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ALA EDDINE SLIM : “In Tunisia, the army remains this hidden monster” (INTERVIEW)

Slim has won awards at the Thessaloniki and Venice Festivals

Born in Soussa, Tunisia thirty-seven years ago, a consumer mainly of ninja and Jean-Claude Van Damme VHS movies as a teenager Ala Eddine Slim came into cinema upon discovering, not without thrills, "The Sunchaser” [1996] by Michael Cimino on television, "on a Thursday evening after Special Reporter." For the last ten years he has run, along with a few close friends, a kind of collective derived ... more >

[2012] VENICE MOSTRA | Kurosawa leads the way

A lukewarm start in Venice

Stormy skies have threatened to overflow the lagoon and the part of this year’s Selection that’s already been screened is stoking an enthusiasm that’s mitigated. It’s near the end of the festival and this 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival is still struggling to gain traction and also get in step with the bold ambitions of its new artistic director, Alberto Barbera. And yet this year’s ... more >