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Antalya Film Festival Lineup Accentuates Refugee Crisis

ROME – The Antalya Film Festival will open its 54th edition with the world premiere of Turkish-Bosnian co-production “Never Leave Me,” based on a true story about Syrian orphans living in a refugee camp in Turkey. The country now hosts more than 3 million refugees, mostly from war-torn Syria. Directed by prize-winning Bosnian writer-helme… Variety

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Venice Film Review: ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’

“Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” the third feature written and directed by the playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths”), sets itself up with no time to spare. A trio of old, weathered, falling-apart billboards stand in the morning fog, like broken dominoes, along a s… Variety

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Venice Film Review: ‘The Leisure Seeker’

There are Alzheimer’s movies that cut to the quick, like “Still Alice,” and then there are Alzheimer’s movies that pander to the worst sort of cheaply-manipulative old-folks cutesiness, like “The Leisure Seeker.” Maybe if there were one crumb of genuine flavor in this stale cheese, it could have passed muster, but this is ersatz curd,…..  Full Article…

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Venice Film Review: George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’

The names Joel and Ethan Coen pop up on a lot of screenplays these days (“Bridge of Spies,” “Unbroken”), now that they’re getting credit for the kind of script-polishing they used to do anonymously. But “Suburbicon” marks the first time a script that could have been a full-blown major Coen brothers film has… Variety

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Telluride Film Festival Director on Hidden Gems and a Banner Year for Women

Asked for something that sticks out from this year’s Telluride Film Festival lineup, TFF executive director Julie Huntsinger springs not for one of the glossier titles on offer, but rather a “short-ish” documentary. “One thing that’s a real treat is a Netflix doc called ‘Long Shot,’” she says. “It ble… Variety

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Locarno Film Review: ‘Iceman’

An extraordinary premise gets a slightly ordinary workout in Felix Randau’s meticulously mounted but narratively simplistic “Iceman,” an imagining of the last days in the life of the man we now know affectionately as Ötzi, whose mummified remains were found in the Alps in 1991, and were subsequently discovered to date back to 330… Variety

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Locarno: Casa Wabi, Mantarraya Launch Film Prize

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Mexico’s Mantarraya Group, producer of Cannes Best Director winners Carlos Reygadas (2012’s “Post Tenebras Lux”) and Amat Escalante (2013’s “Heli”), is establishing another festival presence in Europe, teaming with art foundation Fundación Casa Wabi to adjudicate a new prize at the Locarno Festival’s ne… Variety

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