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VarietyEpicentre, a Paris-based producer-distrib and DVD publisher, has acquired Venice out-of-competition player "Lullaby to My Father," a documentary by Israel's Amos Gitai. "Lullaby," produced by Israel's Agav Films and Switzerland's Elefant Films, is an...
Times Staff Writer"Ushpizin" is one of those films that has a direct line to the Almighty. When a character says "we need a miracle," it's only a matter of time until not one but several take place. But what's especially noteworthy about this popular Israeli film is that...
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of four) In "Paradise Now," director Hany Abu-Assad takes on a subject that's as risky as they come, both dramatically and morally. This Palestinian-Dutch filmmaker tries to craft an even-handed, psychologically acute drama about terrorism,...
Tags: Cinema Industry, Politics, Terrorism, Death, Ali Suliman
Tribune movie criticWhen actor Michael Pitt comes wandering out of the woods in the opening scene of Gus Van Sant's new film, "Last Days," playing reclusive rock star Blake--a character who takes part of his bio from Seattle grunge legend Kurt Cobain--it's as if civilization...
Tags: Heroism, Greece, Israel, Literature, Kurt Cobain
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 17, 2000 Amos Gitai's somber, elegiac "Kadosh," which means "sacred" in Yiddish, takesus into the sequestered world of Mea Shearim, the Orthodox Jewish quarter of Jerusalem, where its devout citizens are committed to preserving an...
Tags: Parker Posey, Ian Hart, Bob Dishy, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Canal+
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 1, 2000 Amos Gitai's "Kippur" is a classic war film, at once elegiac and immediate, that takes you smack into the chaos of combat yet is marked by a detached perspective. Already acclaimed at major festivals, the film is...
Tags: Movies, Atonement (movie), Entertainment, Fatigue, Canal+
Tribune movie criticIn the eyes of many, movies haven't really changed since Sept. 11-- or, if they have, it's been with typical glacial slowness and skittishness. That's hardly surprising. Everything happens slowly in the movies, the art form where millions of dollars...
Every year, I make out two "Ten Best Movies" lists, both with the same dedication and passion. The first one, my official list, concentrates on all the major releases: movies such as "The Lord of the Rings," "A.I.," "Monsters, Inc." and "Moulin Rouge."...
Times Staff WriterNot long after 9/11, a French producer named Alain Brigand asked 11 very different directors from across the world to make short films about the catastrophe. Some of Brigand's choices were real head-scratchers: No matter how great Sean Penn can be as an...
Tags: United Kingdom, Salvador Allende, Cinema Industry, England, Iran
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