Todd Haynes’ romantic drama Carol lead the 36th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards with seven nominations including Film of the Year and both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara competing for Actress of the Year. Close behind in the race for the awards, which are voted on by 140 members of The Critics‘ Circle Film Section, is Andrew Haigh’s marital study 45 Years, with six nominations. Unusually, two films received three nominations each: Asif Kapadia’s Amy […]
NAME OF FILM: THE TRIBE
DIRECTOR(S): Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy
STARRING: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Alexander Osadchiy, Alexander Dsiadevich, Yaroslav Biletskiy, Ivan Tishko, Alexander Sidelnikov, Alexander Panivan, Andriy Haddad, Tatyana Radchenko
GENRE: Foreign Film
SYNOPSIS: A shy, teenage boy enters a boarding school for the deaf and in order to survive he gets involved with a Mafiosi-like group — the Tribe. His love for one of the female prostitutes unwillingly leads him to break all the unwritten rules within the Tribe’s hierarchy. Filmed completely in Russian Sign Language, this ground-breaking film does not contain any auditory language or subtitles, yet the visuals tell you everything you need to know about the story. This film won the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
‘Spotlight’ was named Best Picture of 2015 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), besting ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ which received Runner Up honors. ‘Amy’ beat ‘The Look of Silence’ for Best Documentary honors, and ‘Son of Saul’ took Best Foreign Film, with Runner Up honors going to ‘The Tribe.’ The winners will be honored at the official awards ceremony on January 9, which will be dedicated to the late Belgian director Chantal Akerman. Film editor […]
Five films have been nominated for the 2016 Cinema Eye Heterodox Award. The Heterodox Award honors a narrative fiction film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production. The five films nominated the 2016 Cinema Eye Heterodox Award are: Arabian Nights: Volume One (The Restless One) directed by Miguel Gomes God Bless the Child directed by Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck Tangerine directed by Sean Baker Taxi directed by Jafar Panahi The Tribe […]
The Sarasota Film Festival announced its full line-up, including its Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, its Sundance/Gate Foundation Shorts, its Centerpiece and Spotlight films, and its Best of the Web Program for the 2015 Festival taking place April 10th Through April 19th, 2015. Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award-Winning British-American actress Jane Seymour (LIVE AND LET DIE, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) will be in attendance to showcase Evangelos Giovanis and […]
The first nine official selections are announced for the 44th New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), taking place March 18 to 29, 2015 in New York City.