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

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.17.2016 | 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.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Oh Gallow Lay, The Danish Girl, Rabin, the Last Day and Juries... I Disagree!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.13.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While I didn't watch all the winning films, I did watch other movies that in my humble opinion, are more current and relevant in their subject matter and themes.

Michael Rowe on Early Winter: "I want to be honest in what I film"

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.04.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

No film explores that more deeply, and darkly, than Michael Rowe's Early Winter, screening in the Venice Days program.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Climbing Everest, Descending into Beasts of No Nation and Meeting Michael Rowe

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.03.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Everest is a wondrous, beautifully shot, perfectly acted, very Hollywood film and I could swear I felt snow brush against my face at one point. It's perfect entertainment.

Best of Abu Dhabi: Aditya Vikram Sengupta's Labour of Love

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

To describe Labour of Love would prove a personal labor in futility. But what I can say is that it is a film richly shot, beautifully written and acted so organically, I simply felt overwhelmed by its message for days after viewing it.

Best of Venice: With Tsili Amos Gitai Explains Survival in a Desperate Universe

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Among the greatest of teachers, I personally hold Amos Gitai in a top position. His work -- such as his latest masterpiece Tsili -- is insightful, groundbreaking, thought-provoking, strong, full of emotions and always entertaining. The best example of cinema with a conscience.

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.

The Venice Diaries: Kicking Off With a Bang, and a Birdman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While most girls dream of interviewing George Clooney, I have always wanted to sit across from actor Payman Maadi, from the Oscar-winning Iranian film A Separation.

Helping to Create a New Spectator: Giorgio Gosetti of Venice Days

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

To me, Giorgio Gosetti represents Venice. The quiet, understated elegance of the oldest, most prestigious and open to all, film festival in the world.

Best of Venice: Richie Mehta Talks Siddharth

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

Few filmmaker know how to show India in its most infuriatingly realistic, yet powerfully poetic light. Richie Mehta does it and his work has fascinated me, ever since I watched in 2008 his film Amal.

Best of Venice: Cherien Dabis Talks May in the Summer

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

Where Amreeka dealt with the Arab-ness of Faour's character as being "the Other," May in the Summer brilliantly shows the challenges of being American, even Arab-American, in the Arab world.

Best of Venice: Julia, a True Anti-Conformist Heroine

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

The German documentary Julia tells the fascinating true life tale of a beautiful Lithuanian transexual prostitute living in Berlin, and accompanies her voyage through nearly ten years, thanks to the lens and love of filmmaker J. Jackie Baier.

Best of Venice: Nobody's Home - Portrait of a Family on the Edge

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

The strengths of Nobody's Home as a cinematic work are plentiful, but what appealed to me was the perfect insight into a dysfunctional family, to which, I'll make a bold statement here, most of us living in the modern world belong.

Mysterious Sigur Ros Film To Premiere At Venice

Posted 10.13.2011 | Home

Sigur Ros posted a cryptic video on their site on Thursday, with no explanation other than the name -- "Inni." It features, in patchy black and white,...