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New York, The 2010 New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival, still after 22 years under the outstanding stewardship of Richard Pena, has completed its 48th edition running from September 24 to October 10.  It has remained a most desirable platform for directors and the place … Continue reading

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New York Film Festival 2010 – Film Review: Certified Copy

     “Certified Copy” 106 MinutesDir: Abbas Kiarostami French and Italian with English Subtitles Starring: Juliette Binoche and William Shimmel Reviewed at the NY Film Festival 2010 Synopsis: This is the story of a meeting between one man and one woman, … Continue reading

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New York Film Festival 2010 – Film Review: Le Quattro Volte

    “Le Quattro Volte” 88 mins Dir: Michaelangelo Frammartino Italy/Germany/Switzerland Reviewed at the NY Film Festival 2010 “Ashes to ashes dust to dust.” The film starts with the visuals of ashes and ends with the creation of ashes (coal). Artistically … Continue reading

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The 2009 New York Film Festival

Presenting  28 feature and documentary productions the 47th edition  of the New York Film Festival running from September 25 through October 11, certainly retained its standing as the premier US showcase for the  international films and for presenting  the best … Continue reading

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Discovering The World Of Guru Dutt

With the continued  appeal of Bollywood and last year’s Oscar win by SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, the history of Indian cinema is en vogue. This year as part of its Masterworks section, the New York Film Festival is offering the first compete … Continue reading

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Checking The Pulse Of European Cinema

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 and France, the Festival finds that contemporary European cinema from … Continue reading

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The Return Of Todd Solondz

It’s been nearly five years since Todd Solondz, one of American independent cinema’s most respected (and controversial) auteurs, has been seen at a film festival. His last film PALINDROMES (2004) premiered at the Venice Film Festival but was roundly hissed by most … Continue reading

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Views From The Avant Garde At NYFF 2009

The New York Film Festival, which features the latest works from established masters, also is a vehicle for introducing curious audiences to more challenging work by new film artists. This weekend, the Festival is hosting its annual avant-garde showcase that … Continue reading

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HBO Films Directors Dialogues At NYFF

The New York Film Festival provides extraordinary access to some of world cinema’s most interesting film talents via the HBO Films Directors Dialogue Series. Among those who are participating (all of whom have films in the festival proper):

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Film In Focus: Lebanon

The horrors of war and the toll that it takes on both civilians and the soldiers themselves are film topics that, unfortunately, never go out of style. While it can be argued that audiences tend to stay away from such … Continue reading

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