzer achieved in ethical philosophy has been...

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