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Banned Estonian Film, "City Unplugged", Becomes Available For First Time

Banned 15 years ago because of governmental resistance in early post-Soviet Estonia, the original, uncensored version of “City Unplugged” is now available on DVD and downloads through the distributor IndiePix films . Directed by Ilkka Javilatury 1993, “City Unplugged” is set in Tallinn, 1991, shortly after Estonia separated from ... Full story

"My Brother Is An Only Child", Gets Ready For U.S. Release

An official selection at last years Cannes and Toronto Film festivals, “My Brother Is An Only Child” will be released on Friday, March 28th in New York, coupled with an April 4th release the following week in Los Angeles ... Full story

"Mongol" Wins Top Russian Award

Kazakhstan’s official entry to the Academy Awards this year, the oscar nominated Genghis Kahn bio-pic, “Mongol”, directed by Sergei Bodrov, took home six Nika Awards on Friday, including an award for best film of the year.Mr. Bodrov, who also co-wrote ... Full story

"Persepolis" To Get Re Release, In English

The Oscar nominated animated feature, “Persepolis”, will be coming back to a select number of theaters in April, this time in English. Released by Sony Pictures Classics, the English version will reach 100 screens nationwide on April 11. Originally in ... Full story

World Tour For "The Greatest Silence: Rape In the Congo"

Lisa Jackson’s, The Greatest Silence: Rape In The Congo, which won the Sundance Special Jury Prize, began its world tour on the opening night of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague. It is being reported ... Full story

"Away From Her" Takes Home Big Prizes At Canadian Film Awards

Director Sarah Polley’s “Away From Her” took home virtually all the major prizes at Canada’s Genie awards ceremony this past week. Held by the Academy Of Canadian Cinema & Television, the 28th annual Genie Award ceremony honors the best achievements ... Full story

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