New York Film Festival Puts Tradition Into Turnaround To Meet The Drive-In Moment

The differences between the 2019 edition — which also included Parasite, Joker, Uncut Gems and Marriage Story — and the 2020 experience could hardly be more stark. For Hernandez, though, there is an appealing opportunity for the festival to reach wider audiences, even after the pandemic subsides. He recalled his first trip to Lincoln Center […]

Drive-In ‘Lovers Rock’: A NY Film Festival Unlike Any Other Honks Opening Horn

This opening night kicked off the biggest U.S. fest to proceed during the pandemic after other events had to cancel. It followed Venice and Toronto in continuing on in altered form. Predictably, it felt worlds apart from last year. That festival world-premiered Netflix’s The Irishman, its star-laden after-party so packed that Ted Sarandos could barely […]

Venice Film Festival Calls For Journalists To Hold Reviews Until Public Screenings

It’s not immediately clear whether this embargo extends to interviews and social media commentary. Neither is there any word on potential punishments for breaking the embargo. I have reached out to the festival and will update as soon as I hear back. The festival’s press screening timetable has moved around somewhat this year which could further […]

Film Review: Steve McQueen’s New York Film Festival Opener ‘Lovers Rock’

Music, sex and, to a lesser degree, getting wasted combine to provide the main focus to this literal table-setter; it’s a modest, amiable but entirely unremarkable introduction to a scene and community that are dealt with in far more serious and political ways in the four longer subsequent entries. Minor behavioral and musical pleasures dot […]

Toronto Film Festival Jury Winners: ‘Martin Eden’, ‘Murmur’, ‘How To Build A Girl’

“A politically and philosophically provocative story told with extraordinary cinematic invention and grace, this film reaffirms a faith that is easy to lose in 2019: that the cinema we know is an iceberg with nine-tenths still remaining to be discovered,” the jury said. “This is a classic story told in a novel manner that dips […]

Hanoi, HCM City host science film festival

A wide assortment of films in the following five catergories to serve all age groups but with a focus on content for young audiences including family entertainment; ecology & environment; natural science, life science & technology; non-verbal & science shorts and culture & history.  VNS

Hamptons Int’l Film Festival Honors ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’ At 28th Event

Farewell Amor, directed by Ekwa Msangi, was awarded the New York Women in Film & Television Award for Directing which comes with a $2,000 prize. Coded Bias, directed by Shalini Kantayya, was awarded the New York Women in Film & Television Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking, and a $1,000 cash prize.

‘Art is therapy’: Richa Chadha treats theatre lovers with ‘magic’ clips of Chaplin Concert from El Gouna Film Festival

Taking place in the marvelous resort town of El Gouna located on the Red Sea, Egypt, the fourth edition of El Gouna Film Festival is being held from October 23 to October 31, 2020. The mission of this cultural exchange is to showcase a wide variety of films for a passionate and knowledgeable audience and […]

Interview: Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival big success under anti-coronavirus measures: manager

“This edition put us in another place, because we are among just a few film festivals around the world which have organized physical editions since the outbreak of the pandemic,” al-Tamimi said, noting many international film festivals were either postponed, cancelled or switched to online screening because of the pandemic.

Steve McQueen On Capturing The Joys & Struggles With Racism Of London’s ’70s Black West Indies Culture In NYFF Opening Night Film ‘Lovers Rock’

MCQUEEN: Well, the 17 pages of dialogue in Bobby Sands was all written and planned, but that was all about a John McEnroe – Jimmy Connors tennis match, with different styles. One is a serve and volleyer, the other a baseline player. Two people wanting to win, one with a long game, one a short […]