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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.

LatinoBuzz: FICG in LA 2014 Announces Line Up and Honorees

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • August 20, 2014 8:00 AM
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Yesterday the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles - FICG in LA - presented by the University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA and CONACULTA, announced its lineup. "The Hours with You" (Las Horas Contigo) directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta, will be the Opening Night film for the 2014 Festival. The film stars Cassandra Ciangherotti, María Rojo, Isela Vega, Arcelia Ramírez and Julio Bracho.

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.

Shortlist 2014 Film Festival Finalists

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 19, 2014 11:06 AM
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Finalists Include Winners of Sundance, SXSW, Clermont-Ferrand, Aspen, Toronto, LAFF

Burbank International Film Festival Lineup in its 6th Year

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 18, 2014 8:49 PM
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For those of you in the greater Los Angeles area who are not attending Toronto, here is a festival you can attend. The Burbank International Film Festival, whose mission is to promote up-and-coming filmmakers by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry, has a lineup which shines a light on the unknown talent of today, helping them become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow.

Film Finds Portland Film Festival for Their Opening Night

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 18, 2014 3:00 PM
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"Sex Ed," the first feature film directed by Isaac Feder will be making its world premiere as one of the opening night features for the 2014 Portland Film Festival.

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.

"We Are Mari Pepa" - Singular Trip Into Adulthood Via Adolescent Grunge

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • August 16, 2014 9:00 AM
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Mexican helmer Samuel Kishi’s teenage portrait "We Are Mari Pepa" (Somos Mari Pepa) has a certain kind of street-smart charm that is at once despicably dirty-minded, as is expected of boys of that age, and also rather endearing.

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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