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'A Moment of Hope': Amos Gitai Talks About Rabin, the Last Day

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I love movies because they seem to simplify life. Nowhere is it more clear than on the big screen when a character's predicament begins to shift.

Theeb: Watch an Exclusive Clip From Jordan's Oscar Contender

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar is this year's Jordanian entry to the Academy Awards, and if instinct serves me right, it will be among the final five.

Leyla Bouzid's 'As I Open My Eyes': The Willpower and Emotions That Make Up a Woman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

One could argue that the only place where the revolutions of the Arab Spring have actually made a change for the better is Tunisia. The North African country has had its own issues since 2011, but perhaps Tunisia's downturn has much to do with its close proximity to terror hotbed Libya.

Vahid Jalilvand On Wednesday, May 9 in Venice: Is Giving Enough?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

No, you didn't just wake up in The Twilight Zone, to find that the last six months of your life are completely unaccounted for. The title above refers to a film, one screening at this year's Venice Film Festival, directed by Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.07.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'm angry. As a woman film blogger, I need twice as much effort and talent to get a quarter of the recognition that my male counterparts receive. I notice it on a daily basis and I've grown to really hate it.

The Venice Art Biennale 2015 in Moving Images (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts

It's impossible for a single person to see all the events and exhibitions that take place during the sprawling art event that the Art Biennale in Venice, Italy, has become.

Best of Venice: Ghesseha, Iranian Tales That Have Found a Way to Be Told

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I found Ghesseha touching, insightful, romantic in parts, jarring in others, but always human. I could connect to the characters, I found my body tense up during confrontations, relax at the resolutions, and love.

Best of Venice: Theeb Takes the World by (Sand) Storm

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Theeb is a jewel, deserving of its Orizzonti Award for Best Director prized to Naji Abu Nowar in Venice and more. But Theeb is also the kind of film that grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go.

The Venice Diaries: Amos Gitai, What Is a Celebrity and the (Attempted) Murder of Italian Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Perhaps if we lifted our collective eyes away from Twitter and Instagram, we would discover that great cinema celebrities are right here among us all.

The Venice Diaries: Theeb, How the World Will End, and There's an App for That!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Would you use an app that sends a message to other users in the area so they could go break up with your boyfriend, or propose to your sweetheart? Well, artist/filmmaker and writer Miranda July thinks you should.

Best of Venice: Amos Gitai's Ana Arabia

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his latest masterpiece, Amos Gitai manages to take his audience to a world where we can all coexist and do it with patience, understanding and a grand dose of love. When a film can do that, it's not only a cinematic success, but a miracle.

Un-Tropical Islands Of Venice

Misha Lyuve | Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel
Misha Lyuve

The un-tropical islands of Venice are pure contradiction. I spent my time in Venice wondering how we make beauty accessible to the world and at the sa...