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CPH:DOX 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Petr Lom (Burma Storybook)

CPH:DOX 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Petr Lom (Burma Storybook)

Burma Storybook is a creative documentary about a country emerging from years of dictatorship, told through Burmese poetry. The film circles around the story of the country’ s most famous dissident poet alive today, as he waits for his long-lost son to return home, having inspired fellow prisoners and younger generations to take up the

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CPH:DOX Unveils Full 2017 Program

Dealing with the complete transformation of our common reality and current world order, CPH:DOX is back with their first spring edition ever. Taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-26 March, CPH:DOX is a reflection, a comeback and a counter-attack on behalf of art, our common reality and truth. A massive attack in the form of

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Berlinale 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Neil Triffett (Emo: The Musical)

Emo Ethan has just been expelled from private-school after attempting suicide in the courtyard. On his first day at his new school – the dilapidated Seymour High – he meets Trinity, a totally naive but cute Christian girl who is desperate to convert him to Jesus. But joining the Christian evangelists is the last thing

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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CPH:DOX Announces ‘Last Men In Aleppo’ 2017 Opening Night Film

Having just received the Grand Jury Documentary Prize at Sundance last week, ‘Last Men in Aleppo’ will now open the 2017 CPH:DOX Documentary Festival. The 15 March screening marks the European Premiere of the acclaimed documentary, as CPH:DOX brings its 14th lineup across Denmark. The date also marks exactly 6 years since the Syrian revolution started,

Pedro Almodóvar Announced As 70th Festival de Cannes Jury President

Celebrating its 70th edition in May, the Festival de Cannes has announced world class, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar will serve as president of its 2017 jury. Five of his films – All About My Mother, Volver, Broken Embraces, The Skin I Live In, and Julieta – have all featured in competition at the festival, while, Bad

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