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Interview: Christian Moldes / Quince Kings – 2024 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow
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Wrapping up our conversations with fellows from the 2024 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, we met with a filmmaker who promptly reminded us that there is no singular path from point A to … the day a feature gets its first clapperboard...
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Interview: Sara Crow & David Rafailedes / Satoshi – 2024 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow
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On the day that this conversation took place, Sara Crow and David Rafailedes were on their way to a reception to accept one of the Sloan Development Fellowships—an artist grant supporting projects in development involving technology. However, as we spoke,...
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Interview: Kristine Gerolaga / Lamok – 2024 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow
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Further proof that the Sundance Institute’s Labs have made a firm commitment to include projects that fall in just about every genre, one of the filmmakers to find a sweet spot with the group is Kristine Gerolaga and her forthcoming...
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Une Famille | 2024 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review
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A Letter to Daddy: Angot Continues Confrontation of Incest In short, there is no way to rate a film like Une Famille, the debut documentary feature from celebrated writer Christine Angot. It is an uncomfortable confrontation with both the surviving...
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Shambhala | 2024 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review
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Defending Your Life: Bham’s Captivating Quest Follows Its Own Path The journey is the destination in Nepalese director Min Bahadur Bam’s graceful sophomore film, Shambhala, a simple narrative about complex reckonings. The title is a name derived from Sanskrit, meaning...
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About Dry Grasses | Review
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To Sir, With Ego: Ceylan Waltzes with Narcissism in Captivating Character Study The filmography of Nuri Bilge Ceylan is characterized by complex examinations of human nature, stretched across scenarios which have only become more dense over the past two decades....
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Io Capitano | Review
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Journey to Italy: Garrone Details Arduous Migrant Odyssey It might be a rite of passage for contemporary Italian auteurs to examine the grueling adversity faced by migrants considering the ongoing crisis which began a decade ago, as timely a cinematic...
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Sons (Vogter) | 2024 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review
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A Poison Tree: Moller Employs Wrathful Mother in Jailhouse Revenge Drama “A man that studied revenge keeps his own wounds green,” comes to mind in Gustav Möller’s sophomore film Sons, (Vogter) a quote credited to Francis Bacon in his essay...
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Interview: Hanna Gray Organschi / Rubber Hut – 2024 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow
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We can confirm that it’ll have been a noteworthy 2024 for Hanna Gray Organschi. With a recent visit to Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the eventual premiere of her next short in “F*ck That Guy,” we’re set for what might be...
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The Great Yawn of History | 2024 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams: Rasti Hunts for Spiritual Treasures There have been countless films about the quest for fortune and glory, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a film about treasure hunting less esoterically inclined than Aliyar Rasta’s debut The...
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