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The film world’s big beasts, including Terrence Malick, Ken Loach and Werner Herzog, have their new films premiering in May at the Cannes film festival, it has been announced – but Quentin Tarantino’s will be conspicuous by its absence after it was declared “not ready”.
A Hidden World, Malick’s long-gestating study of Austrian second world war conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, will be the first time the elusive auteur will have his work at Cannes since winning the Palme d’Or for The Tree of Life in 2011. Loach’s Sorry We Missed You is the story of a delivery driver’s struggle to provide for his family, and takes aim at the gig economy. Werner Herzog will bring his new documentary Family Romance LLC. #Cannes2019 #Cannesfilmfestival #France #Europe #Festivals #Culture #Film #Worldnews #TerrenceMalick #WernerHerzog
A row has broken out in Russia over a film about the Soviet Union’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, after politicians and former servicemen criticised its unflattering depiction of Red Army soldiers as unpatriotic.
Leaving Afghanistan, directed by Pavel Lungin, is based on the experiences of Nikolay Kovalyov, a veteran of the Afghan war who went on to lead Russia’s FSB spy agency. It tells the story of a group of Red Army soldiers whose departure from Afghanistan is delayed after they are ordered to free a Soviet general’s son taken captive by mujahideen fighters. Lungin told Variety magazine last year that the film depicts the “senselessness and cruelty of war”. #Russia #Afghanistan #Film #Europe #SouthandCentralAsia #Culture #Worldnews
#Cinéma - Carracedo & Bahar, « Le silence des autres »
Le #film #documentaire Le Silence des autres nous dévoile la lutte menée par les victimes du régime franquiste qui continuent à chercher justice et réparation : https://www.alternativelibertaire.org/?Cinema-Carracedo-Bahar-Le-silence-des-autres
#AL #AlternativeLibertaire #Espagne
Program for Dead by Dawn out
Also the complete program for Scotlands Dead by Dawn horror film festival is out!
This takes place next weekend in Edinburgh. I visited this fine festival last year, and had a great time. Highly recommended if you have the chance.
#horror #film #festival #deadbydawn #edinburgh #scotland
Program for Blodig Weekend is out
The program for Blodig Weekend, the danish horror film festival is out: http://blodigweekend.dk/program/
Quite a nice selection of films it you happen to be close to Copenhagen this weekend. I was hoping I'd be able to go this year, but work came in the way. Looks like a great festival though, so will try again next year.
#horror #film #festival #blodigweekend #copenhagen #denmark