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LA Film Festival 2012

LA Film Festival 2012

in LA Film Festival

The 17th L.A. Film Festival was taking place from June 14th to June 24th at LA Live, downtown Los Angeles. This year’s guest director was William Friedkin (The Exorcist, French Connection, To Live & Die in L.A.) while  artists in residence included award-winning film composer Danny Elfman, Ink Chef Michael Voltaggio & Granny award winning musician Raphael Saadiq.  Screenwriters Aaron Sorkin […]

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History of the Cannes film festival

History of the Cannes film festival

in Cannes Film Festival

Festival de Cannes is the premiere showcase for the International film industry. Every year the festival attracts the best in cinema from around the world. The history this festival dates back to the 1930’s, created in the ashes of a dream and forged in the fires of war-torn Europe. Pre and Post war Era Throughout most of the 1930’s, The […]

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Embodiment of Evil

Embodiment of Evil

in Brazilian Movies, Horror Movies

Embodiment of Evil is the latest entry in the infamous Coffin Joe series. If you’re not familiar with this popular horror character from Brazil, Coffin Joe — aka Zé do Caixão — is a demoniac undertaker who, with the help of loyal followers, terrorizes towns and slums while looking for the perfect woman to bear his child. The brainchild of writer/director […]

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AFI Fest 2002 – 2011

AFI Fest 2002 – 2011

in AFI Fest

Plume Noire has been covering AFI Fest since 2002. Check out below our coverage from 2002 to 2011, which is archived on our old site: AFI Fest 2011 AFI Fest 2010 AFI Fest 2009 AFI Fest 2008 AFI Fest 2007 AFI Fest 2006 AFI Fest 2005 AFI Fest 2004 AFI Fest 2003 AFI Fest 2002    

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LA Film Fest 2002 – 2011

LA Film Fest 2002 – 2011

in LA Film Festival

Plume Noire has been covering the LA film festival since 2002. For coverage from 2002 to 2011, check the pages below, which are archived on our old site: LA Film Fest 2011 LA Film Fest  2010 LA Film Fest 2009 LA Film Fest 2008 LA Film Fest 2007 LA Film Fest 2006 LA Film Fest 2005 LA Film Fest 2004 LA Film Fest 2003

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Cache

Cache

in French Movies

One of the amusing things about watching an enigmatic film with an American audience fatly fed on Hollywood-style suspense is that they assume that every mystery must have a logical explanation, a twist that should be revealed in its last sequence, taking you off-guard and flattering your intelligence. At the end of the premiere at AFI Fest, there was much […]

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Time Of The Wolf

Time Of The Wolf

in French Movies

Following his provocative Piano Teacher, Michael Haneke has chosen to study the evolution of social codes following a disaster. While the film never reveals what happened, what interests the director here is the aftermath rather than the cause, as the absence of any police or military presence seems to point at some conflict-type event. Time of the Wolf follows Isabelle […]

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The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher

in French Movies

Never has perversion been so shockingly real without going for cheap thrills or voyeurism. In this tale of painful love and frustration, Isabelle Huppert plays Erika, a loveless piano teacher who escapes her oppressive mom (Annie Girardot) and working routine by frequenting peepshows. When a student, Walter (Benoît Magimel), unexpectedly falls for her, she finally finds a way to materialize […]

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