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Emir Kusturica

Best of Venice: 'Words with Gods', Finding the Divine Within Our Imperfections

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

If there is a lesson to be learned from the nine short films that blend to create the magnificent Words with Gods it is that organized religion is not the most direct way to communicate with our higher being.

The Venice Diaries: Words With Gods (of Cinema) and the Political Outcry Behind Villa Touma

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Out of these troubled "my god is better than your god" times, rises an incredible film, premiered at this year's Venice Film Festival, out of competition.

Mohamed Hefzy: Ismailia Film Fest Director, Film Clinic Producer & Filmmaker

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

To Egyptian audiences Hefzy offers a new type of movie, modern and urban, while to the rest of the world a blend of wonderfully written characters and slice-of-life poetic interpretations of today's land of chaos and humanity, so often watched on the news and yet so seldom understood.

Oscar Nominee Benh Zeitlin on Collective Filmmaking

Ariston Anderson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

For most people, the idea of making it in Hollywood today involves a ton of backdoor wheeling and dealing, some backstabbing, and an endless fight to step on others to get to the top. Benh Zeitlin has taken the opposite approach.

The Dardenne Brothers on The Kid With a Bike

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

2012-03-20-dardenne.jpg We sat down with the Dardenne brothers at Kustendorf to discuss music, tenderness, and the best of young Belgian cinema.

Persepolis Director Marjane Satrapi Goes Live Action

Ariston Anderson | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Chicken with Plums, due out in the U.S. later this year, was co-written and directed with Satrapi's frequent collaborator Vincent Paronnaud. Less explicitly political than Persepolis, Plums tells the story of a man who dies over a lost love.

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.

Emir Kusturica on City Building and a New Renaissance

Ariston Anderson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

By creating a new city inside of a city, Kamengrad is not about erasing the past of Višegrad, but about building a future.

Bosnian Novelist Has Town Built In His Honor

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books

Work is set to begin building a new town inspired by the writing of Yugoslavian Nobel literature laureate Ivo Andrić, following plans by film directo...

Farewell: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This Belgian film (in French, with English subtitles) is quite good, though not nearly as good as my favorite spy thriller of all time. To see if you agree with that choice, watch my review below.

HuffPost Review: Farewell

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Carion's Farewell is that rare surprise -- a political thriller that's more about the emotional components of espionage than it is about the adrenalized mechanics of an operation.

Found in Translation: 15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall was packed for the opening night of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.