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You dont have to be Jewish... but it helps!

You dont have to be Jewish… but it helps!

Jason Korsner reports 22 November 2009 The UK Jewish Film Festival marked its barmitzvah year this month – for those unfamiliar with Jewish culture – that's its thirteenth birthday. As if to ram home the message, the festival included a revival of the BAFTA-winning 1976 TV drama The ...

Terry Gilliam talks about the Joys of Film making

Terry Gilliam talks about the Joys of Film making

Terry Gilliam is one of the most imaginative and original directors of his time. His films paddle between reality and fantasy and many occur in the minds of his protagonists, raising questions about identity and sanity. His characters are always battling higher powers and bureaucracy. This theme is ...

Record crowds flock to London for Britains biggest film event

Record crowds flock to London for Britains biggest film event

Jason Korsner reports from London  1 November 2009 The organisers of the London Film Festival say a record 124,000 people attended screenings at this year's event, which drew to a close with the world premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood's Nowhere Boy. The figure was 8% up on last year. Of nearly two hund...

Be wary of an invite to a Dinner Party at Raindance

Be wary of an invite to a Dinner Party at Raindance

Jason Korsner reports 10 October 2009 It's now the stuff of legend in Australia – the story of two university students from Canberra, who – as part of a suicide pact – invited their friends round for a dinner party beforehand. Then, things didn't quite go to plan. ...

Carey Mulligan gets An Education in Lone Shefrig film

Carey Mulligan gets An Education in Lone Shefrig film

Some raised concerns and doubts when the 22 year-old, Carey Mulligan, was cast to play the 16 year-old, Jenny, in the new film "An Education." Frankly, had I not known her age, I would've thought that she was truly 16 when I met her last week. She sprang into the...

Michael Sheen inhabits real-life characters

Michael Sheen inhabits real-life characters

I couldn't help but conjure up the image of Tony Blair when I saw the Welsh actor, Michael Sheen, striding down the Four Seasons Hotel corridor. After all, in spite of his rich career in film and theatre, he is mostly known for portraying the former British Prime minister in...

Audrey Tautou acting fashionably

Audrey Tautou acting fashionably

Husam Asi learns how Audrey Tautou and Anne Fontaine brought Coco Chanel to the screen Audrey Tautou darts into the room, wearing a big smile on her face and exuding youth, playfulness and charm. Donning a black top, jeans and short black hair, she still looks as innocent and naïve...

International row erupts as Creation opens Toronto

International row erupts as Creation opens Toronto

John Hiscock reports from Toronto 12 September 2009 Actress Jennifer Connolly and actor Paul Bettany attend the 'Creation'...

Prizes evenly spread at Cannes, as Haneke wins Palme dOr

Prizes evenly spread at Cannes, as Haneke wins Palme dOr

Jason Korsner reports from Cannes 26 May 2009 With the recession muting the glitz and glamour of this year's Cannes Film Festival, many reviewers say the competition films themselves were among the strongest selection for years. In a year when almost all of the directors in competition had been o...

Humble start for LA British Film Festival

Humble start for LA British Film Festival

Husam Asi reports from LA 5 May 2009 Under the slogan "The British are coming", the LA British Film Festival was inaugurated last night at the Custom Hotel in Los Angeles. Leila BirchThe...

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