Earlier this year the director of The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu created 20 short trailers for the Transilvania International Film Festival. Much more than just lifeless visual products designed to sell a festival, these trailers will screen together in a free event as part of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema.
Amsterdam's IDFA documentary festival awarded Song From the Forest its top prize this weekend. The 12 day event is one of the world's biggest documentary festivals, serving as a launching pad for the upcoming year's most important non-fiction films.
A trio of "Red Westerns" from over 30 years ago finally hit American screens this weekend (on brand new 35mm prints!) in Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema. Richard Peña calls them "sharply observed and hugely entertaining." Read more and watch some hilarious clips from the films!
An unlikely story of a young Iranian woman's ambition to be an astronaut made its way to the world's biggest documentary festival, IDFA, this week, giving a glimpse at how the power of a dream can overcome fantastic odds.
The world's largest documentary festival, IDFA, hosted the World Premiere of Andreas Johnsen's Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case chronicling the embattled artist as he left detention and continued his fight with Chinese government while still under virtual house arrest. Shown with humor and panache, Ai Weiwei remains a transformative figure.
Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and Wes Anderson have recently released short films commissioned by major companies (Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and DirecTV) to promote their products. A cheap ploy to draw attention to perfume or a new avenue for filmmakers to explore their craft within a shorter format? You decide.
FilmLinc Daily spoke with Sir Jackie Stewart about his triumphant career as a trailblazing Formula One racer and the re-discovered groundbreaking documentary his friend Roman Polanski is once again bringing to the big screen. The film opens at Film Society this weekend.
Steve Buscemi will present a posthumous tribute to James Gandolfini at the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday, December 2. Gandolfini joins the previously announced tributes to Forest Whitaker, Richard Linklater and Katherine Oliver at the event.
Dern will receive the Career Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival as part of its Awards Gala.