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Microcinema Nabs Iranian Drama 'Melbourne'

VENICE: Italy’s Microcinema Distribuzione has acquired local rights to Iranian drama “Melbourne,” which opened Venice Critics’ Week playing out of competition.

A first work, written and directed by Nima Javidi, “Melbourne” stars “A Separation” protag Peyman Moaadi in the story of a young man and his partner who are prevented from leaving Iran for Australia by a tragic event. 77 more words

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Artscope Goes to ‘Court’ With Chaitanya Tamhane's Venice Player (EXCLUSIVE)

Artscope, the art film sales label of Paris-based producer-distributor-sales agent Memento Films, has acquired sales rights to Indian writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane’s “Court” before its world preem at Venice. 393 more words

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Iranian Director Hits Out at U.S. Sanctions

Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad lashed out against U.S. economic sanctions imposed on her country during Thursday’s press conference for her film “Tales,” which depicts social ills in Iran. 150 more words

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Venice Film Review: Ramin Bahrani's ‘99 Homes'

The number of properties referred to in the title of Ramin Bahrani’s fifth feature may have a literal narrative significance, but it must also refer to the population percentage routinely branded as the victims of Occupy-era economic downturn. 1,048 more words

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Reed Midem Launches MipCancun

Targeting Latin America, one of the fastest-growing TV markets in the world, MipTV and Mipcom organizer Reed Midem is launching MipCancun, its first regional TV mart in nearly 15 years. 575 more words

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Venice Film Review: 'The Price of Fame'

Like the glorious, overripe Michel Legrand score lavished over an otherwise quiet affair, there’s something knowingly, beguilingly out of time about "The Price of Fame,"an ostensibly humble crime caper that winds up a heartfelt plea for a more innocent way of life. 829 more words

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Film Review: ‘Night Will Fall’

As the WWII tide turned in their direction in 1944-45, the Allied forces had more than military liberation on their minds: They wanted to win the propaganda war as well, to forever discredit Nazism in Germany and around the world. 642 more words

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