Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes is the winner of the MIAMI GEMS 2019 Gigi Guermont Audience Award, at Miami Film Festival (MFF)’s annual fall extension.
NAME OF FILM: CAPERNAUM (CAPHARNAÜM) (2018)
DIRECTOR(S): Nadine Labaki
STARRING: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Zain, a 12-year-old boy serving a five-year sentence in a Beirut prison for stabbing someone. Zain has decided to sue his parents, and when a judge asks him to explain why, he says, “Because I was born.” Then in flashback, Zain’s stunning tale unfolds, showing his life of neglect in the Beirut slums, and his failed attempts to save his young sister from being given away in marriage to a much older man. Capernaum, which translates to “chaos” in Arabic, is not the easiest watch, but it is a captivating and unforgettable one, moving audiences to tears and applause all over the world.
Traverse City Film Festival released the 2019 program marking the 15th Anniversary Year with a “Cinema Saves The World” theme, and featuring over 200 films and events
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Actors Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars nominations today, dominated by Roma and The Favourite, each receiving 10 nominations.
The Favourite leads the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) in 2019 with nominations in 12 categories, including Best Film, Outstanding British Film.
Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma dominated the North Carolina Film Critics Association 6th annual Film Awards winning the awards for Best Narrative Film, and Best Foreign Language Film.
9 Award Categories incl. Documentary, Foreign Language Film, Short Film Shortlists Revealed for 91st Oscars
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars in nine categories.
2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival to Screen 223 Films, Opens with Kenneth Branagh’s ALL IS TRUE
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The Favourite leads the nominations for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards this year with 14 nominations including Best Picture.
Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” is the clear favorite with the Chicago Film Critics Association, earning the most nominations of all for their 2018 film awards with nine.
The nominations were announced this morning for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, and films nominated for the top prize – Best Motion Picture Drama include BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk along with Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born.
The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) which comprises of 60 DC-based film critics from the District, Maryland and Virginia announced their nominees for the 2018 awards. The Favourite lead with 10 nominations