Stories about Film from October, 2009
UK: Russian Film Festival
Siberian Light writes about the 3rd Russian Film Festival, which begins on Oct. 30 in London.
Colombian film on petty theft wins National Documentary Award
In Square Eyes blog, a Colombian blog about TV, movies and shows, they bring us the trailer of Bagatelle, the winner of the National Documentary Award. Bagatelle shows the day to day happenings in the judicial system where petty criminals are brought to justice.
Ecuador: 7th Annual Gay Film Festival
Lesmode [es] is looking forward to the 7th Annual Gay Film Festival called “The Place Without Limts” to take place in 4 cities across Ecuador from November 21-28.
Georgia: Andy Garcia's starring role
Tbilisi's Blog – News, Events, Comments… reports that U.S. actor Andy Garcia has arrived in Georgia. The Hollywood star might play Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in a film on last year's August war with Russia.
Japan: Avatars come to life in the anime Summer Wars
Against the background of the Japanese countryside, feel good sentiments and an extraordinary virtual world are featured in Summer Wars (サマーウォーズSama wozu) [ja], the new animated movie by director Mamoru Hosoda [en]. The anime tells the story of Kenji, an awkward teenage math genius who finds himself involved in an...
Jamaica: Natural Selection
From Jamaica, Annie Paul posts a list of “videos, blogs and articles I find totally worth recommending.”
China: The Founding of a Republic! Propaganda, or a commercial success with some irony?
Only 3 weeks after hitting the screen, The Founding of a Republic has already taken in nearly $ 60 million. Naturally, it has created a huge stir in China’s online community. A simple indication is Google China’s hot trend list, where this movie has remained on top since release. In...
Kuwait: Waiting for Transformers 3
ZDistrict from Kuwait can't wait for Transformers 3.
China and Hong Kong: Jackie Chan's comment on military parade
In order to promote nationalism and celebrate the 60th anniversary of PRC, CCTV invited internationally well-known movie star Jackie Chan to comment on military parade.
Israel: Film Clip of Anne Frank Released
The Anne Frank House has released the only known film footage of Anne Frank, taken on June 22nd, 1941. This 20 second video, sourced from Israellycool, features Frank at 12 years old leaning out of a window at a neighbor's wedding.
Barbados: About Polanski
Barbadian bloggers Boyce Voice and Jdid weigh in on the Roman Polanski controversy.
Ukraine: More on ‘Destination Truth: The Ghosts of Chernobyl’
Chernobyl and Eastern Europe reviews Destination Truth: The Ghosts of Chernobyl: “I think the only good thing I can say is it was interesting to see Pripyat at night, though it seemed they only spent time in the hospital complex, the cultural center and amusement park. The thermal image of...
Asia and Oceania: Videos of Natural Disaster Aftermath
Citizen uploaded videos of the flooding, earthquakes and tsunamis that in less than a week, have struck several different countries in Oceania, East and Southeast Asia.
Colombia: “Ojo al Sancocho” Community Film Festival
The International Film and Alternative and Community Video Festival called “Ojo al Sancocho” took place September 18-25, 2009 in Ciudad Bolívar in Southern Bogotá. During the week, Colombian audiovisual projects gathered to discuss and display their work.