Author: Elsa Keslassy

Q&A: ‘Cameraperson’ Director Kirsten Johnson on Stereotypes, Violence & Immortality
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Q&A: ‘Cameraperson’ Director Kirsten Johnson on Stereotypes, Violence & Immortality

Johnson: Kathy Leichter Kirsten Johnson, the critically-aclaimed cinematographer behind some of the most impactful and revealing documentaries in recent history – from “Fahrenheit 9/11? to “Darfur Now,””Citizenfour” and “The Invisible War” — stroke a chord with “Cameraperson,” an unconventional, enlightening and utterly personal documentary featuring raw footage captured by Johnson […]

Lucas Belvaux’s ‘This Is Our Land’ Rocks the Boat in France, Angers Far-Right Leaders
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Lucas Belvaux’s ‘This Is Our Land’ Rocks the Boat in France, Angers Far-Right Leaders

Jean-Claude Lother One of France’s rare movies examining homegrown populism and the country’s own brand of far-right politics in a non-comical way, Lucas Belvaux’s “This is Our Land” has managed to rock the boat even before its theatrical release next month. The movie, which portrays a charismatic 30-something single mother […]

‘101-Year-Old Man,’ ‘Giant,’ ‘My Aunt in Sarajevo’ Lead Sweden’s Guldbagge Nominations
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‘101-Year-Old Man,’ ‘Giant,’ ‘My Aunt in Sarajevo’ Lead Sweden’s Guldbagge Nominations

Courtesy of Beofilm “The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared” is leading the Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s equivalent to the Oscars, with eight nominations. Directed by Felix Herngren and Mans Herngren, “The 101-Year-Old Man” is competing for best film, director, actress and actor. The movie is the […]

Gaumont Television Appoints Vanessa Shapiro as President of Worldwide Distribution
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Gaumont Television Appoints Vanessa Shapiro as President of Worldwide Distribution

Courtesy of Gaumont Television PARIS- Gaumont Television has appointed Vanessa Shapiro as president of worldwide distribution. The L.A.-based division is boasting a slate which includes Narcos”‘s seasons 3 and 4 (currently in pre-production) and the animated series “Do, Re & Mi.” Based in Los Angeles, Shapiro will spearhead all sales […]

‘Divines’ Director Houda Benyamina on a Journey to Break Glass Ceiling in France
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‘Divines’ Director Houda Benyamina on a Journey to Break Glass Ceiling in France

Jerome Mars/JDD/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock Since scooping up the Camera d’Or in Cannes with her directorial debut “Divines,” Houda Benyamina, the ambitious 36-year-old French-Moroccan – one of France’s rare Arab female filmmakers of North African origin — has become one of the country’s hottest emerging directors. “Divines,” which was picked up by Netflix […]

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Turkey Nightclub Attack, Bollywood Producer Among Victims
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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Turkey Nightclub Attack, Bollywood Producer Among Victims

Copyright: Jodi Hilton/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock UPDATED: ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terror attack that killed 39 people and injured 69 in a prominent Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve. The victims included 49-year-old Bollywood producer Abis Rizvi. “In continuation of the blessed operations that Islamic State is conducting against the protector […]

Gaumont Path’e Theater Chain Acquire EuropaCorp’s Multiplex Business
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Gaumont Path’e Theater Chain Acquire EuropaCorp’s Multiplex Business

PARIS- Cin’emas Gaumont Path’e, a leading theater circuit in France, Netherlands and Switzerland, has acquired EuropaCorp’s multiplex business. EuropaCorp’s exhibition activity comprises its A’eroville multiplex in Tremblay-en-France (near Paris’s Charles de Gaulles Airport) and the La Joliette multiplex project in Marseilles. The deal has just been cleared and completed, after […]