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The Raging Fire of "I, Olga"

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Mubi is exclusively showing Tomáš Weinreb & Petr Kazda's I, Olga (2016) from November 18 - December 17, 2016 in the United Kingdom.Sitting in limbo somewhere on an editor’s desktop is a piece that I wrote about Robert Greene’s recent Kate Plays Christine, which I had thought of giving the title Kate Plays Christine Plays Itself; “plays” being in the colloquial, slang-ish sense of the word meaning, sort of: “betrays.” A film about Christine Chubbuck, the late Floridian newscaster who, in the 1970s, blew her brains out on live television, it opens with a reading from her teenage diary citing her interest in being a wife and mother. She never was. She was also never taken seriously in her male-dominated workplace and, in her own words, took issue with the content of modern-day TV news, i.e. with its sexed-up violence. “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the
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'Wife' betrothed to Cinema Guild

'Wife' betrothed to Cinema Guild
The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Frederic Fonteyne's Gilles' Wife, an adaptation of Madeleine Bourdouxhe's 1937 novel about a young wife who suspects her husband is having an affair. The deal, announced by Cinema Guild chairman Philip Hobel, was negotiated by Ryan Krivoshey, director of feature distribution for the Cinema Guild, and Carole Baraton for Wild Bunch. Gilles' Wife will be released theatrically in the fall.

Istanbul fest spans continental divide

Istanbul fest spans continental divide
NDON -- The 24th edition of the Istanbul international film festival bridged Europe and Asia in its novel choice of two films for its top award when it wrapped after a two week run Saturday night in Turkey. The international jury, chaired by New Zealand director Jane Campion, gave the fest's Golden Tulip award jointly to Frederic Fonteyne's La femme de Gilles (Gille's Wife), a Belgium-France-Luxembourg-Italy-Switzerland co-production and to Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien's Kohi Jikou (Cafe Lumiere). Exploring themes of fidelity and infidelity close to home, Fonteyne's film about a man who has an affair with his wife's sister and Hsiao-hsien's film about a Japanese-Taiwanese woman who refuses to marry the father of her child, caught the imagination of the jury.

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