If 2021 does go ahead, Emily recently teased there will be 'a hell of a lot of surprises', as she explained: 'We're rolling two festivals together for 2021. We've got a hell of a lot of surprises and things that we were planning for the 50th (anniversary) and we're going to try to get those things going for next year. … [Read more...] about Glastonbury Festival may not return until 2022 as event bosses claim it is ‘wishful thinking’ to believe the show will be back next year
Aoleang festival 2019
With social distancing measures loosened in Switzerland, artistic director Lili Hinstin and her team are attempting a hybrid approach. In addition to screening films online, three local cinemas will be playing festival selections. Yet there will be no large screenings in Piazza Grande, since so many eager cinemagoers gathered in one place could cause the virus to spread. The competition, as well as the awarding of the grand prize, the Golden Leopard, will not take place this year. … [Read more...] about How the Locarno Film Festival is reinventing itself
While using the term frontrunner might be a tad presumptuous at this stage, it appears as if there are two films that have garnered the warmest notices thus far and both premiered during this year’s Venice film festival. The first is Roma, the intimate new drama from Alfonso Cuarón, that’s looking like Netflix’s first best picture contender, a major milestone for the streaming platform given their increase in alliances with world-class auteurs. They’re thirsty for it too, with a splashy campaign under way and reports that the film could be their first to receive an exclusive cinematic release before it heads online. Reviews have been almost universally enthusiastic, with the Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw awarding it five stars, calling it Cuarón’s “best film so far”. But is the often musty academy ready to introduce Netflix to the big league and will the fact that it’s in Spanish restrict its chances to the foreign language … [Read more...] about Oscars 2019: who are this year’s early frontrunners?
Experts are also meeting on December 4 at Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt to discuss the future of the film festival. Culture Minister Monika Grütters will open the discussion. Among the participants are some of the signatories of the declaration, as well as Kirsten Niehuss. Dieter Kosslick is not one of the guests. … [Read more...] about What’s next for the Berlinale?
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