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Interview: Pirjo Honkasalo (Director – ‘Concrete Night’)

Interview: Pirjo Honkasalo (Director – ‘Concrete Night’)

‘Concrete Night,’ Finland’s official entry into the 87th Annual Academy Awards‘ foreign language film category, is a dreamlike odyssey through beautiful Helsinki over the course of one night. The film, based on a 1981 novel by Finnish author Pirkko Saisio, centers on a 14-year-old boy named Simo (Johannes Brotherus), who is still searching for a sense of

Roundtable Interview: Kathryn Altman (Wife of Robert Altman), Bob Balaban (Actor, Friend and Collaborator with Robert Altman) – ‘Altman’

Ron Mann‘s new documentary “ALTMAN” is an in-depth look at the life and times of filmmaker Robert Altman (M*A*S*H, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, The Player, Gosford Park, and many more.) While refusing to bow down to Hollywood’s conventions, or its executives, Altman’s unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him world-wide

International Festival Hit ‘Out in the Dark’ Coming to NYC Screens September 27th

Following a year as a critical darling on the festival circuit, ‘Out in the Dark‘ is finally coming to US theaters on September 27th.   The film had its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, where The Hollywood Reporter praised the “gripping feature debut” as “sensual and suspenseful.”  ‘Out in the Dark’ went on to

Review: ‘Comrade Kim Goes Flying’

Directed by Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans, Kim Gwang Hun Written by Sing Myong-Sik & Kim Chol Staring Han Jong-sim, Pak Chung-Guk, Ri Yong-Ho “Comrade Kim Goes Flying” is the first movie of its kind. Co-financed by Western producers and helmed by directors Kim Gwang Hun (North Korean), Nicholas Bonner (English), and Anja Daelemans (Belgian), it

Interview: Nicholas Bonner (Co-Director – ‘Comrade Kim Goes Flying’)

A delightful, winning, life-affirming fable about a young coal miner’s pursuit of her dream to become an acrobat, ‘Comrade Kim Goes Flying‘ marks a milestone in film history: it is the first collaboration of its kind made entirely in North Korea. This charming film wears its heavy historical mantle with grace, weaving a lovely, light-hearted