36 posts categorized "International Cinema"

July 03, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — NEPTUNE FROST —Saul Williams / Anisia Uzeyman

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyNEPTUNE FROST

This Afrofuturist Film is Set in an Otherworldy Village Made of Recycled  Computer Parts. – SUPERSELECTED – Black Fashion Magazine Black Models Black  Contemporary Artists Art Black Musicians

"Neptune Frost is the love story between an African intersex runaway and a coltan miner, and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union."

Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman Announce 'Dreamstates'Anisia Uzeyman & Saul Williams

"Anisia Uzeyman is a Rwandan born actress, playwright, and director. As an actress, Anisia starred in Alain Gomis’ Tey and Guetty Felin’s Ayiti, Mon Amour.  Her experimental film Dreamstates premiered in 2016 and was shot entirely on Iphone."

"Saul Williams is an American poet, musician, and actor. He made his debut in Marc Levin’s 1998 Camera D’Or film Slam – which he co-wrote and starred in. Neptune Frost is his first feature."

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July 02, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — LUANESHAT E KODRËS —Luàna Bajrami

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyLUANESHAT E KODRËS

Kosova shkon në Kanë me “Luaneshat e Kodrës” - Kulturë

"Somewhere in Kosovo, in a small remote village, three young women see their dreams and ambitions stifled. In their quest for independence, nothing can stop them: time to let the lionesses roar."

Kosova në Kanë me filmin “Luaneshat e Kodrës” - Lajme247

Luàna Bajrami Pictures and Photos | FandangoLuàna Bajrami

"Self-taught, Luàna Bajrami acquired experience as an actress with different filmmakers, while practicing writing, editing, and directing. In 2019, she directed her first short film financed In Summer Rippen Berries and her first feature film: The Hill where Lionesses Roar."

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June 29, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: UN CERTAIN REGARD — UNCLENCHING THE FISTS —Kira Kovalenko

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UNCLENCHING THE FISTS

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"High in the mountains of North Ossetia, a small mining town of Mizur nestles between the sheer cliffs. Following certain dramatic events, Zaur moved his children Ada, Akim and Dakko here."

"Zaur is a strict father who prizes discipline above all and doesn’t feel the difference between care and overprotection. His eldest son, Akim, already escaped from his father to work in Rostov, the closest city to Mizur. His younger brother, Dakko, has yet to decide what he wants from life, and their sister Ada is actively planning her escape. She is a grown woman but her father still treats her as a baby."

Kira Kovalenko – Movies, Bio and Lists on MUBI

"Ada will soon realize that it will be very hard to escape her father's embrace and begin her own new life. The return of her older brother Akim will illuminate the family’s unspoken and unhealed traumas."

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Un Certain Regard Jury 2021

Andrea Arnold (The UK), Daniel Burman (Argentina), Elsa Zlyberstein (France), Michael Covino (U.S), Mounia Meddour (Algeria) — Un Certain Regard Jury 2021 © AFFIF

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