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Post Mortem is Hungarian Oscar Entry directed by Péter Bergendy. In order to learn more about making of the Post Mortem, we had a video interview with Péter Bergendy, director of the film: https://vimeo.com/658371185 In 1918, towards the end of the First World War, on a battlefield, the German soldier Thomas is left for dead after an artillery explosion, being thrown into the mass grave; however, an older soldier sees him still breathing in the pile of corpses and pulls him out of a flooded trench, where in a semi-conscious state due to the explosion, he had a strange vision:…

Panama’s Abner Benaim’s sophomore narrative feature Plaza Catedral  is a dramatic thriller featuring actress Ilse Salas (The Good Girls, Güeros, Cantinflas) and Manolo Cardona (Narcos). Newcomer Fernando de Casta, who was chosen from over 250 kids who came in for open casting, is also amongst the principal cast. Benaim’s first narrative feature was the 2009 comedy Chance, but has since become a notable documentarian, with 2018’s Ruben Blades Is Not My Name won the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival in the 24 Beats Per Second category and was Panama’s submission for the 91st Academy Awards. Plaza Catedral is…

Tereza 37 , Croatia’s Oscar entry, is the story of a 37 years old Tereza that has been married for a very long time. She lives in Split, city on Croatia’s Adriatic coastline. After several miscarriages, her gynecologist, in attempt to cheer her up, jokes she should try to conceive with a different partner. This remark will shake up her monotonous life and make Tereza start questioning her marriage. She decides to steer things in a new direction. To learn more about making of Tereza 37, we had an interview with Lana Barić , writer and lead actress of the…

The story of THE MACALUSO SISTERS begins in 1985. The Macaluso sisters (Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia and Antonella) are five young, orphaned siblings who live in and work from a shabby rooftop apartment in Palermo, Sicily. They make a living by renting doves out for ceremonies of all manner. Following each gig, the doves return home on their own, by air, naturally. One hot summer, a rare beach outing is planned on a day off from work. Near the close of a day full of enchantment, reverie, and close encounters with secret lovers, a shocking catastrophe transpires. That single event…

In The Man Who Sold His Skin, directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, Tunisian film nominated for Best International Film Oscar, Sam Ali, is a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, who has left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of by the World’s most sulfurous contemporary artist. Turning his own body   into   a  prestigious   piece   of  art,   Sam   will however  come  to  realize  that  his  decision  might  actually  mean anything but freedom. We had the…

Tove directed by Zaida Bergroth , is Finland’s 2021 Oscar entry. Tove is also screened online this weekend at the Scandinavian Film Festival LA. In the midst of her artistic struggles and unconventional personal life, Tove Jansson found worldwide success from an unexpected side project: the creation of the beloved world of the Moomins. Helsinki, 1945. The end of the war brings a new sense of artistic and social freedom for painter Tove Jansson. Tove’s desire for liberty is put to the test when she meets theatre director Vivica Bandler. Her love for Vivica is electric and all-consuming. As she…

“Maryam (22) accidentally kills her husband Nasser (65) and is sentenced to death. The only person who can save her is Mona (37), Nasser’s daughter. All Mona has to do is appear on a popular live TV show and forgive Maryam. But forgiveness proves difficult when they are forced to relive the past.” This is the synopsis of Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness, the latest film by Massoud Bakhshi, and the winner of 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition and the nominee for 2021 Lumières Awards, the French equivalent of Golden Globes. Hamidreza Nassiri has sat down to…

LAST CALL is about the life of Dylan Thomas, the famous Welsh poet and writer, examines his life and loves in New York City in Last Call. a fanciful drama about the last days of a literary legend. Inspired by the real life of a man who was regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influential lyrical poets, Last Call stars Rhys Ifans (The Fantastic Flitcrofts) as Thomas, two-time Academy Award-nominee John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, Places in the Heart) as Thomas’s confidant and enabler, Dr. Felton, and in supporting roles, Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld), Romola Garai (Atonement),…

In Over The Moon, Fei Fei,  a bright young girl fueled with determination and a passion for science, builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. There she ends up on an unexpected quest, and discovers a whimsical land of fantastical creatures. Directed by animation legend Glen Keane, and produced by Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou, Over the Moon is an exhilarating musical adventure about moving forward, embracing the unexpected, and the power of imagination. The film stars Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Sandra Oh, Robert…

Sergio Navarretta’s The Cuban is an independent film with an impressive cast: the legendary Louis Gossett Jr., Canadian rising star Ana Golja, Academy Awards nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, Lauren Holly and Giacomo Gianniotti. To learn more about The Cuban we had an interview with Sergio Navarretta, The Cuban’s director: https://vimeo.com/444742327 In The Cuban, nineteen-year-old Mina Ayoub is a pre-med student who has given up her dream of becoming a singer. Orphaned as a baby in Afghanistan, Mina’s grandfather sent her to Canada at the age of eight to live with a lone aunt, Bano. A former doctor herself, Bano wants nothing…

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