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Jamie Dack’s Sundance Winner ‘Palm Trees and Power Lines’ Triumphs at Torino Film Festival

Southern Californian director Jamie Dack’s coming-of-age drama “Palm Trees and Power Lines” was crowned best film as the 40th edition of the Torino Film Festival wrapped Saturday. The award is worth €18,000 ($18,967). Dack, winner of the Sundance Film Festival directing award in the U.S. Dramatic section, also received Torino’s prize for best script, shared with her co-writer Audrey Findlay. Based on the 2018 short movie of the same name, Dack’s film stars Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Tucker and Lily McInerny, who was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for best breakthrough performance for her role as a 17-year-old who has a life...
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‘EO’ Filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski On Lessons Learned From Robert Bresson – Contenders International

Polish maestro Jerzy Skolimowski calls EO, winner of the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize and just this week the Best Foreign Film award from the New York Film Critics Circle, “practically a road movie” whose POVs from the titular donkey “were the most effective element of the whole filming and editing.” EO is a vision of modern Europe seen through the eyes of a donkey on a stoic journey through a world where disaster and despair alternate with unexpected bliss. From Sideshow & Janus Films, it’s Poland’s entry into the Best International Feature Film Oscar race. RELATED: The Contenders International – Deadline’s Full Coverage Comparisons have been...
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Saudi Arabia Fashion Designers Make Red Carpet Debut At Red Sea Film Festival, Dressing Celebs Such As Elle Macpherson, Alessandra Ambrosini

Saudi Arabia’s emerging fashion design labels have been making their red carpet world premiere over the past few days at the Red Sea International Film Festival, running December 1-10 in the port city of Jeddah. A raft of regional and international celebrity guests has been hitting gala red carpets in local creations, alongside other stars in outfits by long-established luxury brands, in an initiative spearheaded by the country’s fledgeling Fashion Commission. The campaign comes just three years after the country relaxed ultra-strict dress codes stipulating that women had to wear an abaya and cover their hair in public, as part of...

Spike Lee Brings ‘Malcolm X’ Back To Saudi Arabia; Talks Colin Kaepernick Doc, Cameroon Ancestry & Slams American Foundations Based On Slavery – Red Sea Festival

Spike Lee is at Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival in the port city of Jeddah this weekend to present a screening of his Oscar-nominated 1992 epic biopic Malcolm X and participate in an In-Conversation event. The whirlwind trip coincides with the 30th anniversary of the film, which was the first fiction feature to shoot in Mecca, using a Muslim crew to shoot a B-roll for scenes in which the human rights activist makes the Haj pilgrimage to the holy site.  “It was imperative that we shoot, that we film Malcolm’s Haj so we were the first film ever allowed to...

A Week in Middle East Feels Like a Youthquake of Positive Vibes and Monumental Cultural Change

There’s a dance music fest this week in Riyadh with 730,000 attendees headlined by Bruno Mars, who also lit up the opening night of the second annual Red Sea International Film Fest, and Sharon Stone is in Jeddah talking about her vagina. If Variety news reports from RSIFF are scrambling your preconceived notions about film fests, the Middle East, Saudi Arabian culture and American showbiz stars, you aren’t alone in what the head doctors might call “positive disequilibration.” The famed Cannes Croisette has been replaced in Variety dispatches by the Jeddah Corniche, and Oscar winners in attendance this year such as Spike...

‘A Certain Idea of What Cinema Is’: Thierry Frémaux on Buenos Aires’ Cannes Festival Film Week, Lebanon, Other Plans

BUENOS AIRES  — Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness,” Lukas Dhont’s “Close” and the Dardenne brothers ‘Tori and Lokita” screen at this week’s Cannes Festival Film Week in Buenos Aires, which runs Dec. 28 to Dec. 3.  The Week saw another highlight this Tuesday in a masterclass by French actor Vincent Lindon (“The Measure of a Man”), this year’s Cannes jury president, who spoke with bracing honesty about he art and reality of acting in films.  Lindon was interviewed on stage by Argentina’s Santiago Mitre, whose Argentine Oscar entry, “Argentina, 1985,” has had an extraordinary box office run in Argentina this fall, scoring 1.2...
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People of Culture, Yoshimoto Kogyo Team Up to Produce Zombie Mockumentary

East meets West—at least in an apocalyptic future—with the announcement that a Japanese talent agency will be coproducing a new zombie mockumentary with a U.S.-based studio. The deal was sealed this week between Tokyo-based Yoshimoto Kogyo and Los Angeles-based People of Culture Studios. The two companies will be...
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Panama’s International Film Festival opening Gala

The opening gala of the International Film Festival of Panama (IFF Panama) was held on Friday with the screening of Stars at Noon, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was filmed in Panama and directed by Claire Denis seen in the photo, with Pituka de Heilbron, president of IFF Panama. Until Sunday, 16 films will be screened, with national and international guests and a robust educational program to promote the development of the local and regional industry. The venues are: City of Knowledge, La Manzana de Santa Ana, and the Canal Museum.
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Indie Film Crush, Ahead Of ‘Avatar’ & Year End, Puts Arthouse Woes On Back Burner – Specialty Preview

A platoon of titles hits the specialty circuit this weekend, getting in ahead of steamroller Avatar: Way of Water and the year-end deadline for Oscar eligibility. This is a soul-searching, what-lies-ahead moment for a market still much too inconsistent for comfort, but that can be pondered later. At the moment, indie distributors are quite busy “with all these movies, and these plans to release theatrically. We are not going anywhere,” said one executive.
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Panama Film Festival returns with a moderate edition

With one of the most moderate versions in its history, the International Film Festival (IFF) of Panama will screen from this Friday and for three days a selection of 16 films, such as “Stars at noon”, from the French director Claire Denisguest of the show. “We are here...
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MAD Solutions to join Cairo Shorts Film Festival with four films

MAD Solutions has sent four films from its distribution slate to compete in the Official Competition of the fourth Cairo Shorts Film Festival. The screenings will be held at the Artistic Creativity Center, Cinema Al-Hanager, and Al-Hadara Cinema at the Cairo Opera House free of charge. The films are Ward...
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Pedro Almodovar’s Strange Way of Life to premiere at Cannes- Cinema express

Pedro Almodóvar’s upcoming short film Strange Way of Life will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The filmmaker revealed his plans to release the film at Cannes during his appearance at Dua Lipa’s At Your Service podcast. Pedro Almodovar is best known for films like Parallel Mothers,...
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