See the first "Official" clip of the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight film, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, directed by Jim Mickle, and starring Julia Garner.
In WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, a re-imagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, Jim Mickle paints a gripping and gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive.
by Morgan Davies
The Moment, the sophomore feature from director Jane Weinstock, is a slippery film: we never quite know whether what we’re seeing is reality or filtered through protagonist Lee’s unstable mind. Lee, a war photographer played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, is first convinced that her ex-boyfriend John (Martin Henderson) is missing, then that she murdered him, but as her therapist reminds her, any of her particularly intense convictions could simply be fantasies. She is suffering from PTSD from her wartime experiences and injuries, and has moved from a rehab facility for the body (where she met John) to one for her mind.
The documentary, FREE CHINA: THE COURAGE TO BELIEVE, directed by Michael Perlman (Tibet: Beyond Fear), in which survivors of Chinese forced labor prisons share their stories, opens in LA on May 31 and New York City on June 7. The film will also be released online on June 4th, which marks the historic anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
The 35th Mountainfilm in Telluride festival will run Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 to May 27, 2013 in Telluride, Colorado OA and according to Festival Director David Holbrooke, “This is one of the strongest years for documentaries that we've ever seen." “From films we scouted at the earlier festivals in the year — Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca — to our own submissions, there just seemed to be an unusual number of really fine films for consideration.”
The films range from shorts of just a few minutes to feature-length films, and they cover a spectrum of topics that ranges from adventure and action sports to pressing environmental and social issues.
Highlighted films include:
The Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival - Chicago (ADIFF- Chicago) will celebrate its 11th anniversary in Chicago from June 13 to June 20, 2013. The festival will kick off with the Chicago Premiere of Opening Night Film African Independence, written, directed and produced by scholar, filmmaker and PBS History Detectives host, Professor Tukufu Zuberi.
Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar and Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano’s The Intouchables are the winners of the 2012 Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards. Monsieur Lazhar was named Best Canadian Film and The Intouchables was selected as the Best International Film.
Thirteen students from nine U.S. colleges and universities as well as three students from foreign universities have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition. This year saw first-time honors go to Elon University, Occidental College and the University of Michigan in the U.S. competition, as well as to Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland, and RITS School of Arts, Belgium, in the foreign competition. The medal placements – gold, silver and bronze – in each of the award categories will be announced at the official aawards ceremony on June 8, 2013.
The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):
Award-winning director-writer Drake Doremus' new film, BREATHE IN, starring Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan, will be the Opening Night film at the 67th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today the ten documentaries selected for the 2013 Independent Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual year-long fellowship for first-time feature directors. The key creative teams of the selected films will participate in three week-long sessions over the course of 2013, with the first – the Time Warner Foundation Documentary Completion Lab – taking place May 13-17 in New York City.