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    "Korkoro" Leads Montreal World Fest Winners

    Algerian-French director Tony Gatlif's "Korkoro" (Freedom) won the top prize at the 33rd Montreal World Film Festival, which wrapped last night in Quebec. The film - about a gypsy family fighting for freedom under the Nazi rule in France - won the Grand Prix of the Americas, as well as the festival...

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    Telluride Wrap: Oscar Buzz for An Education, Up in the Air, The Road

    It was a solid if not stellar year at Telluride. Co-directors Tom Luddy and Gary Meyer persevered through the crazy economy by cutting back their budget (due to sponsor fall-offs) without sacrificing their high programming standards. "We made a commitment to figure out how to do more with ...

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    cinemadaily | Venice Buzzes with Talk of "Capitalism," "Accident," "Lourdes"...Hugo Chavez?

    As the Venice Film Festival continues, reviving itself with a high-profile lineup, people are, indeed, talking about the festival. Shane Danielsen files his latest report to indieWIRE by starting, "Perhaps the most important thing to note about this year’s Venice, is that the mood is noticeably mor...

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    TIFF ‘09 | Katarzyna Ros: "It's my style, coming straight from my heart"

    In Katarzyna Ros' "Mall Girls," "Alicja (Anna Karczmarczyk) is a newcomer and an outsider, an ordinary, conservatively attired teenaged girl who quickly finds herself mocked by the sexualized, hip group of schoolgirls who essentially walk the walk and talk the talk, both at school and in the streets. Crude, belligerent, cocky and fearless, this group of fourteen-year-olds soon starts to make Alicja's life a living hell. Next to them, Alicja looks plain and commonplace, but it is not long before she is slowly invited into the group, undergoing a tough initiation along the way. She soon discovers why her new friends look so trendy and stylish: ...

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    TIFF '09 | Oliver Hermanus: "As a society we are born fighters"

    Oliver Hermanus's intimate, precise portrait, "Shirley Adams," focuses on a mother in Cape Town, South Africa, whose son is disabled in a neighbourhood shooting. We gave Hermanus and others a free-form style interview to gather their thoughts on their individual projects…

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    TIFF '09 | Matias Armand Jordal: "I wanted to do graffiti in the streets, but never dared"

    In Matias Armand Jordal's "Together," the tragic death of a mother causes her family to shatter when they struggle to cope with the loss. We gave Jordal and others a free-form style interview to gather their thoughts on their careers individual projects.

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    REVIEW | A Long and Dreary Path: John Hillcoat's "The Road"

    With its drearily brief paragraphs and poetic emphasis on imagery over dialogue, Cormac McCarthy's 2006 post-apocalyptic novel "The Road" practically reads like a screenplay. Not unreasonably, John Hillcoat's tense, discomfiting big screen adaptation remains almost entirely faithful to the book's di...

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    TIFF Protesters Plan Press Conference For Fest's Opening Day

    "No Celebration Under Occupation," the protest over the Toronto International Film Festival's spotlight on Tel Aviv, has announced a press conference to be held this Thursday September 10, the festival's opening day. The Toronto Star is reporting that the "tentative plan" is to hold a press conferen...

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    Venice on Ecstasy? Great Films but some "Capitalism" Backlash

    Perhaps the most important thing to note about this year's Venice, is that the mood is noticeably more upbeat than in 2008. Sure, there have been some disappointments: Patrice Chereau's "Persecution" is a yawn, "The Road" was visually spectacular yet curiously unmoving; and Yonfan's "Prince of Tears...

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    TIFF ‘09 | Margreth Olin: "By being subjective, you manage to tell something universal"

    "Norwegian director Margreth Olin makes her fiction-feature debut with 'The Angel,' a searing, atmospheric study of abuse and addiction that began as a documentary project based on the life of the film's protagonist, Lea. It opens with the death of Lea's father, whose passing disrupts her idyllic rural existence as a young girl. (In the early scenes, the flowers and woods surrounding their cabin are almost as significant as Lea and her family.) Things change when her mother, Madeline, takes up with her old boyfriend Ole, an alcoholic who turns abusive when he drinks. By the time she reaches her teenaged years, Lea is already working on simila...

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