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IRANIAN OSCAR WINNER: ABOVE POLITICS?

February 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, which won the best foreign language Oscar Sunday night, has become a huge hit in Israel, a country that regards Iran as its most dangerous enemy, the Associated Press reported on Sunday. The wire service quoted Yair Raveh, film critic for Israel’s Pnai Plus entertainment magazine, as saying, “It’s […]

OSCAR FAVORITE THE ARTIST TRIUMPHS AT CESAR AWARDS

February 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If ever there was a a foregone conclusion it was that Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist would triumph at this year’s César awards, France’s equivalent of the Oscars. And it did, winning awards from the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma for best film, director, actress (Berenice Bejo), production design (Laurence Bennett), cinematography (Guillaume Schiffman), […]

PALM SPRINGS WARMS TO FOREIGN FILMS

January 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is due to open tonight (Thursday) with a screening of the British romcom Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, starring Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor. Although the festival boasts that it presents “the largest selection of foreign language Oscar submissions of any film festival in the world,” it […]