Stories about Film from October, 2007
A Tunisian film won the Best Arab Film Award at the 11th San Francisco Film Festival, writes Subzero Blue, from Tunisia.
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.”
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 creations. Moussa Bashir tours the blogosphere, opening up a whole new world of culture and arts.
Balkan Baby writes about the Closer Croatia Croatian Film Festival that took place in London earlier this month.
Dubaiwalla reviews blockbuster The Kingdom in this post.
Guyana-Gyal tells the fascinating story of Iwokrama, “part of one of the last four intact rainforests in the whole wide world!”
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 AlOmar brings us the latest from the Kuwaiti blogosphere in this post.
The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenian horses in American movies – and about a Slovenian video-sharing website, MojVideo.
Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa has a hilarious but telling post on the various stereotypes that heroines in films are slotted into.
“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, Presidential and local government elections to be held next year,” via Kubatana blog.
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 a well informative article on the life of S M Sultan, the master painter of Bangladesh commemorating his 13th death...
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 has scanned a debate between two Taiwan scholars Lung Ying Tai and Wang Yongzu in her blog. Lung rereads the...
Ultra Violet on a recent Bollywood film that relies on stereotypes of women and notions of sexual purity.
Randy Paul of Beautiful Horizons provides his thought on the latest Brazilian film “Elite Squad”
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 one can call mass murder efficient) and organised methods by which these 20,000 officers were killed. Over and over, men...
The Czech Daily Word reports on the need to re-dub English-language shows dubbed for the Czech TV back in the early 1990s.
Warehouses of Neglect writes on the fate of Bulgaria's “abandoned children” – here and here.
Vaughan Smith has published several video films about war in Afghanistan in From the Frontline.
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 of any wrongdoing.
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.
Gibbs Cadiz rounds up recent writeups on Philippine theatre.