Hilarious gallows humor shows the warped and cutting sense of humor and perception of humanity of Radu Jude!

Shambala, the apotheosis of a little boy who reaches the highest point in the development of belief as taught to him by his grandfather.

The 15th Annual German Currents Film Festival will take place Oct. 22nd — 31st as a hybrid eventwith in-person events in Los Angeles and virtual screenings bringingaward-winning German film and engaging panels to audiences in the USA.

The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) brings the best of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region’s wealth of filmmakers, strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. This year’s festival will run from November 1 to 11 at the Landmark Theatre: 10850 West Pico Blvd, LA. See you soon!

KINO! Film Salon. Each month we choose a German film or series currently available to stream, watch it independently, and come together for a hosted conversation with other fans of German film.

Silver has created an elegant picture which by its very charm kept it out of the mainstream “New American Cinema” movement then underway in the 1970s when it was made. The star, Carol Kane was nominated at the 48th Academy Awards for Best Actress and the film was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2011. It has now been newly restored on 4K and is showing in theaters.

I know, I am super late. Toronto, Venice and Telluride have already begun and I have not written about this year’s Cannes, which was like no other; and no other will be like this year’s again.

Spike Lee, President of Cannes Jury on this year’ poster

Sahraa Karimi, the Afghani director of the 2019 Venice premiering film, ‘Hava, Maryam, Ayesha’ and the current President of the Afhan Film Organization, the state’s film company, and its first female president, pleads with the world to stand against the Taliban’s rule which will eliminate the voice of women and all free expression.

Sahraa Karimi and Sahra Mani by AP

To All the #Film_Communities in The World and Who Loves Film and Cinema! I write to you with a broken heart and a deep hope that you can join me in protecting my beautiful people, especially filmmakers from the Taliban. #Share it please, don’t be #silent.

Sydney Levine

Sydney’s 40+ years in international film business include exec positions in acquisitions, twice selling FilmFinders, the 1st film database, teaching & writing.

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