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Apichatp0ng cancels local release of his last film

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (guest at the first Kino otok presenting Blissfully Yours; and whose Wordly Desires was screened at last year’s festival) has cancelled the local release of his last film Syndromes and a Century after Thai censors insisted that four “sensitive'’ scenes had to be cut.

More on Apichatpong’s homepage.

Our People at Cinemart

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

The world’s first and largest co-production market, Rotterdam Film Festival’s CineMart, has recently announced its selection of forty-six independent film projects to be discussed in January 2007. Amongst the lucky directors of developing projects we can find many old guests of Isola Cinema (Pablo Trapero, Lav Diaz, Raya Martin) and certainly plenty of names that are yet to become our friends.
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Umrao Jaan vs Umrao Jaan

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Last November the biggest filmindustry on the planet released a remake of Umrao Jaan. Directed by J.P. Dutta and featuring an all-star cast, noteably Aishwarya Rai (of course in the leading role), this glamorous superproduction comes exactly quarter of a century after Muzaffar Ali’s intelligent, poetic and simply magnificent cinematic interpretation of the 1905 Urdu novel. » read more

Khavn Receives 20K Grant

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Khavn de la Cruz is one of four directors receiving the ‘20K grant’ for his project MONDOMANILA: HOW I FIXED MY HAIR AFTER A RATHER LONG JOURNEY. » read more

Peter Mettler’s New Website

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

On the occasion of the Peter Mettler retrospective that took place at the last Toronto Film Festival the Canadian-Swiss director put together what he calls a “mini website”. » read more

Tsai Ming-liang at the Louvre

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

An old friend of Isola Cinema, the Taiwan-based master Tsai Ming-Liang, has — after the success of his latest film I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (Hei yan quan), shot as part of the New Crowned Hope project — embarked on an expensive new project titled Face. » read more

New Isola Cinema 4 website

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Isola Cinema 2007 programme and schedule!

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Even pigeons know it!

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Film festival, my son!

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