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Marrakech Film Festival

Fatih Akin: 'I am Starting to Doubt That Art is Able to Change the World'

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Jeanine Celeste Pang

"Maybe you'll see the last cigarette I smoke," Fatih Akin said as he took a seat at the table and plunked down his little white box of vice. The filmmaker, 42, sported an easy man bun and fiddled with a set of hotel matches.

Pawel Pawlikowski's New Film Ida: A Sublime Journey Into Faith

Karin Badt | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

What makes this film riveting is the sobriety of the telling. Each shot is stark black and white, with a fine contrast of light and shadow. Dialogue is minimal. It is the image that speaks.

A Feisty Encounter With The Gambler Crew in Marrakech

Karin Badt | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The most stirring encounter I had at the Marrekech film festival last week was a fight with a director. I met director Ignas Jonynas the first night,...

Zhang Yimou: "Don't Think of the Bad Signs, Even If They Are Hanging Somewhere"

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
Jeanine Celeste Pang

Made outside of China's censorship system, these films were lauded as dreamy and raw; his vision focused, almost unwittingly, on the country's tumultuous past and the plight of individual folk, often seen through the eyes of a strong female lead.

Terry Gilliam Reveals the Secret to Creative Success

Ariston Anderson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Director Terry Gilliam has one passion in life: to make movies that truly affect his audience. Giving us classics like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil and Twelve Monkeys, few would argue that he failed.

Jessica Chastain Takes on Hollywood With Grace

Ariston Anderson | Posted 02.11.2012 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Jessica Chastain is not your typical Hollywood actress. Read on to get a glimpse into the mind of cinema's current "it" girl, and why in the world of acting, patience is king.