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How could I have missed a beautiful film like Nine Lives by Rodrigo Garcia, a film about nine women, in nine episode, happening in real time. How could I have known so little about this great filmmaker? If Rodrigo Garcia was French, now his amazing films were all over the film clubs and film critics would have compete to adiring and analysing them. I am going to write about each one of Rodrigo Garcia very soon and we help you to find them and watch them.  I owe this to myself for my ignorance and not knowing his body of amazing films.…

Advocate- (Israel/Canada/Switzerland) is documentary feature film  directed by Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaiche – This intimate and moving documentary spotlights fiercely optimistic and compassionate human rights attorney Lea Tsemel as she continues her lifelong mission of defending the defenseless, despite the torrent of backlash she receives for being an Israeli lawyer seeking justice for Palestinians accused of terrorism. Advocate was in Academy Awards Shortlist for Feature Documentary Oscar and it also won GoE Bridging The Borders Award at 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival. To learn more about making of Advocate we had a phone interview with  Rachel Leah Jones…

HAIR LOVE, nominated for the Short Animated Film Oscar and directed by Matthew A. Cherry, Everett Downing Jr. and Bruce W. Smith, is a heartfelt animated short film that centers around the relationship between an African-American father, his daughter Zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across – doing his daughter’s hair for the first time. We had the opportunity to interview Bruce W. Smith, one of the HAIR LOVE directors on camera: https://vimeo.com/389876500 Directors: MATTHEW A. CHERRY – In 2007, after retiring from the NFL, Matthew A. Cherry moved to Los Angeles, and switched gears to begin work…

Sister, nominated for the Animated Short Film Oscar, is about a man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently? We had to interview Siqi Song , director of the Sister on camera: https://vimeo.com/389543939 Siqi Song is a Chinese writer & director currently based in Los Angeles. Her work has been recognized internationally by Sundance, SXSW, BAFTA, and ASIFA-Hollywood. Song graduated from California Institute of the Arts with an MFA in Experimental Animation, since then she has worked on…

Blue Glass is an interesting, powerful and beautiful experimental film by Janusz Madej. After a decade of struggling to come to terms with his comatose wife, Alice’s deteriorating condition, Adam accepts the unusual offer from a pioneering Doctor that will aid his grieving process. But what happens when 3 becomes a crowd? And how far does the rabbit hole go when you are lost, in the illusion of reality? The following is an interview with Janusz Madej about making of BLUE GLASS: Bijan Tehrani: How did you come up with idea for BLUE GLASS Janusz Madej : It’s bit of a long…

Two South American films were awarded at the 31st annual edition of the Palm Springs International Film Festival: The Peruvian film Song Without a Name / Canción sin nombre by Melina León received the New Voices/New Visions Award and the Colombian film Monos by Alejandro Landes was the winner of the Ibero-American Award. Additionally, the Mexican film Workforce / Mano de obra, the debut feature by David Zonana, received a Special Mention in the Ibero-American competition. We interviewed Melina León after receiving her award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival: https://vimeo.com/385577044 Set in 1988, in a Peru wracked by political…

Hell on The Border, Written and directed by Wes Miller, stars David Gyasi (“Interstellar,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Cloud Atlas,” “The Dark Knight Rises”) and co-stars Frank Grillo (“The Grey,” “Black and Blue,” “Captain America”), Ron Perlman (“Hand of God,” “Hellboy,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Beauty and the Beast”), Jaqueline Fleming (“The Quad,” “The Walking Dead,” “NCIS: New Orleans”) and Vernon Davis (“Baywatch,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “The League”). We had the opportunity of interviewing Wes Miller for a podcast about making of Hell on the Border: https://soundcloud.com/user-222526075/hellonborder Hell on the Border is a western thriller set in 1875 and based on the true story…

Mali is Croatia’s selection for the Best International Film Award at 2020 Academy Awards directed by  Antonio Nuić. To learn more about Mali, we had an interview with Antonio Nuić for a podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-222526075/an-interview-with-antonio-nuic?in=user-222526075/sets/cwb-podcast Mali is the story of Franjo, his son and his circle of friends. After spending four years in prison, Franjo hasn’t changed. He was, and still is, a drug dealer. His wife is dying, and her parents want to make him look as an incompetent parent in order to take away the custody over his son, Mali. However, Mali loves his father, and wants to live with him.…

THE STEED, the official international feature film Oscar entry from Mongolia for the 92nd Academy Awards and entry for the 77th Annual Golden Globes THE STEED tells the tale of a young boy who braves betrayal, brutality and war in his bold, relentless quest to reunite with his horse after being separated in the vast majestic lands of Mongolia during the aftermath of the Russian revolution. Love, family, devotion, kinship and love of homeland are at the heart of this epic sweeping drama from acclaimed Mongolian director Erdenbileg Ganbold that took over three years to make. Utilizing thousands of horses…

AFI FEST 2019 opens tonight, November 14th at the  TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood Los Angeles with QUEEN & SLIM directed by Melina Matsouk, AFI FEST is the longest-running international film festival in Los Angeles. In order to learn more about the 2019 AFI FEST we had the opportunity of interviewing  Lane Kneedler, Programming Director of AFI FEST on camera: https://vimeo.com/373272579 Each fall, AFI FEST presents the year’s most significant films. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community. Featuring international work from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of films from…

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