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Film Festival Reports

KINOTAVR FILM FESTIVAL 2013: AN OVERVIEW

By Giuliano Vivaldi

The Kinotavr film festival in Sochi is Russia’s major national showcase of new films and has been going now for one year short of a quarter of a century. What this particular year’s festival had to say about the state of Russian cinema was not as straightforward as first impressions seemed to offer.

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DIAGONALE: FESTIVAL OF AUSTRIAN FILM

By Claudia Siefen

This year’s «Diagonale“, Festival of Austrian Film, located in the city of Graz, provided a few heartfelt pulsing productions of austrian filmproduction. You have been simply on the safe side not going with the flow, to find yourself in the end on the right side. And then you have been not alone.

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TORINO FESTIVAL 2012: SU RE BY GIOVANNI COLUMBU

By Vassilis Economou

The Italian fiction films that have participated in the Torino Film Festival have failed to impress. Some of them will probably have box office success but they are not films suited for a big film festival. The Italians also have the largest part of the official international competition with three films out of sixteen.

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TORINO FESTIVAL 2012: AM HIMMEL DER TAG BY POLA BECK

By Vassilis Economou

The only German film in the Official Competition of Torino Film Festival is Pola Beck’s first feature film Am Himmel Der Tag (Breaking Horizons). The film is also the first from a new institution called Leuchtstoff, which is a branch of RBB (Berlin Brandenburg Broadcasting).

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TORINO FESTIVAL 2012: I.D. BY KAMAL K.M.

By Vassilis Economou

For the majority of the western audience, films from India are usually related with Bollywood themes, musicals, romantic comedies and silly action films. Fortunately there still exists a different way of filmmaking that will appeal to more eclectic tastes. I.D. is the debut film by the Indian director Kamal K.M. and it participated in the official competition of the 30th Torino Film Festival.

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TORINO FESTIVAL 2012: MADE IS ASH BY IVETA GRÓFOVÁ

By Vassilis Economou

Slovak cinema has gained some acknowledgement during recent years, especially in festival circles. Až do Mesta Aš (Made in Ash) is participating in the official competition of the 30th Torino Film Festival. Torino is known for promoting new directors, and Iveta Grófová has made her debut with this feature film.

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THESSALONIKI FESTIVAL 2012: DEAD EUROPE BY TONY KRAWITZ

By Mónica Delgado

Dead Europe is a hard novel by the Greek Australian Christos Tsiolkas, adapted by Tony Krawitz in a suggestive manner. The filmmaker takes the second part from the book and changes the places for ones more suitable in order to portray a powerful cartography, an archetype of the Europe that he sees dying.

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