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Drive My Car wins the Oscar for the Best International Film. Other nominees were FLEE, Denmark, THE HAND OF GOD Italy, LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM, Bhutan and THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD Norway. https://vimeo.com/692922493 A sad and bad choice at the presence of THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD, a much better movie and at the absence of the best international film of the year A HERO by Asghar Farhadi. It’s a shame for the academy and their voters.

Film Movement Classics has acquired North American rights to 2K digital restorations of Asghar Farhadi’s first two features Dancing in the Dust and Beautiful City, which have been signed off on by the two-time Oscar winner himself. Both restored dramas will be released theatrically this year, with a release on all heading home entertainment and digital platforms to follow. In Farhadi’s 2003 feature directorial debut Dancing in the Dust, Nazar (Yousef Khodaparast) is pressured into divorcing his wife (Baran Kosari) because of her family’s bad reputation. This leads to money problems, and before long, he’s on the run due to…

The Dress, directed by Tadeusz Łysiak and the winner of 2020 Bridging The Borders Award at the 21th edition of Polish Film Festival, LA has been nominated by Academy Awards for the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar. The Dress is a film that bravely shines a light on the cruelty of our world towards those whose physical appearance is different. This well-crafted film tells the story of Julia, a maid at a roadside motel who has lived a lonely life, accustomed to scorn for being ‘a little person’. When she is asked on a date, the filmmakers masterfully demonstrate…

Recently we moved our office phones for Cinema Without Borders into T-Mobile and we found out that they are offering basic package of NETFLIX and one year of Apple TV for most of their packages. This means a big saving and having access to tens of thousands of movies and TV series. Interesting enough, by paying only $5 a month, you can upgrade your free NETFLIX account to a four user one. 5G speed on T-Mobile network is also incredibly fast, a great news for young filmmaker that use online production tools. What also impressed us was the friendly customer…

Film Movement Plus November premieres and highlights are as follows: Friday, November 5 A FILM MOVEMENT PLUS EXCLUSIVE: THE NOTHING FACTORY Director Pedro Pinho One night, a group of workers realizes that their administration has organized the stealing of machines from their factory. They soon understand that this is the first signal of a massive layoff. Most of them refuse to cooperate during the individual negotiations and they start to occupy their workplace. So when the administration vanishes to their great surprise, they’re left with a half-empty factory and new desires start to emerge.in this wildly inventive drama that debuted…

Last week at the 2021 Lucas International Festival for Young Film Lovers in Germany, the Cinema Without Borders jury announced the winners of the MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award, as well as their Honorable Mention . Here is the video report of the MOZAIK Bridging the Borders Award announcement at 2021 LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers. Keely Badger, a jury member and Executive Director of MOZAIK Philanthropy, the sponsor of our award, announces the award winners and then we watch the award acceptance speeches of the directors that shared 2021 MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award https://vimeo.com/627882872 Here…

If a handful of people who all saw The Velvet Underground in the ’60s went out and started bands, how many of the people who watched Todd Haynes documentary at Cannes will go out and make their own movies? It turns out that Haynes film “rips,” as Indiewire critic David Ehrlich put it in a tweet, with critics praising the film’s unconventional approach to the rock doc, working around how little footage of the Velvets actually exists, not to mention even archival interviews with members of the band while they were still alive. But the film also avoids being a strict…

The 74th Cannes Film Festival has unveiled its jury which includes five women; a majority in the nine-person group including President Spike Lee. The jury includes French-Senegalese actor-director Mati Diop whose 2019 movie Atlantics took home the Grand Prix from the festival; Crazy Heart Oscar nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, French Inglorious Basterds actress Mélanie Laurent, Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner and French singer Mylène Farmer. Rounding out the jury are French actor and recent Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated The Mauritanian actor Tahar Rahim, Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho and South Korean actor Song Kang-Ho who starred in the 2019 Cannes…

Burbank, CA – June 17th, 2021: Today, Cinema Without Borders announced jury members  for MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award for  the 2021 Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival. The Bridging The Borders Award at the 2021 Palm ShortFest will be given to the most successful film in bringing the people of our world closer together. MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award  is presented by Cinema Borders and award sponsored and prize provided by MOZAIK. The winner of Bridging the Borders Award will receive a cash prize of $2500. Cinema Without Borders’ jury members to decide the 2021 winner of the MOZAIK…

The Cannes Film Festival returns this year for its 74th edition, running from July 6 to 17 after the Covid-19 pandemic deprived the world’s leading film festival of its 2020 edition. A slew of past Palme d’Or winners and arthouse favorites are set to return to Cannes as organizers announced the official selections for the competition on Thursday. Among the 24 directors whose films are heading to the Cote d’Azur are Sean Penn for his new film “Flag Day”, Italy’s Nanni Moretti with “Tri Piani” and France’s Jacques Audiard with “Les Oympiades”. They join three big auteurs that had already…

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