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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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    Agnieszka Holland is the Only Remaining Female Director with a Shot at the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

    We all know that only one woman -- Kathryn Bigelow (and it has been a long time since we uttered her name) -- has won the best director honors. But there have been other women acknowledged for their films in the best foreign language category. Marleen Gorris won for Antonia's Line. Caroline L...

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    Final List for Foreign Films Being Submitted for Oscar Consideration

    63 films have made it onto the list to be considered for the 2012 Academy Awards.

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    Interview with Agnieszka Holland - Director of In Darkness

    I was able to interview the Academy Award winning director (Europa Europa) Agnieszka Holland in Toronto at the debut of her new film about the Holocaust, In Darkness. In Darkness is Poland's entry to the Academy Award for foreign language picture.

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