INTERVIEW: ‘The Double Hour’ director Giuseppe Capotondi

Posted by · 3:33 pm · May 3rd, 2011

With this year’s Cannes circus just a week away, now is as good a time as any to point out the strangely hobbled journey taken by so many festival films to our cinema screens. For all the concentrated media attention and occasional trophies lavished upon arthouse titles at Cannes, Sundance and the like, the festival […]

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Thoughts on the Venice winners

Posted by · 5:51 pm · September 12th, 2009

Okay, so I was mainly off the mark. When it comes to guessing festival awards, I usually am. But at the same time, few of the selections revealed tonight by Ang Lee’s jury at the closing ceremony of the Venice Film Festival really surprise me. It was clear that Samuel Maoz’s “Lebanon” would walk away […]

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‘Lebanon’ wins Venice’s Golden Lion

Posted by · 1:01 pm · September 12th, 2009

Guy will comment further on these winners later, but for now, just the facts: INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY Golden Lion: “Lebanon” (Samuel Maoz) Silver Lion (Best Director): “Women Without Men” (Shirin Neshat) Grand Jury Prize: “Soul Kitchen” (Fatih Akin) Best Actor: Colin Firth, “A Single Man” Best Actress: Ksenia Rappoport, “The Double Hour” Marcello Mastroianni Prize […]

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