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    'Clouds of Sils Maria' and 'Cure: The Life of Another' Reveal Where the Bechdel Test Comes Up Short

    Both movies easily get a passing grade from the famed feminist metric, but only one features meaningful interaction between women.

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    How To Make A Movie In A Country With Virtually No Film Funding

    Acclaimed Bosnian film director Jasmila Žbanić talks about getting resourceful and maintaining creative control over her work.

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    How Japanese Movies Deal, and Don't, With the Legacy of Kamikaze Pilots

    Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, Japan and its artists are still struggling to come to terms with it.

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    Japanese Zombies and Korean Factory Workers: Will the Asian Working Class Go to Heaven?

    New movies from the Locarno Film Festival show an Asian working class alienated from the fruits of their labor — and, in one case, from being alive.

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    Can the VOD Marketplace Save African Cinema?

    It's not easy to release films from Africa. But some experts see hope on the horizon.

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    What Do Governments Owe Filmmakers? Young Swiss Filmmakers Demand Their Slice of The Funding Pie

    As the whole Swiss film industry gathered at the Locarno Film Festival, a group of young directors called for political changes, lobbying for more diversity in the national production and a designated funding tool for low-budget movies. Is it a reasonable demand?

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    Why The Locarno Film Festival, With A New Boss, Maintains A Unique Presence In the Industry

    Over the past four years, the Locarno Film Festival rapidly increased its global profile in the film festival world for good reason: The program, organized by former Cannes Directors Fortnight head Olivier Pére, appealed to distinct cinephile tastes even while courting an active European marketplace...

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    Indiewire Selects Nine College-Age Film Critics to Participate in the 2013 Locarno Critics Academy

    Our participants hail from eight different countries and educational backgrounds. Their interests range from classic Hollywood cinema to recent hits from the film festival circuit and bigger releases, ensuring that readers can expect an incredibly varied take on this year's Locarno program.

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    Critical Consensus: The Locarno Critics Academy Breaks Down the 2012 Festival

    Critical Consensus is a biweekly column in which critics discuss new releases or events in the film world. In this special edition, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn moderates a discussion with the eight participants in the 2012 Locarno Critics Academy, a workshop for college-age film critics that took ...

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    Indiewire Announces Eight College-Age Film Critics Selected to Participate in the Locarno Film Festival's Critics Academy

    Earlier this year, Indiewire announced a partnership with the Locarno Film Festival, the Swiss Association of Film Journalists and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to run a workshop for aspiring film critics. Now, we're even more delighted to announce their names.

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