art film


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art film

n.
A film intended to be a serious artistic work, often experimental and not designed for mass appeal.

art′ film`


n.
a motion picture made primarily for aesthetic reasons rather than commercial profit.
[1925–30]
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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.