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52 Weeks of Directors: Andrea Arnold

Much like Mia, the young protagonist in Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold finds peace in dancing.

“Apparently, there was a Cambridge professor who did a study on happiness—it took him five years—and he came back and said dancing made people happy. 1,067 more words


Rewatch: Red Army

First Seen: October 2014 during the New York Film Festival

Initial Thoughts: I thought it was wonderful, but the frantic nature of film festivals often leads to sleep deprivation and I accidentally fell asleep during a few scenes. 403 more words



Founded in 1963, as the auteur theory and European cinematic modernism were crashing upon the shores of American film culture, the New York Film Festival… 358 more words

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Heaven Knows What - October 5th, 2014

Premiering at New York Film Festival, Heaven Knows What is the Third Feature film by the Safdie brothers, Josh and Ben, based on the unpublished memoir, … 631 more words

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The Student (El Estudiante)

dir. Santiago Mitre
Argentina/2011/110 min./1.85:1
World Premiere: BAFICI (2011)
US Premiere: New York Film Festival (2011)
Distributor: Cinema Tropical

At first glance, the bustling Buenos Aires campus that protagonist Roque encounters at the outset of Santiago Mitre’s electric debut feature The Student appears to have more in common with a labyrinthine housing project or a Warhol-esque artist collaborative than a university. 349 more words


New York Film Festival Wrap-Up: Part 3

Next up we have Clouds of Sils Maria, directed by Olivier Assayas. The movie centers around Juliette Binoche’s Maria Enders, an international movie star who is offered to star in a revival of the play that made her famous many years ago. 1,985 more words