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On the Screen  

In the Shadow of Women                               Love in the City of Lights                                                     In today's Paris, Philippe Garrel writes and directs the perfect Valentine to the Nouvelle Vague, and then some.  Pierre and Manon are documentary filmmakers who interview a hero from the French Resistance.  Is his history enough to keep them together as husband and wife, or even as filmmaking partners?  Find out at Laemmle's Royal, West Los Angeles more…

Naji Abu Nowar’s Winner                            Theeb under the Desert Stars                                Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, this debut feature made with first-time actors paints Jordan as an inviting horizon for many films to come.  History, adventure, and politics confront a Bedouin boy as he grows to fit his tall legacy in the Arabia of 1916 where Turks, Brits, and revolutionaries challenge his very survival more…

Behind the Scenes

Komandarev’s The Judgment             Between Heaven and Hell in Bulgaria                         Best Foreign Language Film Oscar contender Stephan Komandarev talks about making his second feature film, its source in his documentaries, and the flow of economic immigrants  to Bulgaria and the EU as war and loss of work push them from more

Hou Hsiao-Hsien and The Assassin            A Director for Our Times …and Others               Winner of the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Hou Hsiao-Hsien has written, directed, and produced a work from Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong that is martial arts cinema as never seen before.  A wuxia film from the Tang Dynasty begs quiet contemplation, poetic appreciation, and spiritual meditation Taoism for the screen more…

 

 

 

 



 

Close-Up on Festivals

The Fencer Is a Contender                           Klaus Härö’s Back in Town                                    For his 5th feature, the Scandinavian director finds himself neither in his native Finland nor in Sweden, where he has often worked, but in Estonia, with a new drama on new turf but with his old love of children intact and a dose of history under Stalin.  Vying for an Oscar and a Golden Globe more…


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…


 


 

 

Kino-Arts in Focus

Les Ballets Jazz Montréal                            At the Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz                           In Los Angeles for just two shows, October 6th and 7th, one of Canada’s most well established and highly reputed dance companies will perform works by several choreographers ranging from neo-classical ballet to urban street dance and drawing from theatre as well as folk and jazz traditions in music more…


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…


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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