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2017 IFFR Interview: Sophie Goyette (Mes nuits feront écho)

2017 IFFR Interview: Sophie Goyette (Mes nuits feront écho)

The lights of the International Film Festival Rotterdam turned off last Sunday and Canadian filmmaker Sophie Goyette walked away with the Bright Future Award and 10.000€ as the jury found that her debut feature length, Mes nuits feront écho, “knitted softly together the different sounds and colors of varied landscapes, countries, generations, passions.” The first thing

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On The Radar: Berlinale 2017

Who said global warming is a myth? Not us. Neither did the Berlin International Film Festival 2017, which is welcoming the cutest polar bear on its poster…or terrifying polar bear. We haven’t decided yet. One of the most atmospheric cities on the continent is about to welcome the 67th edition of its renowned film festival (09/02-18/02). This

2016 IDFA Interview: Peter Entell (Director- Like Dew in the Sun)

All people are the same. The same sun shines over all of us. But people always want something more. – Raisa, a Ukrainian old lady Injustice, anger, hate, protest, war, destruction, death –the never-ending circle of the human race, the one that has been dictating our lives and societies for thousands of years. There is

2016 IDFA Interview: Mette Carla Albrechtsen & Lea Glob (Venus)

  “I blame capitalism”- Mette Carla Albrechtsen And now that I have the attention of both males and females, let’s talk about sexuality. We are trying to retrieve ourselves, our identities, while we are bombarded by brand new information daily- if not hourly. The number of genders is out of hand, and so are the

2016 IDFA Interview: Guido Hendrikx (Director- Stranger In Paradise)

You are not welcome. We don’t want you here. These are, probably, the two sentences that have caused the biggest discomfort during this year’s IDFA. Not because they were addressed to us, the audience, but because they reflect the harsh reality we are all trying to hide under the carpet; we all know at least one

2016 IDFA Interview: Tonislav Hristov (Director- The Good Postman)

A tiny village on the Bulgarian border with Turkey fights against humanity’s failure. “The Great Gate” is a small, Bulgarian village, close to the border with Turkey. In its glorious days, it had hundreds of residents. Nowadays, it counts less than 40, with the majority being elderly. As it is ironically stated by its name, the

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