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Conversation with Victor Erice at the Locarno Film Festival

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • September 1, 2014 5:00 PM
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Spanish filmmaker Víctor Erice received the Pardo alla Carriera award at the Locarno Film Festival for his extraordinary contribution to film.

Children of War: Dir. János Szász on His Beautifully Dark Story "The Notebook"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • August 29, 2014 5:20 PM
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Survival and the hardships of war are explored from a very specific and thought-provoking perspective in János Szász’ “The Notebook.” A pair of twins in Hungary during World War II is left to fend for themselves when their parents must move away escaping prosecution.

Brutally Human: Dir. David Mackenzie on His Outstanding Genre Film "Starred Up"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • August 29, 2014 2:19 PM
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Revitalizing the prison film genre by means of raw authenticity and powerful performances, David Mackenzie's ‘”Starred Up” is a bold exploration into the violent mind in the absence of freedom.

"Listen Up Philip" at the Locarno International Film Festival

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • August 24, 2014 1:06 PM
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A discussion with writer/director Alex Ross Perry, stars Jason Schwartzman and Jonathan Pryce, and cinematographer Sean Price Williams was held on 12 August 2014.

Susan Kouguell Interviews Joel Potrykus, Writer, Director, Editor and co-star of "Buzzard"

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • August 22, 2014 7:00 PM
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Returning to the Locarno International Film Festival after winning for Best New Director in 2012 for his feature "Ape," Joel Potrykus and his Sob Noisse collaborators are receiving quite the buzz in the American independent film scene. I met with Joel Potrykus during the Festival to talk about his films and "Buzzard."

"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.

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