28 07, 2014

MiamiFF Tributee Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’ Shows Audiences are Ready for More Female Superheroes on Screen

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Each year, Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF) singles out a director whose films have uniquely achieved both vast international popularity and an enduring cult appeal. At MiamiFF 2007, the  5th annual Career Achievement Tribute honor went to French film director, writer, and producer Luc Besson, and included a retrospective selection of film clips and an on-stage [...]

21 07, 2014

Is ‘Boyhood’ Really About Motherhood?

By |2019-03-11T19:03:30-04:00July 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lorelei Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood Last month, members of Miami International Film Festival's Miami Film Society were treated to a private screening of one of 2014's essential movies, Richard Linklater's Boyhood. Linklater is one of the American cinema's quietest great directors. His most resonant obsession is the passage of time [...]

14 07, 2014

A COFFEE IN BERLIN (Oh Boy) It’s a Deep Cup

By |2019-03-11T19:03:30-04:00July 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Another German winner in the spotlight this week is Jan Ole Gerster’s feature directorial debut A Coffee in Berlin, which garnered six German Film Academy Awards, including Outstanding Feature Film, Best Director and Best Actor. Featured in #MiamiFF 30’s Cinema 360° presented by Viendomovies program, A Coffee in Berlin (formerly titled Oh Boy), follows a law-school [...]

7 07, 2014

DORMANT BEAUTY: Exploring the Right-to-Die Controversy in Italy

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Thought, feeling, and a healthy dose of melodramatic passion are almost always prevalent in Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio’s films, and his native country provides him with copious material to expose his directorial acumen. Italy’s recent contentious debate over euthanasia provides the  framework for Bellocchio's multi-layered exploration of life, love and politics in Dormant Beauty (Bella [...]

23 06, 2014

Sumptuous Foodie Films to Pique Appetites of Miami Moviegoers

By |2019-03-11T19:03:31-04:00June 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The increasing number of intimate and evocative films featuring the tastes, aromas and, ultimately, characters behind food and haute cuisine continues to grow in popularity, proving that moviegoers do indeed enjoy feasting in the dark. Nimrat Kaur as Ila, The Lunchbox poster; Irrfan Khan as Saajan Fernandes Topping the culinary-themed feature film list is an [...]

17 06, 2014

Mike Myers’ Directorial Debut: Supermensch – The Legend of Shep Gordon

By |2019-03-11T19:03:31-04:00June 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’re likely not a show biz insider if you’re wondering “Who was (or is) Shep Gordon?” He’s the quintessential Hollywood manager, and the subject of Canadian funnyman Mike Myers’ directorial debut, Supermensch – The Legend of Shep Gordon. The homage/doc delivers on behind-the-scenes gossip and insights, but goes beyond the normal showbiz biography, offering deeper [...]

9 06, 2014

A ‘Loving and Friendly’ Ending…that Began 19 Years Ago in Miami

By |2019-03-11T19:03:31-04:00June 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Much film poster; Melanie Griffith and Antonio BanderasWe were saddened to hear the news of Antonio Banderas' and  Melanie Griffith’s split this past weekend, as their whirlwind romance began in Miami during the filming of Fernando Trueba’s romantic screwball comedy Two Much in 1995.  It’s a coincidence that a 35mm Retrospective screening of Two [...]

29 05, 2014

Seven MIFF Alumni Directors Take Home Awards at Cannes

By |2019-03-11T19:03:32-04:00May 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan with Palme d'Or prize; Winter Sleep posterWe are proud to extend a massive round of applause to an international array of masterful MIFF alumni directors (from Turkey, Italy, Germany, Spain, Canada, Hungary and Argentina) who took home awards at Cannes this past weekend.  Standing O for Turkish filmmaker and writer Nuri [...]

22 05, 2014

Latest Crop of MIFF Titles Exploring the World’s Oldest Profession

By |2019-03-11T19:03:32-04:00May 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

film poster; Marine Vacth and 'client' in Young & BeautifulJoaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard in The Immigrant; film posterStemming from a long history of silent-era melodramas to the present day, prostitution pays…at the box office and beyond…as evident by the latest crop of complex characters, at times comedic, though more often rife with external struggle [...]

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