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BOY EATING THE BIRDS FOOD, written and directed by Ektoras Lygizos, is Greece’s OSCAR Entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Award.A 22-year-old boy in Athens has no job, no money, no girlfriend and no food to eat, but he’s got a canary bird and a beautiful singing voice. When ... Full story

THE DISCIPLE, Finland’s Oscar entry

THE DISCIPLE, Finland’s Oscar entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Award,   happens An island in the Baltic Sea in the summer of 1939. Thirteen-year-old Karl has come to work as an assistant to Hasselbond, the lighthouse master. Hasselbond at ... Full story

EAT, SLEEP, DIE, Sweden's OSCAR Entry

EAT, SLEEP, DIE is set in contemporary Sweden and looks at a young immigrant who suddenly loses her job and explores themes of working class values, unemployment, immigration and paternal love. Socially realistic, Gabriela Pichler’s critically acclaimed and insightful debut ... Full story

FOUR CORNERS, South Africa’s Oscar Entry

Four lives will change forever as the destinies of a reformed prison ‘general’, a local cop, a charismatic gang leader and a surgeon back from London intersect with a young chess prodigy’s coming of age in tough circumstances in the ... Full story

An interview with Yuval Adler, director of Bethlehem Israel’s Oscar selection

“Bethlehem”,  Israel’s Oscar selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, tells the story of the complex relationship between Razi, an Israeli Secret Service officer, and his teenage Palestinian informant Sanfur.Sanfur is the younger brother of Ibrahim, a highly wanted ... Full story


THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, Belgium's Official Entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, is a portrait of the great love affair between tattoo artist Elise (Veerle Baetens, The White Queen) and bluegrass musician Didier (Johan Heldenbergh). After ... Full story

Cinema Italian Style 2013

Cinema Italian Style 2013 opens  November 14th at the Egyptian theatre with the U.S. premiere of Paolo Sorrentino’s THE GREAT BEAUTY, Italy's entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2013 Academy Awards®. Sorrentino will be joined on the red ... Full story

Financial Gloom is No Doom for Gabrea’s Feisty Romanian Festival

Tucked away in the Transylvanian countryside, Radu Gabrea’s annual festival of Central European films may be small – it was considerably smaller this year than its previous two incarnations– but the passions behind it are manifestly big.  (The Medias Central ... Full story

The 17th Annual Arab Film Festival

Considered one of the most important Arab film festivals outside the Arab world, The Arab Film Festival is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the country. Founded in 1996, The Arab Film Festival shows films ... Full story

South African Arts Festival 2013

The Republic of South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture will bring its South African Arts Festival 2013 (SAAF), a weekend of South African film and music, to Downtown Los Angeles for the first time, with events on Friday, October ... Full story

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