3 items from 2014
2013’s inaugural Bal Goes to Cannes, a showcase for a bevy of Latin American pix-in-post, was a milestone, the first Works in Progress event ever organized by the Cannes Market.
Co-run by Bal, the industry strand of Buenos Aires’ Bafici Festival, the second Bal Goes to Cannes, which runs May 20 at the Palais des Festivals, will take a “further step in the same direction, highlighting films that otherwise wouldn’t be in Cannes” says Bal co-director Violeta Bava.
Showcasing excerpts from four unfinished features — Matias Pineiro’s “The Princess of France” and Luis Ortega’s “Lulez,” both from Argentina, plus Mexican Nicolas Pereda’s “The Absent” and Brazilian Andre Novais Oliveira’s “She Comes Back on Thursday” — Bal Goes to Cannes highlights four directors who are hardly unknown.
Pineiro was chosen in 2012 by the New York Times as one of the world’s rising directors and his “Viola” was selected for Toronto, »
- John Hopewell
I sadly can't say that I've kept fully abreast of Henry G. Sanders' acting career, since his star-turn in Charles Burnett's 1979 magnum opus Killer Of Sheep; But, a glance at his IMDb resume informs me that he's certainly been busy over the the years, albeit in what would be described as *bit* parts in TV and film projects - small screen classics like Hill Street Blues, Diff'rent Strokes, Murder, She Wrote, Miami Vice, Cagney & Lacey, Matlock, L.A. Law, and Grey's Anatomy, most recently, and on the big screen in Bull Durham, the American remake of Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless, and, just last year, the Jackie Robinson bio 42. He often played unnamed stock characters »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Always outspoken, determined and confident – Spike Lee has been one of the most active and influential artists making movies in America for the past thirty years. Although it is important to mention his influence as an African-American filmmaker, he also stamped a style and tempo which snapped at the heels of narrative with colour, energy and bite. He has made films that were unanimously praised, caused debate and even ones that have been generally panned – but his films are never ignored.
When Sidney Poitier slapped actor Larry Gates in the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, it was seminal – one of the first instances of a black man striking a white man on the silver screen. It jolted people and it mirrored a social spirit of a nation in a split instance, a way that cinema only can. But the man behind the camera, in the producers chair and »
- Hassan Vawda
3 items from 2014
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners