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Get Charmed With The Quirky Trailer For Swiss Romcom Recycling Lily

Released in Swiss cinemas back in November, Recycling Lily looks to be the sort of film that very rarely travels internationally but I really wish would: A quirky, crowd pleasing romantic comedy executed with bags of style. In many ways what I see here from Pierre Monnard's debut feature reminds me a great deal of Swedish director Patrik Eklund (Flimmer) and it will likely run into the same sort of issues finding an international audience: It's too mainstream for the festival crowd and yet too odd to become a major crossover hit. Here's how Monnard describes the story:This offbeat comedy tells the story of a perfection-obsessed Bin Inspector, Hansjörg Sthäli, who falls for the wrong girl, Lily Frei, a charming waitress at his local diner...

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Fantastic Fest Announces 2012 Amd Next Wave Filmmaker Spotlight

Fantastic Fest recently announced the lineup of 8 films from 7 different countries being showcased in the 2012 Amd Next Wave competition. This annual sidebar of Fantastic Fest recognizes outstanding new talent in genre filmmaking. Many of these films being shown at Fantastic Fest will mark their U.S. or World premieres. The winning filmmaker will be awarded $1,000 cash prize and Amd based computer hardware featuring their latest Accelerated Processing Unit (Apu).

Combat Girls (2011)

North American Premiere

Director – David Wnendt, 103min

The debut feature from director-writer David Wnendt is a bleak tale of two girls who, for very different reasons, get swept up in the resurgent Neo-Nazi movement in Germany.

Conspiracy, The

World Premiere

Director – Christopher MacBride, 85min

Two young documentary filmmakers are drawn into a shadowy world of secret societies when the subject of their film simply disappears. Have his investigations led to his demise?

Crave (2012)

U.S. Premiere

Director – Charles de Lauzirika,
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Fantastic Fest 2012: Amd Next Wave Filmmaker Spotlight; Bumper Contest Details Announced

More details have been announced for the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, including the 2012 Amd Next Wave competition films and the event's bumper contest, where filmmakers are invited to create outrageous and entertaining 30-second videos.

From the Press Release:

Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the U.S., is pleased to announce the 2012 Amd Next Wave competition, which recognizes outstanding new talent in genre film directing. Eight films from seven different countries have been selected to compete in the latest installment of this annual international competition.

These up-and-coming filmmakers are at the beginning of their movie careers and may well become the next generation of talent to shape the film industry for decades to come. The Amd Next Wave competition films will debut at Fantastic Fest, many in world and U.S. premiere screenings and compete for the highest honor of the festival.

The winning filmmaker will
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Watch The Brilliant, Coen-esque Trailer For Patrik Eklund's Flimmer (Flicker) Now!

A quick search of the Twitch archive will show that we have held director Patrik Eklund in very high regard in these parts for a very, very long time. And the reason for this is, quite simply, that the young Swede is a genius. His short film work is simply fabulous, laced with dark humor and absurdity and yet still populated with touching characters and genuine emotion. Eklund has a rare gift, one that will soon be exposed to a much larger audience with his debut feature, Flimmer (Flicker).Something's bubbling under the surface in the tiny village of Gumby, centring on the struggling telecoms company Unicom, its staff and a militant group of people allergic to electricity. When a power cut strikes the village...
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Patrik Eklund's Flimmer (Flicker) Gets Heroic

We always new Patrik Eklund's feature debut was going to be a little bit odd. After all, the Swedish director didn't earn a loyal cult - not to mention an Oscar nomination - by being particularly serious. And while the first image released from Eklund's upcoming Flimmer (Flicker) backed up this assumption by featuring an elderly man wearing a very tall dunce cap the latest image to arrive online gives further evidence of just how silly this is going to get.Something's bubbling under the surface in the tiny village of Gumby, centring on the struggling telecoms company Unicom, its staff and a militant group of people allergic to electricity. When a power cut strikes the village it triggers off a chain reaction of mishaps,...
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First Image From Patrik Eklund's Flimmer (Flicker)

Sweden's Patrik Eklund is a great favorite here at Twitch - a quick search of our archive will turn up a number of posts about his past works - and we have been greatly anticipating the Oscar nominated director's first step into the world of features with Flimmer (Flicker). Something's bubbling under the surface in the tiny village of Gumby, centring on the struggling telecoms company Unicom, its staff and a militant group of people allergic to electricity. When a power cut strikes the village it triggers off a chain reaction of mishaps, encounters and love affairs.Eklund is a most unusual sort of director, one who combines a deliciously dry and absurd sense of humor with a keen observational sense of his characters. His...
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