6 items from 2015
Madrid – In what may be highlights of a now firmly established industry meet, Alvaro Brechner’s “Memorias del calabozo,” Israel Adrián Caetano’s “Beneath This Burning Sun” and Gerardo Tort’s “The Broken Years” will be pitched at San Sebastián’s upcoming Europe-Latin American Co-production Forum, along with Carlos Ameglio’s “Kiken” and Marite Ugas’ “Contactado.”
Now in its fourth edition, the Forum is a fest fixture. Indeed, running parallel to San Sebastian’s Films in Progress over Sept. 21-23, it forms San Sebastian’s industry backbone, attracting a large third-party presence. A Focus on Canada, for instance, will run alongside the Forum, facilitating contacts between the Latin American, Spanish and Canadian producers in San Sebastian.
Three factors mark something of a departure at the Forum, however. As San Sebastian drives to shore up its world premiere credentials, it is insisting evermore that Forum projects are first looks: 11 of the »
- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos
Projects selected from across South America and Europe.
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San Sebastian’s Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum (Sept 21-23) has revealed the 15 projects selected from 173 submissions.
The majority of titles, spanning 17 countries, have yet to be seen at international co-production gatherings
Furthermore, in the framework of the Festival’s collaboration with the Ibermedia Programme, one project, selected at the Workshop to develop film projects from Central America and the Caribbean, will participate in the Co-production Forum, not in competition - Patricia Ramos’s El sueco.
Projects presented at previous editions of the Forum have been selected for a major festivals including Carlos Moreno’s Que Viva la Música!, which played at Sundance in January; David Pablos’s Las Elegidas, which screened »
Lincoln Center’s keenly anticipated “Art of the Real” series on boundary-pushing contemporary documentaries kicks off tonight with a shorts program which includes a new short film by Eduardo Williams. To whet your appetite, I highly recommend watching his remarkable 2011 short Could See a Puma, which appears to be his second film. I couldn’t possibly improve on the IMDb synopsis: “The accident leads a group of young boys from the high roofs of their neighborhood, passing through its destruction, to the deepest of the earth.” This is bold, formally adventurous filmmaking that really seems to be something new — if […] »
- Vadim Rizov
The second edition of Art of the Real opens tomorrow at New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center with the premieres of new short films by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata, Eduardo Williams and Matt Porterfield, all of whom will be present for a Q&A. Closing on April 26 with Jenni Olson's The Royal Road, the series features a tribute to Agnès Varda and a spotlight on reenactments. Other highlights include films by Peter Watkins, James Benning, Harun Farocki, Jill Godmilow, Derek Jarman and more. » - David Hudson »
Read More: MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce Complete New Directors/New Films Lineup New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the complete lineup for the second annual Art Of The Real documentary film festival. The nonfiction showcase will premiere a trio of shorts to open the festivities, including João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata’s "Iec Long", Eduardo Williams’s "I Forgot," and Matt Porterfield’s "Take What You Can Carry." Jenni Olson's "The Royal Road" gets the closing night honors after having its world premiere at Sundance in January. The festival runs April 10-26 and the rest of the newly announced films can be found below. Visit filmlinc.com for more information. [Synopses courtesy of the Film Society.] Opening Night Opening Night Shorts Program:Premiering new works by João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata, Eduardo Williams, »
- David Ballard
"Art of the Real" is returning to the Film Society of Lincoln Center with a celebration of Agnès Varda (who will attend!) and more:
"The 2015 edition, taking place April 10-26, will again feature dozens of new works from around the world and in a variety of genres alongside retrospective and thematic selections. Opening Night will premiere new works by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata (The Last Time I Saw Macao, Mahjong), Eduardo Williams, and Matt Porterfield (I Used to Be Darker), with all filmmakers attending the evening."
Above: For The Criterion Collection, kogonada's new video essay, "Mirrors of Bergman." Abderrahmane Sissako, the director of Timbuktu, will be heading Cannes' Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury. In his NY Times home video column, J. Hoberman writes on Richard Linklater's Boyhood and Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg. Richard Brody writes about Spike Lee's Da Sweet Blood of »
6 items from 2015
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