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The world premiere of Ritesh Batra’s adaptation of the Julian Barnes novel starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling will kick off proceedings at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 5.
Taylor Hackford’s The Comedian starring Robert De Niro will close the event (Spc opens the film on January 13) as festival brass unveiled the full roster of Premieres, New Voices/New Visions, Modern Masters, True Stories and After Dark.
World premieres include Colin Hanks’s Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) (Us-France); Andrew Wagner’s Breakable You (Us) starring Holly Hunter, Tony Shalhoub and Alfred Molina; Catalina Aguilar Mastretta’s Everybody Loves Somebody (Mexico); and Simon Aboud’s The Beautiful Fantastic (UK-us).
Rounding out the world premieres are: The Concessionaires Must Die! (Us) by [link »
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Ace director Onir recently visited Iim, Calcutta to address the students at the prestigious TEDx platform. TEDx has featured some of the greatest personalities from across various disciplines. Onir was present to address the audience on the challenges that are faced by Indie cinema today, especially in India. Onir has been an indie film director/producer for more than a decade and one of the few possible authorities on the subject.
In the last decade Onir has carved his niche in Hindi cinema. His debut film My Brother Nikhil was applauded for the awareness and sensitivity it created in its audience and won many national and international awards. Since then the director has been involved in multiple path breaking projects in varying capacities. His film I Am won two National awards and he is looked upon as a pioneer in crowd funding and sourcing through social network in India.
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Turkish social drama “Cold of Kalandar” was the biggest winner at the 10th edition of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
At a ceremony in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday “Kalandar” claimed the best feature film prize and also the achievement in cinematography award. It is the second time that a Turkish film has taken Apsa’s top prize, after Greek-Turkish co-production “Beyond the Hill” won in 2012.
The film, which was selected as Turkey’s contender for the foreign-language Oscar race, premiered at the Tokyo festival 13 months ago and won the festival’s best film and best directing for prize for Mustafa Kara.
Its selection as Turkey’s Oscar contender was significant. The film delivers hard-hitting social criticism and an image of impoverishment and desperation that is far from the image of an economic powerhouse that conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently trying to present.
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With news about Toronto International Film Festival’s rather exciting 2016 line-up breaking today, a collection of trailers have also been released for a handful of the selections. The first is Feng Ziaogang‘s I Am Not Madame Bovary, which largely features beautiful paintings before moving into even more gorgeous imagery in a peculiar circular aspect ratio.
There’s also the striking (and lengthy, potentially spoiler-filled) trailer for A Death in the Gunj, the directorial debut of Indian actress Konkona Sen Sharma. She looks to have a very strong grasp of a visual vocabulary, probably due to the 40-plus films she’s worked on in an acting capacity.
Lastly, there’s the first trailer, and new images, for Noel Clarke‘s British crime drama BrOTHERHOOD, which caps the trilogy that also includes KiDULTHOOD and AdULTHOOD. See all the trailers below, along with our coverage of Tiff here as it comes in. »
- Mike Mazzanti
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