Unlike FIFA, Mogabgab is at pains to stress, the Beirut Art Film
Festival has no competition.
That's worthwhile enough, but a little bit more uniqueness in the main characterizations would have made this more than just a finely crafted art film
It's a European art film
stuck in the middle of an experimental film festival.
Cinetic was interested in screening 'Say it in Russian' from its review of the Sundance Film Festival submissions and the theatrical trailer, and although we have always thought it to be a commercial rather than an art film
, it does have some unusual cinematic elements.
But the Brazilian art film
``The House of Sand'' can't disguise a fundamental conceptual thinness, no matter how effective its distractions.
Marketing an art film
involves more than just buying a lot of television ads - it requires wit and creativity.
For those familiar with avantgarde film, Mekas needs need no introduction: He is the indispensable archivist, curator, fund-raiser, and proselytizer for a genre of moving-image work that is precariously poised between the art world and the art film
Jackson, Ashley Scott, Jason Ritter (John's son) and producer/director Brett Ratner showed up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gen Art Film
Festival at Armani Casa on Robertson Boulevard.
Seeming to take formal cues both from early Situationist cine-tracts and postbeatnik Super-8 diaries, it updates the small, personal art film
as cool entertainment for viewers raised on MTV.
We really want to understand each other in our working relationship,'' continues Ziyi, who has gone on to such prestigious projects as Hong Kong art film
god Wong Kar-Wei's latest, ``2046,'' and the lead role in the Hollywood production of ``Memoirs of a Geisha,'' currently being directed by ``Chicago's'' Rob Marshall.
Toss in a key concept from Ingmar Bergman's ``Persona'' playbook, and you've got a European art film
of classic dimensions, if perhaps a bit short of classic status.
Never again will you be able to spend $100 million on an art film