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Silent Night wins the Golden Lions at Gdynia

Silent Night wins the Golden Lions at Gdynia

Love Me Not: Demoralising a moribund society

Love Me Not: Demoralising a moribund society

46 Italian films being showcased in Annecy

46 Italian films being showcased in Annecy

The Helsinki Film Festival takes more than 60,000 admissions

The Helsinki Film Festival takes more than 60,000 admissions

Female directors take centre stage in the second 2017 session of Belgium's Film Selection Committee

Female directors take centre stage in the second 2017 session of Belgium's Film Selection Committee

The Wallonia-Brussels Federation’s Film Selection Committee is throwing its weight behind 20 new features at the writing, development or production stage  

26/09 | Funding | Belgium

Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra has been put forward by Italy for the Oscar

Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra has been put forward by Italy for the Oscar

Winner of the Europa Cinemas Label award at the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes 2017, the film boasts Martin Scorsese as an executive producer  

26/09 | Oscar 2018 | Italy

The Family: An extraordinary protagonist in even more extraordinary circumstances

The Family: An extraordinary protagonist in even more extraordinary circumstances

Rok Biček's magnum opus is an uncompromising piece of cinéma vérité that was ten years in the making  

26/09 | Films | Slovenia/Austria

Gilles Coulier  • Director

Interview: Gilles Coulier • Director

“I’ve always been intrigued by family bonds”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: We talked to Belgium’s Gilles Coulier to discuss the story and themes behind his feature debut, Cargo, screening in New Directors  

26/09

Four projects are vying for a good result at this year’s Ikusmira Berriak

Four projects are vying for a good result at this year’s Ikusmira Berriak

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: The support programme for films in development is once again backing rookie directors unafraid to explore new cinematic languages  

26/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | Industry

Constantin Popescu  • Director

Interview: Constantin Popescu • Director

“It wouldn’t hurt if filmmakers received more support from the authorities”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: We met up with Romanian director Constantin Popescu, whose third feature, Pororoca, is competing in the Official Selection of the Basque festival  

26/09

Marco Bellocchio brings the Aldo Moro case to the small screen

Marco Bellocchio brings the Aldo Moro case to the small screen

Entitled Esterno notte, Bellocchio's first series will be a "reverse shot" of Good Morning, Night, and will tell the story of Aldo Moro from a new perspective  

26/09 | Television | Italy

Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño • Directors

Interview: Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño • Directors

“The biggest challenge was having a giant for a main character”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Basque filmmaking duo Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño present Giant, a period drama that recounts the true story of the so-called "Giant of Altzo", who lived in the 19th century  

25/09

Pororoca: A rare, quiet and compelling Romanian thriller

Pororoca: A rare, quiet and compelling Romanian thriller

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Constantin Popescu packs a punch in his story about how loss turns into obsession  

26/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | Competition

Princesita: Full of grace

Princesita: Full of grace

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: In her courageous second film, Marialy Rivas takes aim at paedophilia and religious sects by immersing us in one young girl’s living nightmare  

25/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | New Directors

Silent Night wins the Golden Lions at Gdynia

Silent Night wins the Golden Lions at Gdynia

Piotr Domalewski’s debut feature has won the top prize at the 42nd edition of the Polish Film Festival  

26/09 | Festivals | Poland

Love Me Not: Demoralising a moribund society

Love Me Not: Demoralising a moribund society

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Greek filmmaker Alexandros Avranas offers a glimpse of the death of morality in a decadent society thrown into financial and ethical crisis  

26/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | Competition

Manuel Martín Cuenca • Director

Interview: Manuel Martín Cuenca • Director

“Thanks to Netflix, more people will be able to enjoy my film”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Spain's Manuel Martín Cuenca makes a fresh bid for the Golden Shell with The Motive, winner of the FIPRESCI prize at the recent Toronto International Film Festival  

25/09

46 Italian films being showcased in Annecy

46 Italian films being showcased in Annecy

The 35th edition of the Annecy Italian Film Festival kicks off today, boasting 33 French premieres and a mouthwatering programme  

25/09 | Festivals | France

The Hellenic Broadcasting Company supports 16 film projects

The Hellenic Broadcasting Company supports 16 film projects

The Greek public TV station is backing 16 Greek and international co-productions in its first round of financing for this year  

25/09 | Funding | Greece

Francesco Giai Via  • Artistic director, Annecy Italian Film Festival

Interview: Francesco Giai Via • Artistic director, Annecy Italian Film Festival

"A festival with a strong identity"

We met up with Francesco Giai Via, the new artistic director of the Annecy Italian Film Festival  

25/09

Jean Libon and Yves Hinant  • Directors

Interview: Jean Libon and Yves Hinant • Directors

"The horrifying is often horrendously funny"

SAN SEBASTIAN 2017: We met up with Belgian filmmakers Jean Libon and Yves Hinant, whose first feature film, So Help Me God, is competing in the Official Selection at the Basque festival  

25/09

The Helsinki Film Festival takes more than 60,000 admissions

The Helsinki Film Festival takes more than 60,000 admissions

Naoko Ogigami’s Close-Knit won the Audience Award, while Selma Vilhunen’s upcoming Stupid Young Heart was named Most Promising Film  

25/09 | Festivals | Finland

Blue My Mind: A charming yet dangerous emotional rollercoaster

Blue My Mind: A charming yet dangerous emotional rollercoaster

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Zürich-born actress-cum-director Lisa Brühlmann presents her intriguing debut feature film at the San Sebastián International Film Festival (New Directors section)  

25/09 | San Sebastian 2017 | New Directors

Memoir of Pain: The face of suffering

Memoir of Pain: The face of suffering

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: French filmmaker Emmanuel Finkiel delves into the life of Marguerite Duras, adapting her 1985 novel into a sombre, pensive and impressionistic film  

25/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | Competition

Holy Camp!: Sing, go with the flow and be happy

Holy Camp!: Sing, go with the flow and be happy

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi present a faithful big-screen adaptation of their cult stage musical, brimming with youthful rebellion and the compulsion to forge one’s own path  

25/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | TVE Gala

Alexandros Avranas  • Director

Interview: Alexandros Avranas • Director

“Sadism is a good way to talk about the end of morality”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: We talked to Greek director Alexandros Avranas about the sheer extremity of Love Me Not, screening in San Sebastián’s Official Selection  

25/09

Lisa Brühlmann  • Director

Interview: Lisa Brühlmann • Director

“Because I was an actor, I try to give my actors what I would have needed: space”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: We chatted to Swiss filmmaker Lisa Brühlmann about her feature debut, Blue My Mind, which is currently taking part in New Directors at the San Sebastián Film Festival  

25/09

So Help Me God: The rawness of reality

So Help Me God: The rawness of reality

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Jean Libon and Yves Hinant, the Belgian duo behind the series Strip-Tease, deliver their first unconventionally realistic documentary feature, which is far from politically correct  

25/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | Competition

Babylon Sisters: Friendship with a hint of Bollywood

Babylon Sisters: Friendship with a hint of Bollywood

Documentary filmmaker Gigi Roccati sheds light on ethnic diversity in a rundown suburb of Trieste. In cinemas from 28 September thanks to Lo Scrittoio  

22/09 | Films | Italy

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