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An elegant miniature, Rama Burshtein's "Fill the Void" labors under a narrative inevitability, but it's artful work nonetheless. We're in the hushed confines and spaces of the ultra-Orthodox community of Tel Aviv. Barely 18, the daughter of a rabbi,...
Tags: Christianity, Christian Orthodoxy, Judaism, Purim, Movies
The Israeli film renaissance that began more than a decade ago with "Late Marriage" is nowhere near its end. The latest evidence: "Fill the Void," a transfixing, emotionally complex drama that won the Venice Film Festival's lead actress award for Hadas...
ReutersMay 19 (TheWrap.com) - With all the hoopla about "The Great Gatsby" as the great American love story, let me suggest that the intimate Israeli foreign film "Fill the Void" goes a longer way to presenting romance to viewers. Instead of "Gatsby's" huge...
South Korean provocateur Kim Ki-duk's new film "Pieta," about a cold, wraith-like loan-shark enforcer in a poverty-stricken village, is expectedly gruesome in some of its details. But it's the explicitness about capitalism's emotional wreckage that...
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Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection." Why do...
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Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, a self-described recluse who receded from the public eye a decade ago, will preside over the jury for the 70th annual Venice Film Festival. The “Last Tango in Paris” director, 73,...
A mother and daughter anxiously scan the aisles of an Israeli supermarket. They're not looking for fresh produce but rather a clandestine glimpse of a young man a matchmaker has proposed as a potential husband for the daughter. The mother's eye is...
There is fire everywhere in Olivier Assayas’ scorching new coming-of-age drama “Something in the Air.” It is in the passions, the politics and the sex roiling through the filmmaker’s vision of 1970s-era Paris. For this is a...
Sara Montiel Spanish actress was 1950s Hollywood star Sara Montiel, 85, a famed, sultry-voiced Spanish actress who achieved Hollywood stardom in the 1950s, died Monday in Madrid, according to her biographer, Peter Villora. The cause was undetermined....
Tags: Film Festivals, Music Theater, Music, Spain, Ernest Hemingway
“The Bling Ring,” Sofia Coppola’s tale of good girls gone bad in Southern California, is heading to Cannes — but not as part of the main competition. The fact-based drama will instead premiere in Un Certain Regard, where it will...
Brit Marling may not be a household name yet, but the budding actress and screenwriter is well on her way. The Georgetown-educated Marling has been around the indie movie scene for a couple of years with the films "Political Disaster" and "Another Earth,"...
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