Author Archive: Sanela Djokovic

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CIRCUMSTANCE

CIRCUMSTANCE

| August 25, 2011

Driven by lyrical tension and sensuality, Circumstance is a striking and impassioned debut effort from Iranian-American filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz that cohesively sculpts the social and political context of modern-day Tehran within the story of two spirited teenage girls that share each other’s discontent, passions, and desires. Atafeh (Nikohl Booshari) comes from a privileged, intellectual family […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Janie Jones

TriBeCa 2011: Janie Jones

| May 1, 2011

Like many a familiar tune, Janie Jones feels like a safe, sweet rendition of a song we’ve known before. But, a good cast goes a long way and thanks a winning duo– Alessandro Nivola and Abigail Breslin– this film avoid stalness. It probably won’t find its way to a very large audience or even get […]

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TriBeCa 2011: ANGEL’S CREST

TriBeCa 2011: ANGEL’S CREST

| April 28, 2011

Occasionally, a chilling, grave portrait of loss, sorrow and regret hits the spot. Angel’s Crest, based on the Leslie Schwartz novel of the same title, navigates through the hearts and minds of the residents of a small, snowy town after a young man’s moment of thoughtlessness leads to tragedy. With her sophomore effort Gaby Dellal […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle & Judy Marte talk MARIA MY LOVE

TriBeCa 2011: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle & Judy Marte talk MARIA MY LOVE

| April 27, 2011

At just 25 years of age, Jasmine McGlade Chazelle is premiering her second film at the TriBeCa Film Festival. The first time the former competitive fencer, Harvard graduate and producer/writer/director was there was in 2009 for producing GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH, a musical directed by her husband Damien Chazelle. This year she […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Michael Collins, Marty Syjuco and the Larrañaga family talk about GIVE UP TOMORROW

TriBeCa 2011: Michael Collins, Marty Syjuco and the Larrañaga family talk about GIVE UP TOMORROW

| April 27, 2011

If there is any film at this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival that will stay with us it will be the documentary GIVE UP TOMORROW. In fact, it does more than stay with us, it awakens hibernating senses of empathy, honesty, integrity and stifles our gravitation toward apathy and numbness. The story of Paco Larrañaga’s wrongful […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Michael & Gerald Cuesta, Ron Eldard talk ROADIE

TriBeCa 2011: Michael & Gerald Cuesta, Ron Eldard talk ROADIE

| April 26, 2011

This year the TriBeCa Film Festival’s roster features impressive films from Mexico, Egypt, South Africa, Serbia, China, France, Iceland and several other countries, but it’s an undisguised and honest New York gem that just may be this year’s pride. Director Michael Cuesta, co-writer Gerald Cuesta and lead actor Ron Eldard, all New Yorkers, sat down […]

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TriBeCa 2011: White White World

TriBeCa 2011: White White World

| April 24, 2011

Composed as a modern-day Greek tragedy (very closely echoing Oedipus) White White World: The Miners’ Opera is fueled by extremes and excess. Extreme desperation and self-destruction, excess alcohol and substance abuse, sex and spitting. The despondent characters, reflections of the corroding old mining town of Bor, Serbia, are engaged in a tumult so deep it […]

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TriBeCa 2011: The Bang Bang Club Review

TriBeCa 2011: The Bang Bang Club Review

| April 23, 2011

Steven Silver, director of The Bang Bang Club, says that he would not recommend making a film with four main characters– sound advice. The Bang Bang Club is on the top of the list of must-see films at the TriBeCa Film Festival for a few reasons- solid acting, images that are commanding, terrifying and enlightening […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Cast of THE BANG BANG CLUB

TriBeCa 2011: Cast of THE BANG BANG CLUB

| April 22, 2011

Just a day after journalists Tom Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in Libya on April 20, the cast and director of The Bang Bang Club joined one of the real-life subjects of the film in a press conference at the TriBeCa Film Festival to discuss the film and its relevancy, South Africa and the […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Cinema Komunisto

TriBeCa 2011: Cinema Komunisto

| April 21, 2011

“Cinema Komunisto is a trip through the fiction and reality of a country that no longer exists, and may never have existed, except in movies.” – Mila Turajlic Often times, when I am asked “what I am” or where I’m from, the answer confuses people: “Well, Albanian… But, not from Albania…from Montenegro, which was part […]

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