Mel Gibson after some shy appearances as actor after his scandals with alcohol, his bad character and an unfortunate antisemitic statements about 10 years ago, has made his directorial return with a portentous movie, Hacksaw Ridge.
Recent Mel Gibson’s film brings conscientious objector to the theme, a legal remedy for respect the fundamental right of not oblige to do any activity that is against moral, philosophical, political or religious convictions.
In Hacksaw Ridge we meet the story of Desmond Doss, a Second World War combatant who enlisted in the U.S. Army with the deep conviction of help to his country without taking up and shooting one single arm.
This is the first time a virtual reality short film is nominated at the Oscar Awards.
In 2013, Google released Spotlight Stories, an incredible initiative to stimulate the development of new fiction narratives under 360º recording technique and all possibilities it offers to move audience from passive to active.
Today starts a new edition of Sundance Film Festival with a catalogue that includes 118 productions. This year four Latin American feature films will be present in Utah.
These Latin American productions has been selected on World Dramatic Competition, a category that includes emerging filmmaking talents worldwide with “fresh perspectives and inventive styles” according explains the same film festival.
Gems section in this edition includes 12 films from the most recent and exquisite cinema worldwide. Elle, I’m not your Negro and The Handmaiden make part of the most select of this international industry in 2016.
This way, Gems Section is one of the most relevant official competitions at the film festival whose organization has said about selection that “the films will dazzle the audience with their exceptional artistic merit and the clarity with which they examine history, tradition and contemporary society”.
Asghar Farhadi is back in Oscar Awards with his latest movie “The Salesman” that has been selected to represent Iran in the category Best Film of Non-English Language. Film will be nominated probably. The Salesman has gotten 17 nominations and has won 8 prizes, among them Best Foreign Film at the Satellite Awards that are given by the International Press Academy.
If there is a director able to show a dilemma and includes all the possible sharp edges this person is Iranian Farhadi. The Salesman is another effective drama that puzzles us.
The 57th Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) that will take place from 1st to 6th of March 2017 has just confirmed the presence of the well-known director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the greatest exponent from Thai Cinema this moment.
FICCI 2017 will pay a special tribute to this Asian Master where it will be exhibited seven features films, three shorts, an installation and will give a master class.
La La Land, the second film by director Damien Sayre Chazelle(31), continues conquering the world. After Golden Globes ceremony collects 70 awards and 162 nominations from different film festivals, associations and film academies.
In the same way that Whiplash, La La Land was written by the same Chazelle in an attempt to show his relation with arts and his context, something that keeps a relation with his two last movies. “They both deal with something that’s really personal to me: how you balance life and art, how you balance reality and dreams and also, specifically, how you balance your relationship with other people. With La La Land, I wanted to tell that story using music, song and dance. I think the musical as a genre is a great vehicle for expressing that balancing act between dreams and reality”.