“Closed Curtain” Filmmakers Banned from Leaving Iran image

“Closed Curtain” Filmmakers Banned from Leaving Iran

Closed Curtain co-director Kamboziya Partovi and actress Maryam Moghadam traveled to the Berlin Film Festival for the World Premiere of their film, which won a Silver Bear for filmmaker Jafar Panahi. Now, like Panahi, both face restrictions back home.

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Senate Drops “Zero Dark Thirty” Inquiry, David Lynch Working on New Script?

An investigation into the depiction of torture and sources of information for Kathryn Bigelow's film will not proceed, Seth MacFarlane and Tina Fey both say they will not host the Oscars next year, and rumors of a new David Lynch film on the way in our FilmLinc Digest.

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Soviet Cinema Great Aleksei Guerman Dies at 74 image

Soviet Cinema Great Aleksei Guerman Dies at 74

Best known for his anti-war masterpiece Trial on the Road (1971), which was banned in the USSR for over 15 years, and Khrustyalov, My Car! (1987), which divided audiences at Cannes, the largely unsung master succumbed to illness just before the completion of his decades-in-the-making new film.

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Interview: Abbas Kiarostami, “Like Someone in Love” image

Interview: Abbas Kiarostami, “Like Someone in Love”

The Iranian master on working through language barriers in his latest. Japan-set film, as well as the ongoing debate between digital and film, the tragic "misunderstandings" between Iran and the U.S., and much more in this fascinating interview.

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Barbra Streisand to Receive 40th Annual Chaplin Award image

Barbra Streisand to Receive 40th Annual Chaplin Award

Film Society is thrilled to announce that we will be honoring the two-time Academy Award winner at this year's landmark 40th Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, April 22, 2013!

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Nagisa Oshima: The Man Who Left His Will on Film image

Nagisa Oshima: The Man Who Left His Will on Film

Film Society Director of Programming Robert Koehler reflects on the life and legacy of the provocative filmmaker and the transgressive cinema moment he helped create in 1960s Japan.

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A Close-Up of Abbas Kiarostami

We're thrilled to announce a comprehensive retrospective of the beloved Iranian master, including crowning achievements (Taste of Cherry, the Koker Trilogy), early features (The Experience, The Traveler), and little-seen docs and shorts (Fellow Citizen, "Solution No. 1"), plus a theatrical run of NYFF50 hit Like Someone in Love!

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Interview: Radu Gabrea, “Three Days Till Christmas” image

Interview: Radu Gabrea, “Three Days Till Christmas”

Romanian director Radu Gabrea talks about his latest docu-drama about the Romanian revolution and the final three days of the rule of communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena.

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Sundance 2013 Selections; Milos Forman DGA Honor; The State of Romanian Cinema image

Sundance 2013 Selections; Milos Forman DGA Honor; The State of Romanian Cinema

Today's FilmLinc digest has some exciting news for fans of independent film, a troublesome piece on Romanian film culture, and much more!

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Interview: “Of Snails and Men” image

Interview: “Of Snails and Men”

We sat down with director Tudor Giurgiu and actors Andi Vasluianu and Monica Bîrlădeanu to discuss their Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema opening night film, the true events that inspired it, balancing humor and drama, the Romanian film community, and sperm donation.

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