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Putin’s Kiss

Putin and Marscha (left)

Director: Lise Birk Pedersen, Denmark Synopsis Westerners may view Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as an undemocratic tyrant, but to many Russians he embodies all the qualities of a strong and charismatic father figure. An entire new generation has been united in the patriotic youth movement Nashi, which seeks to rid Russia of its “enemies.” [...]

Inside the New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES page one

PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as the main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, PAGE ONE chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time [...]

Vivan los Antipodas

by Victor Kossakovsky
Cameraman and director Victor Kossakovsky is renowned for his lengthy observations. […]

Paul Williams still alive

Paul Williams

Many of you may not have heard of the influential songwriter and singer Paul Williams. Director Stephen Kessler grew up in the seventies and was familiar with many of his songs when Paul Williams was almost everywhere on TV. Many of his fans have known him from TV shows in America and Paul received several highly [...]

Kumaré

kumaré

A great documentary  film on a fake Guru. These are  in short the terms that we could use to describe this wonderfully edited documentary. In short we follow the life of a self made Guru, who in fact does not want to be one at all and also does not believe in them. But as [...]

El Sonido Del Bandonéon

In a packed Tuschinski filmtheatre musician and teacher Daniel Vedia and Fabrizio Aramayio, one of his talented pupils, gave a little live concert after their filmscreening at IDFA festival 2011. Present at this screening were also princess Maxima and crown prince Willem-Alexander of Orange. Both Argentinians were a major part of the documentary film : [...]

First film Hitchcock recovered

Alfred Hitchcock

LOS ANGELES — Alfred Hitchcock (Born 13 of August 1894, died in 1980) is still surprising his fans. Film preservationists said they’ve found the first half of the earliest known surviving feature film on which Hitchcock has a credit: a silent melodrama called “The White Shadow.” The first three reels of the six-reel film, made [...]

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick Born July 26 (The Day of the Symbolic Herald) The film director Stanley Kubrick had a long list of impressive films to his credit, probably of higher quality than any other American filmmaker. Just scanning the list of his works makes one aware of how magnificent his film achievement really was: – The [...]

Etienne Decroux

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Etienne Decroux Born July 19 (The Day of Controlled Movement) The master of mime, Etienne Decroux, was the teacher of all the major mimetic artists of the 20th century, including Marcel Marceau and the actor Jean-Louis Barrault whom he coached to play the role of the mime Baptiste in the film Les Enfants du Paradis [...]

J. Cagney & D. Sutherland

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Born July 17 (The Day of Career Concerns) Often playing tough guys, hard as nails, both of these dedicated  Hollywood actors were prominent male leads whose careers each spanned over 50 years, with Sutherland still active today. Interestingly, Cagney’s career came to an end in 1961 (he returned  only briefly in 1981 to do the film [...]

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