NEWS AND REVIEWS
||Foreign Language Films Compete for Golden Globe
After careful examination, 53 motion pictures have been approved for Golden Globe consideration in the Foreign Language category. In order to qualify for foreign language consideration, a film must have at least 51% of its dialogue in a language other than English, it must be released in its country or countries (in case of co-production) of origin between Nov. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2014, and it must have an official screening for HFPA voting members... Full article...
||Kurdish Travels with a Tramp
New York Times
A charmingly shaggy road trip with clear political undertones, Chaplin of the Mountains winds its way across the Iraqi Kurdistan region, using silent movies to give voice to the troubles of a war-battered people. Our guides are two American film school graduates (Zack Gold and Bennet Viso) on a whimsical mission to introduce Charlie Chaplin to the residents of remote mountain villages... Full article...
||The Unrepented Marxist
Kurdish and Turkish Films of Note
New York Critic
Over the past several days I have looked at two Kurdish and two Turkish narrative films that would be of particular interest to my readers. The Kurdish films were filmed on location in Kurdistan, the new state taking shape in northern Iraq and the Turkish films in the remote Black Sea and Anatolian regions that are far from urbane Istanbul. Moreover, despite the intensity of the Turkish-Kurd conflict, the four films depict societies that despite their deep contradictions, especially involving the oppression of women against the backdrop of communal solidarity, are very much alike. Leaving aside their topical relevance, they are all examples of art film in the best sense of the term... Full article...
||'Chaplin of the Mountains' a Refreshing Journey
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
Kurdish director Jano Rosebiani’s movie is about two NYU film students (Zack Gold and Bennett Viso) screening Charlie Chaplin movies for the peasants in the mountains of his native country. But the heart of the plot is Nazé (Estelle Bajou), a young woman who’s grown up in France, but whose mother was Kurdish, forced out during Saddam Hussein’s genocidal campaign in the late 1980s. Nazé wants to locate her mother’s village, and she joins up with the two American Chaplin-lovers, one of whom is half-Kurdish like herself... Full article...
||Kurdish-American Filmmaker Brings Kurdistan to Hollywood
LOS ANGELES - The premier of two Kurdish films in Hollywood this week may help bridge the cultural divide between Kurdistan and the West. Kurdish-American filmmaker Jano Rosebiani touches on topics of equality, love, relationships and the progressive attitudes of youth culture in Kurdistan... Full article...
||Best Movies of 2013
In his annual list of best and worst films, Italian music specialist and film critic Piero Scaruffi bases his ratings on reviews by popular film critics during the films' theatrical releases in the USA. For the 2013 list he tops his list with Alejandro Jodorowsky's "The Dance of Reality" as best film of the year with a rating of 7.8. Jano Rosebiani's "Chaplin of the Mountains" and "One Candle, Two Candles" fare well with a 6.5 rating squeezed between Roman Polanski's "La Venus A la Fourrure / Venus in Fur" and Robert Redford's "Company You Keep"... Full article...
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