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“Souvenir” Creator Bavo Defurne: Fragile Emotions are Universal

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Bavo Defurne is interested in the subtle emotions that film can capture with details of dialogue and visual depth. In this conversation, he talks about...

French Animated Shorts Exhibit Humor—and the Macabre

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The Francophone world brings us some of the best animation out there. In this year's Oscar-nominated animated shorts, the French give us big laughs, with...

“Breaking Point” Director Mark Jonathan Harris: Why Ukraine’s Struggle for Democracy is Still Relevant

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The two-time Oscar-winning director's latest film depicts Ukraine's Euromaidan Revolution and its aftermath.

Films Like Netflix’s “One of Us” Reflect a Surge of Interest in New York’s Hasids

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New York's Hasidic Jewish community has seen a recent resurgence of cinematic depictions.

Review: In “Rock’n Roll”, Marion Cotillard Plays Herself to Comic Effect

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A biting comedy about the ego of celebrity and the pain of getting old, starring Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet.

Review: In Your Arms (Denmark, 2015)

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In Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm's first feature length film, the writer/director takes on the difficult subject of euthanasia.

Interview: Berni Goldblat, Director of “Wallay”

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Berni Goldblat is the director of "Wallay", which tells a moving coming-of-age story set in Burkina Faso.

Review: Servant of the People 2 (Ukraine, 2016)

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An admirable feature-length followup to "Servant of the People", Ukraine's most popular political satire to date.

Interview: Vladimir Zelenskiy on Playing Ukraine’s President in “Servant of the People”

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Vladimir Zelenskiy may be the most popular actor in Ukraine today -- and his hit show "Servant of the People" is now on Netflix.

Review: Wallay (Burkina Faso/France, 2017)

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This Burkinabe-French coproduction offers an endearing look at a French problem child sent to live with relatives in Burkina Faso.

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