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Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - Europe Part 1

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • August 31, 2014 7:42 PM
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Early predictions have emerged for most Academy Award categories. As the studios reveal their hopeful offers to be released in the final months of the year, the speculation increases. But despite all the information available on the centerpiece awards, other more obscure races remain a complete mystery at this point. Among these, the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is almost certainly the most complex to prognosticate. Here is the first part of the list on Europe (Albania -Lithuania).

U.S. Distributors A–Z First Half 2014 is Now Available!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 15, 2014 11:00 AM
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This shows the current U.S. distributors and what they are buying from whom from January through June 2014.

ISA of the Day: Andreas Rothbauer of Picture Tree Films

  • By Erin Grover
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  • July 3, 2014 2:53 PM
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Andreas Rothbauer shares Picture Tree's success, his experience, and his take on the transition and evolution of functionality in the industry. Picture Tree Films includes titles such as Metal Head and Fack Ju Goehte (Suck Me Shakespeer)

New Morning Films: How Selling Ice Cream Can Lead to Selling Films

  • By Erin Grover
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  • June 8, 2014 7:53 PM
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New Morning Films is a relatively new sales company started by Germain Labeille that represents exquisite art house films including "Letter to the King" and "Before Snowfall" (both by Hisham Zaman), which both won The Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Goteborg Film Festival in 2013 and 2014.

Cannes 2014 What I Saw #1

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 31, 2014 9:00 PM
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Sydney Levine discusses the highlights of what she saw at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2014 What I Saw #2: Palme d’Or Winner 'Winter Sleep'

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 31, 2014 8:45 PM
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Winter Sleep , Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s epic and yet personally intimate story of a wealthy self-absorbed Anatolian hotelier and landowner and his uneasy relationships with those around him. Is he evil? Is the power of evil best resisted by giving in to it?

Cannes 2014 What I Saw #3: Timbuktu

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 31, 2014 8:15 PM
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Timbuktu , a French-Mauritanian drama film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako won the Ecumenical Jury Prize.

Cannes 2014 What I Saw #5: Two Days, One Night

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 31, 2014 7:15 PM
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Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit) by the Dardennes Brothers shows the fight of a working class young woman to hold on to her financially precarious and hard-won section of the workforce.

Cannes 2014 What I Saw #6: Amour Fou

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 31, 2014 6:45 PM
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Amour Fou by Jessica Hausner, one of my favorite directors, was, as all her films are, a surprise, rising out of a quietly building plot whose ending punctuates a philosophic idea that plays out like a melodic line of a larger song.

Cannes 2014 What I Saw #7: Brooklyn

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 31, 2014 6:17 PM
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Written about here before Cannes, Brooklyn which screened in ACID, the newest sidebar to the Cannes Film Festival was the first feature by French filmmaker Pascal Tessaud. His films are part of France’s “New Vibe” film movement, films made by those filmmakers living in the “banlieux” or suburbs, that is the Arab, African immigrant neighborhoods of Paris.

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