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Claudia Llosa, director of Madeinusa, was born in Lima in 1976 and now lives in Spain. Her first feature film Madeinusa has been praised in several international film festivals. Madeinusa is the story of a fourteen years old girl who lives in a remote small town. Film starts when this deeply religious town starts to celebrate odd two days holidays. The holidays start on Good Friday at three o’clock in the afternoon (just when Christ dies on the Cross) to Easter Sunday. The whole village believes that the God is dead during those two days and they are allowed to…

An interview with David Abdaladze. Chairman of “Kino Plus”. The Georgian film Producer’s Center David Abdaladze finished his studies in film production at Moscow state institute of cinematography in 1989 and a year later he founded Georgian-British film-centre “Moon globe”. He was the first person to organise a film market in the former Soviet Union territory – the Tbilisi Film Market. He is also the author of “Georgian film Encyclopaedia” which its last part will be published in 2008 at the same time that the 100 year anniversary of Georgian cinema will be celebrated. Shohreh Jandaghian – You are the founder…

Danièle Thompson, the French film director and screenplay writer, is daughter of Gerard Oury, a film director and Jacqueline Roman, an actress. La Grande Vadrouille (1966) was her first movie as a writer. In the seventies, Danièle and Marcel Jullian worked together to write nine screenplays that were directed by Gerard Oury, Daniele’s father. In 1975, she wrote the script for Jean-Charles Tacchella’s Cousin, Cousine together with him and this movie was nominated for an Academy Award. After working on comedies for television in the eighties, she wrote a number of dramas that were directed by Claude Pinoteau. In the…

I did this interview with Rob Nilsson about eighteen months ago. We were supposed to publish our new magazine “Cinema Without Borders” and open it with Rob’s interview. Many obstacles delayed our plans. But reading the review again, I found it very interesting and eye opening. Here is the interview. It is worth mentioning that just a day before I call Rob, his friend Edwin Johnson had passed away. Rob Nilsson, an independent film author has always been in search of finding new languages for filmmaking and innovative ways of filmmaking. We could claim that he belongs to the “Street Filmmaking”…

Born in Iran in 1968, Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi works as member of advise committee of Dutch Visual Arts Foundation incentive grants and Artist residency since 2004. She started her studies with Astronomy-physics at university of Tehran and later in the Netherlands at the university of Groningen. Following by a bachelor in painting at Art Academy Minerva, she continued studying Video and Film at Post Academy Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. She has attended on various art exhibitions with her photos and video arts in Holland and USA, and has made two short films which the newest, „My Own 1000 Square Meters”…

“With a poetic nod to early Polanski films like REPULSION, Alanté Kavaïté uses the sublime story to transport the viewer to a mysterious place where realism and surrealism live side by side and can be heard talking to each other. Charlotte is a sound engineer. After Charlotte’s mother is murdered, she returns home to try and find some answers. As a sound engineer, she uses her equipment to carry out her own investigation. While listening to a recording made in the house where the murder took place, Charlotte discovers a strange phenomenon: sounds from the past blend with sounds from…

Bijan Tehrani: My first question is about your first movie Kabul, Kabul I want to know going to Afghanistan, were you really scared?Sedika Mojadidi: Well, when I made my first film I was very inexperienced. I won’t say that I was scared really, I think I was more overwhelmed and disturbed and I think I was more depressed about the situation; You know the state of women and the state of poverty that I saw…and just the state of people’s lives and how miserable the situation was for them there. I think I was more depressed then scared. Bijan: How…

An interview with couple Filmmaker Afsar Sonia Shafie and Martin Frei Synopsis: Afsar Sonia Shafie returns to Iran after an absence of five years. It is here in Tehran that she once again finds the women who have marked her life the most: her grandmother, mother, and sister. Contrary to the preconceived notions reigning in the West, in Shafie’s family it is the women who wear the pants despite their veils…, Shohreh Jandaghian – How did you come about to return to Iran and shoot “City Walls – My own private Tehran”? Afsar Sonia Shafie- At the very beginning my…

A Feature Documentary by Sherine Salama An interview with Sherine Salama Palestinian-Australian Filmmaker Shohreh Jandaghian- How did you first get involved in filmmaking, Sherine? Sherine Salama – Documentary film making for me has always been the perfect vehicle to express how I see the world. After travelling for many years I spent several years in Cairo, where I became interested in journalism. I wrote for English language newspapers and travelled to Jerusalem for the first time during the Gulf War in 1991. When I came back to Australia I worked as a television reporter, which was a great experience, but…

Born in Kenya on 1982, Hawa Noor is Camerawoman and Filmmaker who graduated from Mass Communication and Journalism at the Islamic University of Uganda in 2004. She started her internship in Press field and later worked as Camerawoman at the local TV station “Citizen”. Since 2004, she is working at NTV Station belongs to the Nation Media Group in Nairobi. Her last film “The Unspoken Samburu Handicapped Kids” is a short documentary shot in February 2006 in Kenya. Shohreh Jandaghian- Could you explain a bit about the theme you have chosen for your documentary? Hawa Noor- This is a feature…

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