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Steve McQueen’s historic drama 12 Years a Slave is to open the Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 6-17) and is nominated in the Stockholm Xxiv Competition.
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, the drama about free black man kidnapped from his family and sold into slavery in the 1850s debuted at Telluride and has received positive reactions throughout its festival tour of Toronto, New York and London among others.
It will be released in Sweden on Dec 20 by Ab Svensk Filmindustri.
Screenwriter John Ridley, who will be present during the festival, is nominated for the Aluminum Horse in the category Best Script.
McQueen’s Hunger won Best Directorial Debut at Stockholm in 2008.
The 24th Siff includes more than 180 films from more than 50 countries.
As previously announced, the spotlight of this year’s festival is freedom but Chinese artist »
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Zweig Somberly Celebrates Human Resilience
Occasionally, moments of epiphany can boil down the colossal essence of mortality into simple, elegant terms. For Alan Zweig, director of the LP obsessed docu Vinyl, one of those momentous occasions fittingly occurred in a local record shop where an acquaintance shared their fifteen reasons to continue through life’s ups and downs. Right there and then, Zweig decided to construct a film around this list birthed from Ray Robertson’s mental illness memoir ‘Why Not? Fifteen Reasons To Live’. Beyond the groping hands of cynicism, Zweig’s tear-jerking 15 Reasons To Live pieces together a pastiche of tales that pulls hard on those old heartstrings while delving deep into the human condition to explore why, in the face of the daunting daily grind or prolonged personal hardship, people continue to forge ahead.
Swaying into the appellation of compilation, Zweig lays out his edict in charming »
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