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Happy DV strikes again!

Friday, May 27th, 2005

More videos from the daily Happy DV workshops. Today’s guests are Yasmine Kassari and Saman Salur, both of them are presenting their feature films, The Sleeping Child and From the Land of Silence on the Manzioli Square this evening.

In person: Pablo and Lisandro

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

We met two of the most eager festival guests, who have arrived in Izola before the official opening. Pablo Trapero and Lisandro Alonso, the godfather and the enfant terrible of the new Argentinian cinema provided us with some insights into their work and a few fresh impressions on the festival hustle and bustle. Both interviews were made by the prolific international Happy DV gonzo-outfit (Salud!).

Girish Kasaravalli - What is life?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

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The biggest democracy of the world can anytime be placed on an equal position with Europe and even defeats when it comes to demography… Bollywood produces the biggest number of films in the world. Indian film production keeps the ascendant trend year after year, a possible social model proposed using the pattern of Holywood or just cosmopolitism and glamour. In such a strong competition, independent Indian filmmakers have a hard time surviving.

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Mika Kaurismaki - Against all odds

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

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The film selection at the first edition of Izola`s Film Festival was a unique combination of films with different approaches and locations. The music of Brazil, Russian or Iranian realities are some of the subjects presented alongside the retrospective of Slovenian films. Globalization, present in every corner of the world, and cosmopolitism find themselves at home in Izola, a small coastal town on the Adriatic shore.

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following footsteps

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

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apitchatpong 'joe' weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul - winner in Cannes, a guest in Izola

Apichatpong Weerasethakul represents a new wave of directors enriched by the wonders of progress and ways of easy reaching to the ideas that one belives in. Born in 1970, in Bankok, Thailand, with each of his films, Apichatpong Weerasethakul mixes fact anf fiction in building identities for its characters even if reality presented is not always linear as life itself keeps its surprises. Abstract and fragmented, his latest film Blissfully Yours, made in 2001, is either a real or an acted one. The answer is not quite important, but seeing the film is. Shown in Cannes, Apichatpong Weerasethakul`s first feature film is a revelation concerning the narrative structure by varying banal dialogues shatered in a time dilluation.

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proof of talent: Olga Onišenko

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

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olga onisenko

She is frail and looks a little bit pale, so natural in her dissimulating modesty. This is Olga Oniščenko alias Lisa from the film Granny by Lidia Bobrova. Dissimulation is just one constant aspect of her acting career and modesty she defines as just being sure of values she stands for. Nowadays it is uncommon to meet an actress who is so in touch with her own self and who so easily lets go of the inner parts of her personality in order to accomplish a character in her entirety. One can recognize the Russian soul of this actress – it is so full of passion, compassion and overwhelming generosity with which she acts and spreads her talent on stage or behind camera.

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directed by the Happy DV crew

Even pigeons know it!

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Film festival, my son!

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