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The Film Society of Lincoln Center today announced the lineup for Explorations, a new section featuring bold selections from the vanguard of contemporary cinema, and Main Slate shorts for the 54th New York Film Festival.
Explorations is devoted to work from around the world, from filmmakers across the spectrum of experience and artistic sensibility. It kicks off with six features, including Albert Serra’s latest, “The Death of Louis Xiv,” featuring a tour de force performance by French cinema legend Jean-Pierre Léaud; Douglas Gordon’s portrait of avant-garde icon Jonas Mekas, “I Had Nowhere to Go”; João Pedro Rodrigues’s “The Ornithologist”, which won him the Best Director prize at Locarno; as well as Natalia Almada’s “Everything Else”, Gastón Solnicki’s “Kékszakállú,” and Oliver Laxe’s “Mimosas.”
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- Vikram Murthi
Acosta will play the role of Mia, a “young and beautiful” hedonist and ad executive who is too busy realize her life is beginning to crumble. The film will also star Adriana Barraza (“Babel”) as Mia’s mother and Liz Torres (“Gilmore Girls”) as Mia’s grandmother.
The plot of the film follows Mia to Cuba after she loses her job to visit her grandmother (Torres). As she remains in Cuba, Mia reconnects with her culture and begins to reevaluate her life away from L.A.
“Lost & Found en Cuba” will mark Don’s first full length film. Don, who has received numerous accolades for her short film “Suits, “wrote the script with Jerry Rodman. The multi-generational film will be executive produced by Mark D. Cone, Joan H. Jones, »
- Arya Roshanian
Most filmmakers spend the duration of a career emphasizing one walk of life over the infinite others, but occasionally there is an artist who seeks the truth through universality: the common thread that unifies a Mexican intersection, a Moroccan village, or an American theatre into a snapshot of what it truly means to be alive. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu is one such artist, pursuing the crevices of the human soul for nearly twenty years, and doggedly striving to capture fear, hope, and mortality on the silver screen. Some label it pessimistic cinema, but in the words of Iñárritu idol Oscar Wilde, “A pessimist is nothing but a well informed optimist.”
Starting his own production company in the 1990s, the Mexico City native would spend much of the decade churning out advertisements and short films – many of which, including Detras del Dinero (1995) and El Timbre (1996), provided glimpses of the director’s penchant for humanized drama. »
- Danilo Castro
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