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When the Light Breaks, Rúnar Rúnarsson’s vision

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OFFICIAL SELECTION By Charlotte Pavard, published on 15.05.2024   WHEN THE LIGHT BREAKS © Compass Film For the opening of the Un Certain Regard selection, the Debussy theatre welcomes the Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson with Ljósbrot (When the Light Breaks) : a subtle film about mourning and how to approach it, which was originally a short film.   What inspired...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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While Heather Morris’s novelisation of the memoirs of Holocaust survivor Lale Sokolov has not been without its controversy (the Auschwitz Memorial Research Centre has criticised it for some factual inaccuracy), it is an extraordinary love story set against the backdrop of evil and I have found the tv adaptation to be harrowing and powerful. I think it is vitally important that these stories...

Meet the Game Designer of Paper Trail

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Paper Trail is a top-down puzzle adventure that follows the adventures of Paige, an astrophysicist in the making. We meet her as she leaves home and her worried parents to pursue her dream. Here, players fold the world like origami in order to solve a series of challenging and fun levels. This is a story about creating your own path, metaphorically and literally! Developed by Newfangled...

“It’s Only Life After All,” but Indigo Girls Bring It to Life in New Documentary

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By Peter Jones Amy Ray shuffles through a rack of clothing to find an unusual sleeveless western shirt. Who would wear such a thing… she wonders out loud. “I would.” The lighthearted scene from It’s Only Life After All, in a sense, typifies the determined, almost rugged independence of the Indigo Girls, a folk-pop...

Cannes reveals the six new faces of La Résidence of the Festival

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T The six new faces of La Résidence of the Festival : Molly Manning Walker ©️ Billy Boyd Cape, Ernst De Geer ©️ Per Larsson, Daria Kashcheeva ©️ Gabriel Kuchta, Deník N, Danech San ©️ Prum Ero, Anastasiia Solonevych ©️ DR, Aditya Amhad ©️ DR Welcome to Molly, Aditya, Daria, Danech, Ernst and Anastasiia ! From March 15 to July 31, 2024, these young filmmakers will work in the heart...

Studio Spotlight: State of Play

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BAFTA-winning developers State of Play took part in our inaugural Games Lab with their beautiful title, South of the Circle. Here are more projects from a studio known for making eye-catching animations and lovingly-crafted games. Lume In this prequel to Lumino City (see below), players meet inquisitive youngster Lumi. One day, she discovers that the...

Fantasporto World Premiere of The Floor Plan with another busy screening schedule

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      WORLD PREMIERE OF ONE OF THE FUTURE WORLD BLOCKBUSTERS March 6th - IN THE PRESENCE OF THE FILM CREW The Floor Plan – Junichi Ishikawa -110´- ( Japan ) CF/OE- WORLD PREMIERE- horror fantastic , vo, leg english , leg port Amemiya is a Youtuber who specializes in the occult . When your _ advisor him brings a house plan to observe , notice that the house presents...

VIDEO: SBIFF Honoring Bradley Cooper with the Outstanding Performer Of The Year Award

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Honoree Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, and Brad Pitt pose with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award during the 39th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at The Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF). Bradley Cooper was honored on Thursday, February 8, 2024 for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Leonard...

8 Films for the Middle of Winter

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With striking landscapes, muted pastels, and the juxtaposition of a season filled with both hardship and hibernation, winter often integrates itself uniquely into visual stories. Whether becoming a silent character, enhancing a film’s themes or the  thoughts of the protagonists, or providing a silent, snowy moment of reflection for the audience, filmmakers have used the icy months to create...

Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival Announces 2024Lineup

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CINEQUEST FILM & CREATIVITY FESTIVAL COMBINES INNOVATION AND THE ARTS WITH 2024 THEME “UPLIFT” March 7-17, Silicon Valley  SILICON VALLEY — The Cinequest Film & Creative Festival returns this March 6-17th promising an extraordinary cinematic experience that merges the worlds of storytelling and technology. Returning to its palatial San Jose...
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