Monthly Archives: May 2012

Reality Show Dreams

While there remain strong differences in the world, a common theme in these economically challenging times is the dream of simple people who, stuck in their difficult circumstances, dream of a way out. And yet, if you have no discernible … Continue reading

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Cannes’ Wildest Experiment

HOLY MOTORS, the latest film fantasmagoria from French director Leos Carax, was probably one of the strangest and most divisive films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. A true love-it-or-hate-it art film, the wildly experimental film drew scattered boos but … Continue reading

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NY Indian FF Awards

After five days of red carpet screenings, industry panels, and networking parties, the 12th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) ended on a high note Sunday night with the world premiere of Anurag Kashyap’s GANGS OF WASSEYPUR, which just … Continue reading

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The Talents Of An Austrian Auteur

With his win this past weekend of a second Palme d’Or in less than 3 years, director Michael Haneke has assuredly climbed into the pantheon of great directors. Not that this prolific auteur has not been hailed for many seasons … Continue reading

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2012 Cannes FF Winners

AMOUR, a quiet and emotionally devastating story of the bonds of love in a long term marriage and the precariousness of that emotion in the relationships with children, was the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film … Continue reading

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Mexico-Set Drama Wins Top Prize At Cannes Critics Week

ACQUI Y ALLA, a US/Spanish co-production set in Mexico, took top honors at the International Critics Week, the oldest parallel section at the Cannes Film Festival. The film by director Antonio Mendez Esparza was given the prize by the French … Continue reading

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Student Films Win Top Honors At Cinefondation

Student films from Russia, Cuba and New York’s New York University have won the major prizes in the 15th Cinefondation section at the Cannes Film Festival. DOROGA NA (The Road To), a Russian film from Taisia Igumentseva of the VGIK … Continue reading

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FIPRESCI Awards Critic Prizes At Cannes

FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, has given its top Cannes prizes to Russian director Sergei Loznitsa’s IN THE FOG, American indie Benh Zeitlin’s Sundance sensation BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and the French film RENGAINE (Hold Back) from … Continue reading

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Top Prize Winner At Cannes Directors Fortnight

The prestigious Directors Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, which has introduced myriad film talents over the past two decades, chose the Chilean director Pablo Larrian for his political drama NO as the best film of the section this … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Moonrise Kingdom”

Director Wes Andersen is known for his quirky, idiosyncratic- perfectly designed films and “Moonrise Kingdom” is no exception to his signature style. Continue reading

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