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AFI Fest 2010: "The Human Resources Manager" and "Two Gates of Sleep," Reviewed

7 November 2010 2:48 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Reviewed at the 2010 AFI Fest.

Something tells me Eran Riklis would take it as a compliment to call his a career full of minor works. While many Israeli filmmakers have concentrated on making the big statement about their fractured cultural landscape of their homeland, Riklis has focused on making the small one in recent years, whether it's the legal battle over a lemon grove between a Palestinian woman and the Israeli defense minister in his last drama "Lemon Tree" or the uneasy union of Syrian and Israeli families in his 2004 breakthrough "The Syrian Bride."

As Riklis said in his introduction to the AFI Fest crowd over the weekend, his latest film, "The Human Resources Manager" is "similar, but different" - a nod to the fact that while the titular character travels thousands of miles from Jerusalem to an unnamed Eastern European country to return the corpse of one of his »

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AFI Fest Unveils Inaugural Young Americans & New Auteurs Sections

5 October 2010 4:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Kudos to the AFI Fest for setting up an important sidebar that will expose the best that the next generation of filmmakers have to offer. Bumping up their crop of exciting new auteur cinema, sections labeled "Young Americans" and "New Auteurs" (Cannes heavy) are showcases you'll want to keep an eye on - I can vouch on a good chunk of titles already selected. Among the half dozen included names in "Young Americans" section we find a pair of filmmakers in Alistair Banks Griffin and David Robert Mitchell who were included in our own American New Wave 25 feature this summer. Two Gates Of Sleep, one of my top discoveries of the year from this year's Cannes will finally receive its North American premiere. Filling out the section, we also have the North American premiere for the Locarno preemed Kitao Sakurai's Aardvark (Sakurai was the cinematographer on You Wont Miss »

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Cannes Video Day 7: Alistair Banks Griffin's Two Gates of Sleep

20 May 2010 11:24 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Bressonian in approach and Malick-like in its use of the natural surroundings, Alistair Banks Griffin's Two Gates of Sleep is a sublime film debut that reminds me of how David Gordon Green broke out with George Washington a little more than a decade ago. - Sorry folks. There's been a lack of Cannes-related updates due to the simple fact that I'm at four plus films per day and have been adding some interviews late in the game - so I'm technically going into Day 10, when the site is pumping out Day 7 items, which is fine because it was a particularly great day of Cannes movie watching, which initially began with the press conference for a film I've been keen on seeing way before it was announced as a Director's Fortnight selected film. Bressonian in approach and Malick-like in its use of the natural surroundings, Alistair Banks Griffin »

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Cannes Video Day 7: Alistair Banks Griffin's Two Gates of Sleep

20 May 2010 6:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Sorry folks. There's been a lack of Cannes-related updates due to the simple fact that I'm at four plus films per day and have been adding some interviews late in the game - so I'm technically going into Day 10, when the site is pumping out Day 7 items, which is fine because it was a particularly great day of Cannes movie watching, which initially began with the press conference for a film I've been keen on seeing way before it was announced as a Director's Fortnight selected film. Bressonian in approach and Malick-like in its use of the natural surroundings, Alistair Banks Griffin's Two Gates of Sleep is a sublime film debut that reminds me of how David Gordon Green broke out with George Washington a little more than a decade ago. This is just one portion of my coverage on the film, look for more items coming soon and »

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Cannes Day 1: Top 12 Most Anticipated Films Starter Kit

12 May 2010 6:55 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

If I had to pick just twelve (my actual screening schedule is north of 40) then I'd go with the dozen titles below. - If I had to pick just twelve (my actual screening schedule is north of 40) then I'd go with the dozen titles below.  All Good Children directed by Alicia Duffy (Director's Fortnight)On the basis of her short film and the clip I saw for this one, this feature debut may just bring us the next Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold.Biutiful directed by Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu (Main Comp)First screenplay sans Guillermo Arriaga, I'm expecting this to be the fresh start and move away from mapped out narratives and multiple character collision course - big question: is this an English or Spanish spoken film? Carlos directed by Olivier Assayas (Out of Competition) Of the list you find on this page, this is the »

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Cannes Day 1: Top 12 Most Anticipated Films Starter Kit

12 May 2010 12:05 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

If I had to pick just twelve (my actual screening schedule is north of 40) then I'd go with the dozen titles below.  All Good Children directed by Alicia Duffy (Director's Fortnight)On the basis of her short film and the clip I saw for this one, this feature debut may just bring us the next Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold.Biutiful directed by Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu (Main Comp)First screenplay sans Guillermo Arriaga, I'm expecting this to be the fresh start and move away from mapped out narratives and multiple character collision course - big question: is this an English or Spanish spoken film? Carlos directed by Olivier Assayas (Out of Competition) Of the list you find on this page, this is the film in Cannes that I won't be watching - 5 hour 33 minutes should have been broken down by the festival. Will seek it out post festival.Inside Job directed »

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Cannes 'Directors' Fortnight' 2010 announces lineup

20 April 2010 9:43 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

The lineup for the 2010 edition of Directors’ Fortnight has been announced. There are eleven first films in the lineup which will compete for the Camera d’Or prize which goes to a first film from across all the sections.

In 2010 Directors’ Fortnight, the Carrosse d’Or award will be awarded to Agnes Varda, the celebrated woman auteur-director of the french independant cinema. The Carrosse d’or (Golden Coach) Prize is a tribute to a director chosen from the international filmmaking community for the innovative qualities, courage and independent-mindedness of his or her work. Since its creation in 2002, this prize has been given to Jacques Rozier, Clint Eastwood, Nanni Moretti, Sembene Ousmane, David Cronenberg, Alain Cavalier, Jim Jarmusch and Naomie Kawasé in 2009.

Directors’ Fortnight will run from May 13 to 23 on the sidelines of the official selection at Cannes International Film festival.

Feature films

(* denotes films competing for Caméra d'Or Prize)

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Start Me Up!: Cannes Director's Fortnight Selections

20 April 2010 8:04 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

In the list we find three items on my "Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of the Year in: Fabienne Berthaud's Pieds nus sur les limaces (see pic of Diane Kruger above), Cam Archer's Shit Year and Alistair Banks Griffin's debut film, Two Gates Of Sleep. Also included in the section is a doc-essay film from Michelangelo Frammartino that I'll be itching to see as well. Of the veteran auteurs, we have works from Christoffer Boe, Jean-Paul Civeyrac, old school High School doc filmmaker Frederik Wiseman and look for the Rolling Stones to be on hand for Stephen Kijak's Stones In Exile.. - You can say that there'll be plenty of virgins in this year's Director's Fortnight section. Quickly looking at the list of 22 feature films, Frédéric Boyer's very first edition appears to be heavy on first time works - exactly half of the section are newbies. »

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Start Me Up!: Cannes Director's Fortnight Selections

20 April 2010 2:18 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

You can say that there'll be plenty of virgins in this year's Director's Fortnight section. Quickly looking at the list of 22 feature films, Frédéric Boyer's very first edition appears to be heavy on first time works - exactly half of the section are newbies. In the list we find three items on my "Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of the Year in: Fabienne Berthaud's Pieds nus sur les limaces (see pic of Diane Kruger above), Cam Archer's Shit Year and Alistair Banks Griffin's debut film, Two Gates Of Sleep. Also included in the section is a doc-essay film from Michelangelo Frammartino that I'll be itching to see as well. Of the veteran auteurs, we have works from Christoffer Boe, Jean-Paul Civeyrac, old school High School doc filmmaker Frederik Wiseman and look for the Rolling Stones to be on hand for Stephen Kijak's Stones In Exile. Here are »

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2010: Alistair Banks Griffin's Two Gates of Sleep

12 January 2010 9:07 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Most recently invited to the Nyff 08's with his short Gauge, Griffin appears to be part of a collective of filmmakers worth keeping a very close eye on. There's an inkling of Days of Heaven, Ballast and Shotgun Stories (guns/open fields) and that's enough to get me interested. - #71. Two Gates of Sleep Photo Exclusive: Featuring Brady Corbet and David Call. Director/Writer: Alistair Banks GriffinProducers: Andrew Renzi (Sympathy for Delicious) and Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, and Josh Mond (Afterschool)Distributor: Rights Available. The Gist: When Jack’s mother turns up dead at the edge of a field near his rural home, he and his brother set out on an arduous journey to fulfill her last wish...(more) Cast: Brady Corbet, Karen Young and David Call. Why is it on the list?: Most recently invited to the Nyff 08's with his short Gauge, Griffin appears »

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