Former president Barack Obama shared his favorite movies of 2019 which included critically acclaimed indies such as American Factory, Parasite, Apollo 11.
NAME OF FILM: TRANSIT
DIRECTOR(S): Christian Petzold
STARRING: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Franz Rogowski turns in a career-making performance as Georg, an average man trying to escape France. Asked to deliver papers to a subversive author, Georg instead becomes caught in an existential cat-and-mouse game, taking on the identity of a presumed-dead doctor and becoming involved with the doctor’s mysterious lover Marie (Paula Beer), who also longs to escape the increasingly claustrophobic confines of wartime France. Petzold, the unofficial leader of the “Berlin school” of filmmaking, delivers perhaps his finest work to date with the taut, crystalline Transit.
The San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle announced their 2019 award winners with awards going to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Apollo 11, Parasite, One Cut of the Dead.
Parasite took the top spot among films released in 2019 in Film Comment’s annual end-of-year survey, and State Funeral received the top rankings for non-distributed films.
Marriage Story along with The Irishman and Joker lead the 2019 San Diego Film Critics Society’s Award Nominations scoring multiple nominations including for Best Picture.
WOMAN AT WAR, OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS Win Audience Awards at 42nd Portland International Film Festival
Woman at War (Iceland/France/Ukraine) by director Benedikt Erlingsson took the top audience prize for Best Narrative Feature at the 42nd Portland International Film Festival.
The Northwest Film Center revealed the 42nd Portland International Film Festival lineup. This year’s Festival begins on Thursday, March 7th and will run through Thursday, March 21st.
AMATEURS, MAYA, TRANSIT, VIRUS TROPICAL Among First Wave of Films for 2019 Portland International Film Festival
The 42nd Portland International Film Festival, begins on Thursday, March 7th and will run through Thursday, March 21st, revealed the first wave of titles at the festival, including the Opening Night selection.
The 34th Edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival taking place from January 30 to February 9, 2019, will feature 63 world premieres and 59 U.S. premieres from 48 countries.
2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival to Screen 223 Films, Opens with Kenneth Branagh’s ALL IS TRUE
The 30th Palm Springs International Film Festival will screen 223 films; opening with All is True directed by Kenneth Branagh, and closes with Ladies in Black, directed by Bruce Beresford.
Sight & Sound, the BFI’s international film magazine, today named Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma as the Best Film of 2018 in one of the most anticipated and respected critics’ opinion poll: Sight & Sound’s Films of the Year.
Now in its 31st year, the 2018 AFI European Union Film Showcase, taking place November 30 to December 19 at the American Film Institute’s historic theater in Silver Spring, MD, will feature 49 foreign films
2018 St. Louis International Film Festival to Screen 413 Films + Opening Night Premiere of DESTROYER
The 27th Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will run November 1 to 11, and screen 413 films: 88 narrative features, 77 documentary features, and 248 shorts.