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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

Filmmaker Interview: Jon Manning (Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe)

‘Glitter Tribe’ is a documentary feature about the passion and personalities at the heart of today’s new wave of burlesque. On stage and in candid conversation, twelve of today’s hottest performers reveal the naked truth about an exotic world where artifice is a route to authenticity and pretending to be someone else is the ultimate

TFF 2016 Review: My Blind Brother

Helen Highly Recommends Sophie Goodhart’s My Blind Brother as Shrewd Romantic Comedy: Tribeca 2016 “I’m a superficial narcissist” “I’m lazy and judgmental.” This is how the two romantic leads in My Blind Brother introduce themselves to each other, and I fell in love with them both immediately. Then, when they both reveal that they perversely wish

TFF 2016 Review: After Spring

The worldwide refugee crisis has displaced a record 60 million people from their homes — the most since the end of World War II. Syria’s civil war alone is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee

Las 5 películas latinas del Festival de Autor de Barcelona que no te puedes perder

Los cinéfilos de Barcelona tienen una cita ineludible en las próximas semanas. Entre el 21 de Abril y el Domingo 1 de Mayo, la capital catalana vivirá la sexta edición de su Festival de Cine de Autor, en el que cada año se presentan las propuestas cinematográficas más atrevidas y personales. Algunas, con nombres conocidos

Filmmaker Interview: Adam Weber (Tomorrow We Disappear)

Tomorrow We Disappear chronicles the last days of Kathputli, the mysterious hand-built artist colony first discovered in Salman Rushdie’s iconic Midnight Children. Hidden in the alleyways of New Delhi, a community of magicians, acrobats and puppeteers approach their looming eviction to make way for a modern skyscraper. Bound together by tradition and impending gentrification, this

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