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· October, 2007

Stories about Film from October, 2007

Tunisia: Best Arab Film Award

A Tunisian film won the Best Arab Film Award at the 11th San Francisco Film Festival, writes Subzero Blue, from Tunisia.

Russia: Mikhalkov's “12”

Ntalia Anonova reviews Nikita Mikhalkov's “12”: “The movie isn’t some exotic, tourist-y, BBC “country profile”-y jaunt through an ethnic conflict. It crushes you, resuscitates you, crushes you some more.”

Lebanon: Arts and Artists

The Lebanese blogosphere is not solely composed of political blogs you know, and thank God for that. Some artists are using blogs to display their paintings, music and other artistic...

Croatia, U.K.: Film Festival

Balkan Baby writes about the Closer Croatia Croatian Film Festival that took place in London earlier this month.

Dubai: The Kingdom Review

Dubaiwalla reviews blockbuster The Kingdom in this post.

Guyana: Iwokrama

Guyana-Gyal tells the fascinating story of Iwokrama, “part of one of the last four intact rainforests in the whole wide world!”

Kuwait: Lost Between Cinemas and Restaurants

Between banned and censored movies in cinemas to restaurants which have a lot to make up for in terms of service, Kuwaiti bloggers were at wits' end last week. Abdullatif...

Slovenia: Lipizzaner; MojVideo

The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenian horses in American movies – and about a Slovenian video-sharing website, MojVideo.

India: Heroines and Cinema

Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa has a hilarious but telling post on the various stereotypes that heroines in films are slotted into.

Zimbabwe: Eyes On Zimbabwe

“Eyes on Zimbabwe is a new feature on Zimbabwe on the Open Society Institute website. They are trying to raise awareness about the crisis in Zimbabwe in advance of Parliamentary,...

Bangladesh: Art, Brick Lane, female writers and Bangla E-Books

Enough with politics that usually dominate the posts in the Bangladeshi blogosphere. Let's start this week's round-up with some arts, movies and literature related pieces. Sid of Serious Golmal writes...

Taiwan: “Lust, Cautioin” and Debate on Patriotic traitor

As Ethan Hunt said in her blog (zh), Ang Lee's Lust, Caution aroused a debate on re-appraisal of the “patriotic traitors” during the anti-Japanese war (1937-1945) in Taiwan. The blogger...

India: Women in Films

Ultra Violet on a recent Bollywood film that relies on stereotypes of women and notions of sexual purity.

Brazil: Reality Film

Randy Paul of Beautiful Horizons provides his thought on the latest Brazilian film “Elite Squad”

Poland: Katyn

Kinuk writes that Katyń, a new film by Andrzej Wajda, wasn't as good as the famous director's other work: “Towards the end of the film, we see the efficient (if...

Czech Rebublic: Redubbing the Old Dubs

The Czech Daily Word reports on the need to re-dub English-language shows dubbed for the Czech TV back in the early 1990s.

Bulgaria: More on “Abandoned Children”

Warehouses of Neglect writes on the fate of Bulgaria's “abandoned children” – here and here.

Afghanistan:Video films from war front

Vaughan Smith has published several video films about war in Afghanistan in From the Frontline.

Iran:Mehrnoush Solouki in trouble

According [Fr]to freeSolouki, French-Iranian film director,Mehrnoush Solouki, is accused of making propaganda against Iranian government.Solouki came to Iran after receiving permission to make a documentary.She was arrested without being accused...

Philippines: A Roundup of the Week

Tony Cruz rounds up the weeks happenings in the Filipino blogosphere. The roundup features bloggers talking about movie stars, politics, religion and morality, sports and trekking and more.

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