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HBO Europe Expands Non-English Language Original Dramas

American audiences know HBO for its premium programming: TV shows like "Game of Thrones," "Girls," "Veep" and films like "The Normal Heart." What they probably don't know is that HBO produces original content abroad--original content, its worth noting, in languages other than English.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 13, 2014 12:33 PM
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Karlovy Vary Film Festival Award Winners, Oliver Stone Gets Emotional

At the closing awards ceremony of the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Janos Szasz’s "Le Grand Cahier" (Hungary) took the top prize, the Crystal Globe, which comes with $25,000 to be split by director and producer (Sandor Soth). The film also earned the Europa Cinemas Label. (Full list of winners below.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 7, 2013 1:03 PM
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Karlovy Vary Film Festival Appoints Agnieszka Holland as Jury President, Honors Oliver Stone

The 48th Annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic announced today that American auteur Oliver Stone will be honored with the Crystal Globe Award for outstanding artistic contributions to world cinema. In addition, thrice-Oscar nominated Polish director Agnieszka Holland will serve as president of the jury.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 23, 2013 2:39 PM
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Agnieszka Holland: Singing the Unsung

Even if you don’t know her name, you know the movies of Agnieszka Holland, the poet of displacement, director of "In Darkness" (a subterranean "Schindler’s List," only unsentimental), set in the sewers of Lvov during World War II. It lost the foreign film Oscar to the even more deserving "A Separation"...
  • By Carrie Rickey
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  • March 5, 2012 2:25 PM
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