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Pintxos and Co-Production Forums: The 62nd San Sebastián International Film Festival

Magical GirlMagical Girl

If ever there was a city that embraced variety, San Sebastián is surely it. From its wide boulevards and art nouveau buildings, where Spanish royalty took time off in the 19th centur,y to its Bay of Biscay beaches that see…  Read more

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NYFF ’14: Heaven Knows What, Eden, The Look of Silence

Heaven Knows WhatHeaven Knows What

Josh and Benny Safdie’s filmmaking sensibilities are perhaps best summed up by the finale of 2009′s Daddy Longlegs. Unable to hire movers for their spur of the moment decamp to Roosevelt Island, Lenny (Ronald Bronstein) tasks his sons with hoisting their refrigerator onto his back, bootleg straps…  Read more

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NYFF ’14: Hill of Freedom and La Sapienza

Hill of FreedomHill of Freedom

The same trajectory through similar way stations has served Hong Sang-soo equally well from 2004′s Woman is the Future of Man onwards: ill-fated romantic and sexual encounters between men and women fueled and derailed by epic soju consumption, meetings which…  Read more

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NYFF ’14: The Wonders, ’71, Goodbye to Language

The WondersThe Wonders

Now entering its 52nd year, the New York Film Festival tends to benefit and suffer from its fixed position as last stop on the fall festival circuit. The obvious pro would be that the discerning selection committee, headed up by Kent Jones, is…  Read more

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