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On the Screen  

Zaza Urushadze’s Tangerines                       A Paean to Peace                                                     A joint effort between Estonian producer Ivo Felt and Georgian co-producer, director, and writer Zaza Urushadze, set in the heart of Abkhazia, brings a powerful submission to the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes alike as it re-thinks the war-film genre within the pastoral setting of a long history of Estonian farmers and winemakers in Abkhazia more…

Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja                                A Patagonian Fábula                                              Viggo Mortensen talks about producing, playing the leading role, and composing the score for his second film made in Argentina.  Fluent in Spanish and Danish, and an old friend of the film’s screenwriter, poet Fabián Casas, he adds a new touch to Alonso’s prize-winning oeuvre with his acting, music, and dialogue more…

Behind the Scenes

Jacopo Giacopuzzi — Bravissimo!            A Pianist Performs at the IIC                                 The Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles packed its concert hall on June 11th for a superb recital by a “gentleman from Verona” on the center’s Fazioli piano, offering classical music from the Romantic and Modern periods alike, by Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Poulenc, Sancan, and the Ukrainian classical-jazz composer Nikolai Kapustin more...

Alix Delaporte Gives a Master Class       She Brings French Finesse to COLCOA               With its North American Premiere on April 28th, The Last Hammer Blow won the Critics Award by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association jury at the 19th annual COLCOA French Film Festival.  At a press talk Delaporte explained how to spin emotions from a lean plot and often wordless script more…

Close-Up on Festivals

Bota Shines at SEEfest                                   Albania’s Cinematic Treasure                                The 10th Annual South East European Film Festival  showed 47 films in Los Angeles.  Two awards went to Iris Elezi and Thomas Logoreci for their lyrical confrontation with history in their debut  more…


Will It Snow for Christmas?                            A New Classic at COLCOA                                   Sandrine Veysset’s debut feature, widely lauded when it first appeared in 1996 and already deemed a classic of French cinema, is not to be missed at the 2015 COLCOA French Film Festival, April 20-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles more…

Kino-Arts in Focus

35th Annual Baroque Music Festival        Bach and More, Period-Style                            From June 21-28, the Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar offered five concerts performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his peers, including two of his Brandenburg concertos but also shaking the dust off of some of his masterworks we seldom hear.  Enhanced by Artistic Director Elizabeth Blumenstock's program notes beside her exquisite violin performances more…


Prints and Impressions                                   Mansions and Music with PCM                             Pasadena Conservatory of Music is showcasing its one-time faculty member, Esther Yune, PhD in its March 22nd solo piano recital of Debussy and Ravel in a private Mediterranean hillside residence offering a lush setting for the Impressionistic repertory  more...

The Top Shelf

50 Years of Contempt                                   Godard’s Valentine to Cinema                                 In his 6th feature film, Jean-Luc Godard critiqued the marketplace of cinema and the narcissism of love in a language vitally new in filmmaking history.  From Rome to Capri, we follow his irresistible journey to sadness when Laemmle Theaters (Jan.17-23) and the American Cinematheque (Mar.1) bring us  Rialto’s striking new print of this classic of world cinema more...


Eric Rohmer's “Six Moral Tales”              An American Cinematheque Tribute                        Tucked away complacently in his Parisian home under the pseudonym “Eric Rohmer,” and noted for spending years without a phone, a car, or even a taxi ride from time to time, but with family, faith, and a firm devotion to nature, cinema, and its related arts, Eric Rohmer presented us with many paradoxes more...




The Lady with the Dog                                       Pure Cinema at the Black Sea                                  In 1960 Iosif Heifitz knew that Anton Chekhov’s short stories were really films waiting to happen more



Digital Releases


It's Winter                                                               The Enigma of Rafi Pitts
It’s not every day that a screenwriter/director who studied in London and lives in Paris chooses to more...



Between the Covers 


Life Comes to the Screen                                   The Arts and Cultures of Iran                                             Anyone who has ever doubted that a country like Iran could develop its own film industry should be more...



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

















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