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CAIRO INTERNACIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016: POLAR BOY BY ANUN AUN (ENG)

By Tara Judah

Using disappointingly one-dimensional stereotypes to tell a male coming-of-age story is Anu Aun’s Estonian entry into the Official Competition at the 38th Cairo International Film Festival, Polaarpoiss (Polar Boy).

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CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016: AFTER THE STORM BY HIROKASU KORE-EDA (ENG)

By Tara Judah

Here, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) returns home after a patriarchal death in the family, hoping to find the strength to take up his own role within the flimsy structure of gendered society. The territory is well trodden as Abe played another son trying to become a symbol of the patriarch after a familial death, also named Ryota, in Kore-eda’s 2008 film, Still Walking.

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CAIRO INTERNACIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016: ANNA’S LIFE BY NINO BASILIA (ENG)

A new article by Tara Judah about Anna’s Life by Nino Basilia, from Cairo Internacional Film Festival, Competition for Feature and Documentary : Official Selection.

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CAIRO INTERNACIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016: TJUVHEDER BY PETER GRÖNLUND (ENG)

By Tara Judah

It may be a stretch to call them ‘popular’, but Sans toit ni loi (Vagabond, Agnès Varda, 1985), Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2008) and Cathy Come Home (Ken Loach, 1964) are engaging and well revered films about homeless women. Tjuvheder (Drifters), which has screened in Sweden and Norway and at a handful of international film festivals (including Thessaloniki, Göteborg, Munich, Norrköping, Donostia-San Sebastian, and now Cairo) is a Swedish film about two homeless women who are stuck in a cycle of poverty and substance abuse.

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ANTOFADOCS 2016: LOS HONGOS DE OSCAR RUIZ NAVIA Y TODO COMENZÓ POR EL FIN DE LUIS OSPINA (SPA)

Por Aldo Padilla

La versión de ANTOFADOCS de este año se enfoca en la cinematografía colombiana, que ha estado en una gran ebullición festivalera en los últimos años de la mano de nuevos directores como Ciro Guerra, Cesar Acevedo y Oscar Ruiz entre otros. De esta manera, se forma una doble vinculación con el país del norte, ya que no solo se convive con muchos de sus ciudadanos, sino que se contrasta con la sensibilidad de su cine.

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ANTOFADOCS 2016: EL CRISTO CIEGO DE CHRISTOPHER MURRAY

Por Aldo Padilla

El Cristo Ciego recurre al mesianismo en una tierra con fuertes influencias andinas, donde la fiesta patronal suele ser el día más importante del año en cada pueblo y la cultura pagana pre colonial, busca mantenerse a pesar del rígido catolicismo.

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LOCARNO: ENTREVISTA A KIRO RUSSO SOBRE VIEJO CALAVERA (SPA)

Por Gustavo Beck

Esta semana el boliviano Kiro Russo presenta en la 69° edición del Festival de Cine de Locarno, Viejo Calavera, su primer largometraje, donde aborda el entorno de los mineros en un socabón de Huanuni. Gustavo Beck lo entrevistó para Desistfilm, donde el cineasta habló sobre sus inspiraciones, el modo de hacer cine en Bolivia y sobre el imaginario del subsuelo y el alcohol.

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IL CINEMA RITROVATO: MAGIE MODERNE AND LE QUADRILLE (ENG)

By Tara Judah

Another experimental highlight came on the final day with a special screening of recently discovered and digitally restored short films by Jacques Rivette. Collaborating with Jean-Luc Godard, Le Quadrille (1950) was another invigorating highlight of the festival.

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IL CINEMA RITROVATO: SEVEN CHANCES BY BUSTER KEATON (ENG)

By Tara Judah

The “shared experience” that cinema-goers so often speak of presumes some consensus of experience. And yet, so often I find myself in an auditorium wondering why the atmosphere suggests everyone else is experiencing something entirely different to me. Buster Keaton’s recently restored and beautifully digitally presented Seven Chances (1925) is a chief example.

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