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    The Platinum Awards: The First Major International Iberoamerican Cinema Awards

    The first ever Platinum Awards for International Iberoamerican Cinema Awards was a gala presentation in Panama City, Panama April 5th, sponsored by EGEDA and FIPCA (The Producers Association). Winners for best Iberoamerican talent in the most important global event promoting and supporting the Iber...

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    Interview: Amat Escalante on his film 'HELI'

    Focusing on the horrors that a single family has to undergo the story is a bold statement that confronts the subject fearlessly and avoids sentimentalism. Winner of the Best Director award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and chosen as Mexico's Official Submission to compete for the Best Foreign...

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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: Heli

    Heli, Mexico's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : None Yet. International Sales Agent: NDM (Mantarraya Productions)

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    Cannes Interview: Mexican Director Amat Escalante Talks Violent Love Story 'Heli'

    When it screened at Cannes last week, the Mexican film “Heli” raised eyebrows and some hackles for its unsparing evocation of Mexico’s drug-war violence, including torture. A compelling story of one simple family who, through no real fault of their own, stumble into a nightmare, “Heli” is director A...

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    Buy A Damn Clip-On: How to Navigate the Cannes Film Festival's Opening Night

    Cannes celebrates the superficiality of posh, luxurious spectacles while forcing its guests to struggle through the chaos.

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    Cannes Review: 'Heli' A Beautifully Shot But Despairing Look At Corrupted Lives

    "Now you'll get to know God in the land of the damned," a military police officer threatens chillingly midway through "Heli." But this is just further confirmation of where things are going, as the movie makes it clear from the start that it's headed down a bracing path in which neither animals nor ...

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