News from Isola Cinema Film Festival 2007, Izola, Slovenia

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Lead Actress of this Year’s Cannes’s Critics’ Week Grand Prix-Winner is the first to arrive at Isola Cinema!
The young Argentinean actress Inés Efron arrived today in Slovenia after having had an exhausting but very successful week at the Cannes Film Festival. She traveled to Cannes to assist in the launch of the Argentinean-Spanish-French co-production XXY. The film –directed by 30 year old Lucía Puenzo– just won the Critic’s Week Grand Prix. In XXY Ines plays the lead role of a young hermaphrodite.

Ines is the first Isola Cinema guest to arrive in town. On Saturday night June 2nd at 23:00 she’ll be introducing the screening of the Harvest film Glue on Izola’s Manzioli Square.

PAH-FEST: Mobitel festival within the festival
Christopher Coppola is coming to Isola Cinema with the help of Mobitel and MMC PINA to carry out his mini-PAH-FEST workshop – a web film festival within the festival. PAH-FEST is a new form of a digital media festival, which focuses on stories and voices of common people. PAH-FEST enables them to tell their stories using professional film equipment. All the films, created during this festival will be available online on www.earsxxi.com.

In Coppola’s opinion the purpose of PAH-FEST is to pull Hollywood off its pedestal in make film production accessible to everyone: I’d like to see how a plumber, a fisherman or a cab driver makes a 1-minute art work using only his cell phone digital camera.

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