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Kim Ki-Duk film to open Venice Fest sidebar showcase

Venice Days was inaugurated in 2004
Sidebar event promotes greater ties between filmmaker and audience

Now on his twentieth film South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk has chosen Venice Days for the international debut of his latest effort, "One on One" (original title, Il-dae-il), which has just come out in South Korea. Anticipation for this new film is running high, just one year after the director's Moebius, one of the most controversial premieres at last year's Venice Film Festival. Already ... more >

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We are the best

Fun and lighthearted
Mira Barkhammar and Mira Grosin
Directed by Lukas Moodysson

First seen in the Orizonti section of the 2013 Venice Film Festival this portrait of two young punk girls at the peak of their adolescent years makes for a compelling and fun drama about female friendship. Swedish director Lukas Moodysson of "A hole in my heart" fame (2004) hadn’t directed anything since "Mammoth” which he took to Berlin in 2009 and was received rather coolly. He is making a ... more >

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CANNES FESTIVAL – BILGE CEYLAN HANDED PALME D’OR

His "Winter Sleep" more than deserved it
Some disappointments, an even bigger triumph
Closing ceremony lasted 45 minutes

The 67th Cannes Festival was capped with a lively closing ceremony last night. There were tears, there was comedy and there was scandal. Some of the night's victories were well-deserved—Timothy Spall's winning of the best actor prize was a fait accompli, his turn as the British painter Turner in Mike Leigh's romanticized biopic rating well above par. Xavier Dolan sharing his prize with French new ... more >

Godard’s letter to Frémaux

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan Press Conference

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CANNES – Clouds of Sils Maria

Not the director's best work
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart
Directed by Olivier Assayas

For an unbeatable view of the Swiss Alps and their picture-perfect mountaintops see the “Clouds of Sils Maria.” This new film by French director Olivier Assayas (“Summer hours,” “Carlos”) shot entirely within the idyllic spreads of rural Switzerland puts in focus the coming undone of Maria Enders, an older actress (played by Juliette Binoche) who is confronted by her past when an actress half her ... more >

White Dog

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