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"Perfidia" - The Only Italian Film Selected for Competition at the Locarno Film Festival

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • August 20, 2014 10:00 AM
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During the Locarno Film Festival I sat down with "Perfidia" writer/director Bonifacio Angius, star Stefano Deffenu, and Sardinia Film Commissioner Nevina Satta. "Perfidia" is the sole Italian film in competition at the Locarno Film Festival where it just had its world premiere.

Conversation with Giancarlo Giannini

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • August 19, 2014 1:30 PM
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Giancarlo Giannini was honored with the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon on 13 August at the Locarno International Film Festival. The Conversation took place the following afternoon.

Conversation with Agnes Varda

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • August 18, 2014 12:47 PM
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The Conversation with Agnes Varda moderated by film critic and historian Jean Michel Frodon took place at the Locarno International Film Festival on 12 August.

'Rocks in my Pockets' A Film About Depression Told in a New Way

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 16, 2014 1:36 PM
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In the shadow of Robin Williams’ tragic death, this debut animated feature by Signe Baumane offers some light and solace for those suffering acute depression.

Film Therapy: “After” director Pieter Gaspersz, writer Sabrina Gennarino, and Academy Award-nominated actress Kathleen Quinlan on the Healing Power of Making the Film.

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • August 15, 2014 5:37 PM
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Shot with a deliberate fondness for classic films that revolve around families and their intricacies, “After” is an ensemble piece spearheaded by Academy Award-nominee Kathleen Quinlan as Nora, the matriarch of a New York clan, the Valentino family. Through their complex interactions we learn of a secret that has kept them functional for some time in the aftermath of September 11.

Women to Watch: Cuban Producer Ivonne Cotorruelo

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 15, 2014 9:00 AM
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Ivonne Cortorruelo is a remarkably busy (and very happy) young producer epitomizing the energetic activities happening these days in Cuba.

'Get on Up' Lots of Loss, and a Whole Lot of Soul

  • By Sharon Abella
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  • August 14, 2014 7:30 PM
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The James Brown biopic starts off when a 55 year old James Brown reacts negatively to a tragic event that just took place in his life and storms into an insurance meeting. It is not until the end of the film that you piece the timeline of events together to understand why and how he behaved the way he did.

Conversation with Armin Mueller-Stahl at the Locarno International Film Festival Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award – Parmigiani

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • August 12, 2014 11:30 AM
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The conversation took place on a sunny afternoon in Locarno on 8 August 2014 moderated by Ralf Schenk.

Conversation with Mia Farrow at the Locarno Film Festival

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • August 11, 2014 4:15 PM
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Mia Farrow was honored on 8 August with the Festival’s Leopard Club Award, which pays tribute to someone in film whose work has left a mark on the collective imagination.

Onward and Upward for 'Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution'

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 11, 2014 2:00 PM
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As Executive Director of ttff, the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival which he started eight years ago, Bruce Paddington saw it develop from showing 36 movies to showing more than 100. When he produced and directed "Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution", a film about the Grenada Revolution and the circumstances surrounding the execution of Maurice Bishop and his colleagues, he was acting on a burning desire to create a comprehensive record of the key events of the revolution, having been impressed with what he saw on his visit to the island during the revolutionary period. But he hadn’t counted on the overwhelming response that the film has received to date. Having been screened in ten countries in only nine months...

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