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2010 Sundance Day 3: Debra Granik's Winter's Bone

Responsible for putting Farmiga on the map, Granik's ode to Missouri's backwood might just do the same for Jennifer Lawrence - I've identified the actress as someone to watch out for after seeing her in her breakout role from Guillermo Arriaga's The Burning Plain. - I'm always flabbergasted when films depict kids playing the parent role, essentially taking care of their younger siblings. Usually, its in a street, urban setting, not in the backwoods where essentials such as a roof over your head, food on the table and chopped firewood. I was looking forward in seeing Debra Granik make her sophomore feature splash, and despite some reservations at first, Winter's Bone should have been retitled Tough as Bones for the resilience, bravery and desperation of the young heroine in the white trash backdrop that seems inviting only when you don't cross the lines. I had thoughts of David Gordon Green's George Washington,
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Industry pressure saves Germany subsidies

Industry pressure saves Germany subsidies
COLOGNE, Germany -- Germany's oldest film subsidy body has been saved from extinction after pressure from the local industry forced German politicos to reverse an earlier decision to shut down the Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Curatorship for Young German Film). The premieres of the 16 German states announced Friday that they would not scrap the Kuratorium, which has backed early films from such German cinematic luminaries as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog and Tom Tykwer. More recently, the Kuratorium helped bankroll low-budget crossover successes like Schultze Gets The Blues and this year's winner at Locarno, 3 Degrees Colder.

German critics name 'Edukators' best film

German critics name 'Edukators' best film
COLOGNE, Germany -- Hans Weingartner's politically charged drama The Edukators was named best film by the German association of film critics Wednesday, with the film's star Julia Jentsch picking up the best actress nod. August Diehl won the best actor prize for his turn in Achim von Borries' period romantic drama Love in Thoughts, and Michael Schorr's tragicomedy Schultze Gets the Blues picked up the award for best film debut.

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