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Kino! 2018 Countdown: Sonja Maria Kröner (The Garden)

Kino! 2018 Countdown: Sonja Maria Kröner (The Garden)

In the 1970s, one extended family’s lazy days of idyllic summer are interrupted by simmering rivalries, a foreboding local disappearance, and thorny disagreements about the future. The Garden tells the story of one extended family of adults and children gathering after the funeral of a deceased matriarch not only to commemorate her life but to

Romanian Film ‘Touch Me Not’ Wins Golden Bear At Berlinale 2018

Romanian director Adina Pintilie took the Golden Bear in the 68. Berlinale Film Festival for‘Touch Me Not”. Touch Me Not is about the fear of intimacy and achieving sexual liberation. The film was the unexpected winner selected among 18 films by the international Juri, presided by German director Tom Tykwer. It follows the emotional journey\s

TFF 2017 Review: Buster’s Mal Heart

If there has been a film that everyone at TFF has rave about, this is Buster’s Mal Heart. This big and bold thriller escapes from the clichés of hollywoodesque action movies, to explore bigger and denser layers of surrealism, mockery and metaphysical inquiry. Written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith, Busters Mal Heart explores the

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Filmmaker Interview: Michael Caton-Jones (Urban Hymn)

Set against the backdrop of the 2011 England Riots, “Urban Hymn” follows a neglected and volatile female offender, who possesses an amazing singing voice. Torn between her loyalties toward her inspiring, unconventional care worker and her possessive and volatile best friend, the film is a redemptive coming-of-age story with an all-star cast. Now, with the

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2017 Hot Docs Filmmaker Profile: Kate Brooks (The Last Animals)

Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones to the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos in ‘The Last Animals’ this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis. Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal

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Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Interview: Bryan Buckley (Director/Writer) and Barkhad Abdi ( Actor) – Dabka

‘Dabka” tells the story of Canadian wanna-be journalist Jay (Evan Peters), who after an encounter with his journalist idol (Al Pacino) goes to Somalia to try to capture a unique story of the unraveled Pirates situation in the country’s coast. When naive young journalist arrives in the country, in 2008 the cargo vessel MV Faina

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