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Top Ten TFF2018 Mother-Daughter Movies

Top Ten TFF2018 Mother-Daughter Movies

Of the 96 Tribeca Film Festival 2018 feature films, 46% of them are directed by women, the highest percentage in the Festival’s history. And there are 28 female-centric feature films. #TribecaToo. ha. But what struck me as I was watching my way through this year’s screenings is how many films deal specifically with the mother-daughter relationship. Some make that relationship the core subject of the film and others get around to that topic tangentially, and sometimes as an insightful way to end a story — giving context and emotional resonance to the rest of the film.

Tribeca Film Festival 2018 Curtain Raiser

It’s Spring in New York – the time for lovers…of film, and narrative media of all kinds. The city’s cultural-cutting-edge gem, Tribeca Film Festival, takes place April 18 -29 and in keeping with its passion for What’s Next, this year’s 17th annual festival includes not only 99 Feature Films and 55 Short Films (from 39 countries), but also 35 Immersive (virtual reality) Experiences, 21 Tribeca TV presentations, 21 Tribeca Talks, and even Tribeca Games. If you’ve given up going to the movies and opted for streaming media in the comfort of your own home, this is the time to get off the couch and get with this extraordinary program. Helen Highly recommends what to watch at TFF2018.

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Kino! 2018 Interview: Nick Baker-Monteys (The Final Journey)

After Eduard Leander’s wife passed away, despite his daughter’s disapproval, the ninety-two-year-old German sets off in a journey to Ukraine with the hope of finding Svetlana, the only woman he truly loved while fighting the Cossacks against the Red Army during World War II. Leander never talked about his dramatic past. Partially resentfully, his granddaughter

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

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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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2017 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Amit V Masurkar (Newton)

“Newton” delivers a dark comedy about the vulnerable nature of Democracy and it’s execution. India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election. With more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. Newton is an idealistic young office clerk volunteering to be a poll worker. He’s keen to put

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