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    The Women Directed Films at 2013 New York Film Festival

    The New York Film Festival announced their 2013 main lineup. New films from Catherine Breillat, Claire Denis and Agnieszka Holland are in the line up.

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    Karlovy Vary Film Festival Award Winners, Oliver Stone Gets Emotional

    At the closing awards ceremony of the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Janos Szasz’s "Le Grand Cahier" (Hungary) took the top prize, the Crystal Globe, which comes with $25,000 to be split by director and producer (Sandor Soth). The film also earned the Europa Cinemas Label. (Full list...

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    Karlovy Vary Film Festival Appoints Agnieszka Holland as Jury President, Honors Oliver Stone

    The 48th Annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic announced today that American auteur Oliver Stone will be honored with the Crystal Globe Award for outstanding artistic contributions to world cinema. In addition, thrice-Oscar nominated Polish director Agnieszka Holland will...

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    Agnieszka Holland's Moving New HBO Miniseries 'Burning Bush' Depicts a World Aflame

    Before HBO Europe came along and turned "Burning Bush" into its highest profile production, the idea for the miniseries, which received its international premiere at the 42nd Rotterdam Film Festival, was turned down by Czech television. Written by neophyte screenwriter Štěpán...

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    Guest Post: Time For A Major Women's Film Award Initiative?

    As the awards season gets under way each year I look for the women who are nominated and most years I’m disappointed – the only award category where it is certain that a woman will be nominated is best actress. Why is there a category for actors who are women but not for writers or ...

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    Agnieszka Holland: Singing the Unsung

    Even if you don’t know her name, you know the movies of Agnieszka Holland, the poet of displacement, director of "In Darkness" (a subterranean "Schindler’s List," only unsentimental), set in the sewers of Lvov during World War II. It lost the foreign film Oscar to the even more deserving "A Separati...

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    Oscar Thoughts: Boys, Boys and More Boys

    Here's my thing about the Oscars. There were women everywhere. We can't stop talking about the great dresses. Women were also there as great presenters (like the crew from Bridesmaids and Emma Stone) YET at the same time it felt like there were no women there. Because really, hardly any women wo...

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    How Did This Happen? Five Terrific Foreign Film Nominees

    Whatever you say about the Academy Awards’ most baffling choices, from the wacky grab bag of Best Picture nominees (really, who thinks Extremely Loud deserves to be there?) to the mysterioso ways of the documentary and foreign film committees, this year the foreign language nominees are, ...

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    Agnieszka Holland on Going Underground for Her Oscar-Nominated Holocaust Drama, 'In Darkness'

    Agnieska Holland, director of the Academy Award-nominated (Best Foreign Language Feature) Holocaust drama "In Darkness," is no stranger to documenting that period on film (or to Academy Award nominations, for that matter), having made "Angry Harvest" and "Europa Europa,"...

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    In Darkness—movie review

    The latest in a long line of incredible-but-true stories from World War II turns out to be one of the best. In Darkness dramatizes the saga of a group of Jewish men, women and children who paid a sewer worker in the city of Lvov to hide them underground, little dreaming that they would spend more th...

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