Browsing: World Cinema Reports

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section. In the coming months we will talk with European distributors about their lineup, their best marketing campaigns developed for different windows and what advice they would give to a new distributor. This month we speak with Jakub Mróz, the president of Tongariro Releasing, the first distribution company in Poland specialised in LGBT cinema (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). Tongariro Releasing was established in 2010. Its VOD service, outfilm.pl, contains more than 200 films and its laboratory provides services for other distributors. FNE: How would you describe…

The UCLA Film and Television Archive returns the golden age of Spanish language cinema back to Main Street. The Getty Center’s second iteration of the arts initiative “Pacific Standard Time” spotlights the Latin American creative space in Los Angeles, titled “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.” UCLA’s Film and Television Archive teamed up with the Getty to create a lineup of approximately 40 Spanish-language films hailing from different Spanish-speaking countries including Mexico, Argentina and Cuba for the exhibition. The archive restored and rediscovered around 40 Spanish language films, some considered lost or irrelevant, from the golden age of films – the 1930s…

As more countries select their official foreign language Oscar entries, many of which screened during the fall film festivals, several well-regarded titles are moving their way into top contention. The final submission deadline is October 2. As many as 90 films could wind up vying for the initial shortlist of 9, and final five nominations. It’s no surprise that Sweden selected Ruben Östlund’s hilarious Palme d’Or-winner “The Square” (October 27, Magnolia Pictures), an art-world satire shot in majority Swedish with some English from stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West, thus giving Östlund another shot after “Force Majeure” was a surprise…

Director Danish Renzu, who comes from Kashmir, in a collaborative project with a fellow Kashmiri pandit, Sunayana Kachroo, tells the story of Neela, a half widow, whose husband disappears after being picked up by armed forces in the dark of night from their home in Srinagar in 1999. Returning to Kashmir after a decade and taking inspiration from the life of activist Parveena Ahangar, Renzu creates the character of Neela. Before embarking on his passion of filmmaking, Renzu studied electrical engineering from the University of California and then worked for a short period of time at the telecom industry. Driven…

Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) and Actors have impressed on government through Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to save the dying Ghana movie industry. The group is worried about the influx of Telenovelas on national TV stations which, according to them, is affecting the progress of the local movie industry. The association together with other stakeholders walked through some principal streets of Kumasi in what they call ‘Yegey Y’adee’ peace march and petitioned the Asantehene. They said localising foreign programmes into Twi and other local languages through voice-over was an insult to the Ghanaian movies and pose serious negative…

The Goethe-Institut will be screening five films by him beginning on Thursday, 21 September, and ending on Saturday, 23 September. The screenings are free with a complimentary serving of popcorn. The films are being screened under the ‘German Weeks 2017’ of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and ‘Team Germany’ in Namibia. Known as one of Germany’s most successful directors and screenwriters, Akin has won numerous awards including 1998 Best Director – Bavarian Film; 2004 Golden Bear – Berlin Film Festival; 2007 Best Screenplay – Cannes ; 2007 LUX Prize for European cinema by the European Union, and…

Home » Entertainment » Lambadina: Award-winning Ethiopian-American film to debut in Addis Lambadina: Award-winning Ethiopian-American film to debut in AddisRahel Samuel September 1, 2017 Lambadina: Award-winning Ethiopian-American film to debut in Addis2017-09-01T08:11:23+00:00 Entertainment No Comment ShareTweetGooglePinit Lambadina (Photo credit: lambadinamovie.com) As a new generation of young people who were born abroad to Ethiopian parents comes of age, several voices have emerged to tell the story of their heritage through music, literature and film. The Texas-born, 29-year-old filmmaker Messay Getahun is a rising star among them, with his debut motion picture,Lambadina, making the rounds of film festivals across North America and…

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means now is a perfect time to snuggle up indoors and watch a few movies. And the Trump era also happens to be right around the corner, which makes now an excellent time to prepare oneself for what’s coming. Luckily, you can do both simultaneously. While President-elect Donald Trump is something new in American politics, his rise to power does have international precedents. Other countries have seen this movie before. And over the past few decades, brilliant filmmakers from around the world have produced films that reflect their own national brushes…

Over six years of war and Syrians are still suffering the consequences. More than seven million are internally displaced and over 5.1 million have become refugees in neighboring countries. Others, who are not seeking asylum in neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan, are risking everything they have to reach Europe, paying traffickers to help them cross the perilous seas. Many don’t make it, but those who do tell their stories. Rania Mustafa Ali, a young Syrian woman who was 20 years of age at the time of her escape, managed to document her journey from the bombarded city of Kobane, Syria, to Europe in 2016.…

Many Czechs head to cinema to see the long-awaited new motion picture by popular and critically acclaimed father & son duo Zdeněk (*1936) and Jan Svěrák (*1965). However the responses are very differents. Director Jan Svěrák studied documentary at the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). He even got the Student Academy Award for his 20 minutes long mockumentary Oil Gobblers in 1988. Nevertheless, he is better known for successful collaboration with his father screenwriter Zdeněk Svěrák which led in 1997 to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for their Kolya. The…

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