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‘Persian Lessons’: Film Review

In “Schindler’s List,” most of the actors spoke English, using accents to indicate their characters’ origins. In “Son of Saul,” the cast struggles to communicate in a mish-mosh of languages, as Jews of different nationalities were thrown together in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Stories about the Holocaust — so vital in trying to reconcile the horrors of the […]

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Les Arcs Film Fest Crowns Industry Winners

The 11th edition of the Les Arcs Film Festival’s Industry Village program, which highlights film projects in development and work-in-progress stage, has crowned its winners.The event, held in a French ski resort near the Swiss and Italian borders, has grown in reputation in recent years. Among the graduates of its industry wing are the Oscar-winning […]

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Thriller ‘Goodnight Mommy’ Gets English-Language Redo With ‘It Follows’ Producer Animal Kingdom & Playtime

Animal Kingdom and Playtime have begun packaging the English-language remake of well-received Austrian psychological chiller Goodnight Mommy.Filming is due to begin Q3, 2019, with Matt Sobel, director of 2015 Sundance drama Take Me To The River, attached to direct. Writing is underway with Sobel overseeing a draft by Kyle Warren, based on their shared take […]

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Laszlo Nemes on Venice Title ‘Sunset’ as a Period, Political and Personal Piece

After walking a laurel-strewn path with 2015’s Oscar-winning “Son of Saul,” Hungarian auteur Laszlo Nemes didn’t get lured in by Hollywood. Instead, he chose to dive into his own cultural heritage and explore the flaws of European civilization through the tale of a mysterious woman lost in Budapest on the eve of World War I.“Sunset” […]

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‘One Day’ Trailer: A Day in the Life Drama From Hungarian Woman Director Heads to Cannes — Exclusive

Hungarian cinema has announced itself as a force over the last few years, receiving international acclaim for such finely crafted Holocaust dramas as “Son of Saul” (2015) and “1945” (2017), as well as the Oscar-nominated contemporary romance, “On Body and Soul” (2017), which won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale last year. That film’s director, […]

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