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So Help Me God: The rawness of reality

So Help Me God: The rawness of reality

Babylon Sisters: Friendship with a hint of Bollywood

Babylon Sisters: Friendship with a hint of Bollywood

The Charmer: In search of your true identity

The Charmer: In search of your true identity

Interview: Milad Alami  • Director

Interview: Milad Alami • Director

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 | Film | Italy

The Charmer: In search of your true identity

The Charmer: In search of your true identity

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Debutant Milad Alami delivers a subtle, chilling drama that presents a completely different take on the crisis surrounding the integration of immigrants into Western societies  

22/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | New Directors

Milad Alami  • Director

Interview: Milad Alami • Director

“Sometimes acceptance comes with a price”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: We chatted to Swedish-Iranian filmmaker Milad Alami, whose feature debut, The Charmer, is currently taking part in New Directors at San Sebastián  

22/09

French "video tax" extended to all digital platforms

French "video tax" extended to all digital platforms

The European Commission has approved a French decree obliging companies such as Netflix and YouTube to pay tax  

22/09 | Industry | France

Natalia Garagiola • Director

Interview: Natalia Garagiola • Director

“It all started with a single image”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Argentine director Natalia Garagiola brings her debut film, Hunting Season, to the Horizontes Latinos section following a prize-winning turn at Venice  

22/09

Submergence: Down into the abyss

Submergence: Down into the abyss

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Veteran director Wim Wenders blends melancholia, mysticism, science and politics in this epic, captivating and tragic romance starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy  

22/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | Competition

Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi  • Directors

Interview: Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi • Directors

“Our work is very much part of our daily life”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Spanish directors Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi are taking their first turn behind the camera with the musical adaptation Holy Camp!  

22/09

The AnimaSyros International Animation Festival expands to mark its 10th anniversary

The AnimaSyros International Animation Festival expands to mark its 10th anniversary

The most important animation festival in Greece is taking place on the island of Syros, focusing on European narratives and expanding its market section  

22/09 | Festivals | Greece

Kheiron’s Mauvaises herbes enters post-production

Kheiron’s Mauvaises herbes enters post-production

Catherine Deneuve, André Dussollier and the director himself topline the cast of this Paiva Films production being sold by StudioCanal  

22/09 | Production | France

Iceland sends Under the Tree to the Oscars

Iceland sends Under the Tree to the Oscars

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s third feature is Iceland’s official candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign-language Film  

22/09 | Oscars 2018 | Iceland

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