Broken Promise (1981 TV Movie)
Following in the footsteps of Marvel Studios and their Cinematic Universe, Sony have big plans for Spider-Man with two more movies confirmed for 2016 and 2018, along with spin-offs focusing on Venom and The Sinister Six. It’s likely then that this movie will feature teasers related to all of those!
Do we see any in this trailer? Well, you’re going to have to read on to find out. As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts on this list and the footage in the comment section below.
10. A Broken Promise
We touched on this point briefly in
You'd think twice about asking an artist who's spent more hours than anyone ought to making mannequins of children with genitals for mouths and modelling Nazi soldiers into a vast tableau of hell to pick his favourite film. But then again, the dependably confrontational Chapman also described the death of Bambi's mother as the most traumatic moment of his childhood, the lightweight. Chapman is the first of a series of artists presenting a formative film in this new intiative, in association with the charity Art Fund. He'll be talking to the Guardian's Adrian Searle about Sidney Lumet's overlooked 1972 The Offence, a bravely gritty study of a copper whose career of violent crime cases wells up when he confronts a suspect paedophile. Bambi it ain't.
Gate Cinema, W11, Thu, visit artfund.org/news
Salisbury International Arts Festival
There's so much going on at the Salisbury Arts Festival,
The first three weeks were loaded with highlights that just seemed to get better as the days progressed. Some of the selections, such as Austria’s diabolical delight “The Bone Man” and the Netherlands’ beguiling documentary “Rembrandt’s J’Accuse,” were more entertaining than the majority of mainstream Hollywood releases. Both France and Italy had several exceptional entries this year, including Amos Gitai’s spellbinding “Disengagement” and Luca Guadagnino’s ravishing “I Am Love.” Read more here, here and here.
The final week is somewhat of a letdown in comparison,
1. They are all part of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. (White Ribbon, Winter in Wartime, Broken Promise, Ba’aria, Max Manus, Protektor, Draft Dodgers, Reverse - except for Ba'aria)
2. All the films are state financed.
3. All are male centric (except for Reverse).
3. All (perhaps not the romantic comedy Quick Quick Slow) reflect the realization that war is not a black and white issue but involves many shades of good and bad, personal decisions as well as national decisions, all are male centric, and all call for re-examination today as ultimate tools to destruction of all mankind in the face of
Five slots, 65 countries, the competition is fierce! Our friends from Variety gave us this list, is your country of choice one of the 65 hopefuls?
I'm happy that my home country, the Philippines, has a fighting chance with the dramedy "Ded na si Lolo" ("Grandpa is Dead"). Take a look at the complete list.
Synopsis: A carefree Albanian student gets drawn into an ancient blood feud when he returns home for a funeral, only to find himself a wanted man.
Awards: Belgrade Film Festival B2B development grant
Sales: Wildart Film
El secreto de sus ojos
(Juan Jose Campanella)
Synopsis: An ambitious, complex work that combines two generation-spanning love stories, a noirish thriller, some
Variety says that a shortlist of nine semi-finalists will be unveiled in January, with the complete nominees to be announced Feb. 2 along with the contenders in the other categories.
The Academy Awards will be presented March 7 at the Kodak Theater.
And now, from Albania to Vietnam, see the complete list right now (I.m proud that my home country of the Philippines has an entry!!!):
Albania, "Alive!," Artan Minarolli, director
Argentina, "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Juan Jose Campanella, director
Armenia, "Autumn of the Magician," Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors
Australia, "Samson & Delilah," Warwick Thornton, director
Austria, "For a Moment Freedom," Arash T. Riahi, director
Bangladesh, "Beyond the Circle," Golam Rabbany Biplob, director
Belgium, "The Misfortunates," Felix van Groeningen, director
Bolivia, "Zona Sur," Juan Carlos Valdivia, director
Bosnia and Herzegovina,
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its list Thursday of the 65 countries that have submitted films for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
Nominations will be announced on Feb. 2, and the awards ceremony will be held March 7.
The 2009 submissions follow (click the links on select countries for full stories):
Albania, "Alive!," Artan Minarolli, director;
Argentina, "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Juan Jose Campanella
Armenia, "Autumn of the Magician," Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov
Australia, "Samson & Delilah," Warwick Thornton
Austria, "For a Moment Freedom," Arash T. Riahi
Bangladesh, "Beyond the Circle," Golam Rabbany Biplob
Belgium, "The Misfortunates," Felix van Groeningen
Bolivia, "Zona Sur," Juan Carlos Valdivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Albania, Alive!, Artan Minarolli, director;
Argentina, El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Juan Jose Campanella, director;
Armenia, Autumn of the Magician, Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors;
Australia, Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton, director;
Austria, For a Moment Freedom, Arash T. Riahi, director;
Bangladesh, Beyond the Circle, Golam Rabbany Biplob, director;
Belgium, The Misfortunates, Felix van Groeningen, director;
Bolivia, Zona Sur, Juan Carlos Valdivia, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nightguards, Namik Kabil, director;
Brazil, Time of Fear, Sergio Rezende, director;
Bulgaria, The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner, Stephan Komandarev, director;
Canada, I Killed My Mother, Xavier Dolan, director;
Chile, Dawson, Isla 10, Miguel Littin, director;
China, Forever Enthralled, Chen Kaige, director;
Colombia, The Wind Journeys, Ciro Guerra, director;
Croatia, Donkey, Antonio Nuic,
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