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Watch: Trailer For “Cinema Made In Italy,” Bringing 'The Great Beauty,' 'Honey' & More To Theatres Nationwide

Getting the chance to see foreign films on the big screen—even acclaimed ones like the Oscar winning "The Great Beauty"—can be a challenge, particularly if you're not in a major market city. But Emerging Pictures are going to make it a bit easier for film fans to see five recent, critically regarded Italian films, including Paolo Sorrentino's award winner. Read More »

Review: 'Miele' Is A Fascinating And Artful Look At Life's Sweet Details

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • March 15, 2014 9:43 AM
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“You have a really shitty job,” a woman tells Irene (Jasmine Trinca) as she sees her out of her apartment. Irene, who works under the alias “Honey” to try and sweeten the reality, at least on the surface, can't say much in response because she knows it's true. However you personally dice the sensitive issue of euthanasia, you can't deny that assisting someone who has given up on life is a shitty job. Terminal illness is one of the scariest things in this world, and people like Irene understand that more than anyone because they have the kind of courage needed to actually do something about it. Whether she's a heathen or a healer, director Valeria Golino smartly avoids the precarious question altogether. Instead she creates a subdued character study of a young woman's awakening to the brighter side of life.

Review: Valeria Golino Takes A Nuanced Look At Death In Directorial Debut 'Miele'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 7:08 PM
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If Michael Haneke's "Amour" presented death as a sobering inevitability, one that will test the bounds of our ability to love, actress Valeria Golino has a slightly more nuanced perspective in her directorial debut "Miele." While the subject of euthanasia is the entryway into the story, Golino wisely strays from turning her film into an Issues Movie, and instead opts to explore death both as a vessel for closure and a window into appreciating the life we have.

Watch: Clips & Trailers From All The Cannes Winners Including 'Blue Is The Warmest Color,' 'The Past,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 11:13 AM
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With the red carpets rolled up, the champagne corked and every available bed now vacant in the south of France, the Croisette is now back to being a hub of the bustling beach resort at least until next May when the frenzy of the Cannes Film Festival descends again. Over the weekend, the prizes were handed out by Steven Spielberg's jury and history was made as director Abdellatif Kechiche and the two lead actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux shared the Palme d'Or for very well-received relationship drama "Blue Is The Warmest Color" (read our rave review here). But it was just one of many films that got honored, including Asghar Farhadi's "The Past," the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis," Hirokazu Kore-Eda's "Like Father, Like Son" and many more titles including buzzed-about "Heli," "Blue Ruin," Jia Zhangke's "A Touch Of Sin," and more.

Cannes Review: Death Lingers & Lifts In Thoughtful 'Miele'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 17, 2013 5:39 PM
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If Michael Haneke's "Amour" presented death as a sobering inevitability, one that will test the bounds of our ability to love, actress Valeria Golino has a slightly more nuanced perspective in her directorial debut "Miele." While the subject of euthanasia is the entryway into the story, Golino wisely strays from turning her film into an Issues Movie, and instead opts to explore the death both as a vessel for closure, and a window into appreciating the life we have.

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