.:Middle East Online ::Palme d’Or from Tunisia’s perspective : To applaud or not to applaud Kechiche :.
Culture minister in Islamist-led government congratulates Kechiche for winning Cannes Film Festival’s top prize, without referring to movie details.
Petites contorsions politiques en Tunisie avec la Palme d’or de Kechiche.
Cannes 2013 : Roman Polanski says fight for female equality is ’a great pity’
Speaking at the Cannes film festival of his latest film Venus in Fur, the 79-year-old Polanski said that ‘trying to level the genders is purely idiotic.’ “Offering flowers to a lady has become indecent … The pill has greatly changed the place of women in our times, masculinising her. It chases away the romance in our lives.”
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Palestinian film on love and occupation breaks new ground at Cannes
A tragic love story between two Palestinians living under Israeli occupation received a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival on Monday and broke new ground as the first film fully funded by the Palestinian cinema industry.
“Omar” by director Hany Abu-Assad, known for the 2005 award-winning film “Paradise Now”, is a political thriller interwoven with a story of trust and betrayal as two lovers are torn apart by Israel’s secret police and Palestinian “freedom fighters.”
“Omar” d’Hany Abu-Assad, l’équilibre entre cinéma de genre et efficacité
Critique | Avec “Omar”, Hany Abu-Assad retrouve le filon de ses débuts : suspense et réflexion, effets de cinéma et politique. Un numéro d’équilibriste bien tenu.
Cheers for Palestinian film Omar, a tale of love and betrayal
CANNES: The tensions of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation exploded onto the screen at Cannes on Monday, where a tale of love and betrayal won a five-minute standing ovation.
Palestinian Film ’Condom Lead’ Nominated for Cannes Award
This is the story of Condom Lead, a film parody of the first war on the Gaza Strip in 2008-29, known as Operation Cast Lead. It has been entered into the short-film competition at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival. This movie is the first from the Gaza Strip to make it to the international competition.
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AP Interview: Ban warns Palestinians over agencies - Yahoo! News (via @angryarab)
Palestinian efforts to join U.N. agencies beyond its cultural arm are “not beneficial for anybody” and could lead to cuts in funding sure to affect millions of people, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned Thursday.
In an Associated Press interview, the U.N. chief reiterated the world body’s support for a viable, independent Palestinian state — but lamented the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to join U.N. affiliates before the U.N. itself.
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#Cannibal_Holocaust: Interview With Filmmaker Jorge Michel Grau | Death and Taxes
My friend was impressed not by the art house heavy-hitters like Godard and Leigh but by a #Mexican #horror film by a first time director. The film, he said, was about a family of #cannibals trying to fend for themselves after their father dies. It was called “We Are What We Are” written and directed by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Michel Grau.