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[Editor's note: I've asked our team of world film correspondents to dish out their top 5 films of the year from their respective countries. Here's Mario Balarezo del Caz's take on the Best in Spanish Cinema in 2010.] Like in any given year, it's always a difficult task to come up with a Top 5 films, but among the Spanish films that were rolled out domestically I won't be including such items as "Biutiful" or “Balada Triste de Trompeta”, mainly because even if those have gathered some recognition internationally, in my opinion, these were flawed and irregular works from their respective directors. While Alejandro González Iñárritu's drama's only saving grace might be Javier Bardem´s acting, the rest of the film suffers from a jaded structure that seems only the skilled hands of Guillermo Arriaga could have made effective and the same goes for Álex de la Iglesia's film where majestic sequences are overtly ridiculous at times, I saw it as a bad mismatch blending of the genres. Here are my top 5 of the year. #5. HéroesA quality guilty pleasure. An homage to the teen American films of »
Norman Foster and Margaret Atwood are to star in a collaboration between two of Edinburgh's largest festivals as part of a new initiative to expand the reach and audience of the city's international book festival.
In a joint project with the Edinburgh film festival this August – the first on this scale attempted by two of the city's 12 annual festivals – Foster and Atwood will be amongst a number of prominent guests exploring the different techniques film-makers and writers use for biographies.
The events will be staged at the Filmhouse cinema complex, where this year's film festival is now taking place, as part of plans by the new director of the city's international book festival, Nick Barley, to develop an event based for nearly 30 years in a "tented city" in the gardens of Charlotte Square in the city's Georgian New Town. »
- Severin Carrell
Andrew Graham-Dixon previews Rude Britannia, Tate Britain's new exhibition looking at the tradition of British satirical cartoons. Mark Kermode meets Kidulthood star Noel Clarke to discuss his latest film 184.108.40.206. Tom Dyckhoff explores the impact of good design on people's health, checking into Norman Foster's new Circle Hospital in Bath and the new children's wing of St Thomas' in London. And Miranda Sawyer joins an all-male book group in Bolton to find out what they think of this year's shortlist for the all-female Orange prize for fiction. Rv
The Book Show At Hay
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The nightly Book Show Hay catch-up continues. Mariella has the usual mix of guests, though they tend to be heavyweights from the bestseller lists, including Alexander McCall Smith and Louis de Bernières, »
- Richard Vine, Will Dean, Jonathan Wright, Martin Skegg
Cologne, Germany -- To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Berlin International Film Festival is hosting a panel discussion on the future of the movie house with speakers including British star architect Sir Norman Foster, French producer/distributor Marin Karmitz and Dutch designer and trend forecaster Li Edelkoort.
Called the Berlinale Keynotes, the panel will also include Austrian architect Wolf D. Prix, experimental filmmaker Heinz Emigholz and architecture critic Deyan Sudjic. They will discuss all aspects of the movie theater, from its architecture to its social function.
The 2010 Berlinale Keynotes will be held on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 2-6 pm at the Neue Nationalgalerie. The 60th Berlinale runs Feb. 11-21. »
- By Scott Roxborough
4 items from 2010
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