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“Israfil” directed by Ida Panahandeh (Iran, 2017)

REVIEW by Cynthia Webb, 19th May 2018 “Israfil “ (2017, Iran) directed by Ida Panahandeh (pictured above) Review by Cynthia Webb While in Iran recently, I watched this very moving second feature film of the young female director, Ida Panahandeh. … Continue reading

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Press Conference with Oliver Stone, Tehran, Iran. At the Fajr International Film Festival, 19-27 April, 2018

Press Conference 25th April 2018 at the Fajr International Film Festival, (FIFF),Tehran, Iran. (Festival Director, respected Iranian film maker Reza Mirkarimi.) Report by Cynthia Webb (Tehran, Iran) Media from Iran, from nearby countries, and even from Agence France Presse, attended … Continue reading

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“The 15:17 to Paris” (2018) Directed by Clint Eastwood. (review by Cynthia Webb)

“The 15/17 to PARIS” (2018) Directed by Clint Eastwood By Cynthia Webb Perhaps Clint Eastwood’s days as a great director are over, going by his latest offering. Or perhaps this screenplay just didn’t have enough interest in it to sustain … Continue reading

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“Ellipsis” (2018) Directed by David Wenham (Australia)

“ELLIPSIS” directed by David Wenham. (Australia) Cynthia Webb, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia Australian actor David Wenham has been on many a film set starring in some of this country’s finest films, – also television. He began to ponder the matter … Continue reading

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‘DARKEST HOUR”, Directed by Joe Wright (UK, 2018)

“Darkest Hour” – by Joe Wright (UK, 2018) comments by Cynthia Webb Pretty soon, this film will be collecting major awards on both sides of the Atlantic! “Darkest Hour” is the best film of a recent burst of Winston Churchill … Continue reading

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‘Sekala, Niskala” (The Seen and Unseen) directed by Kamila Andini, 2017, Indonesia Review by Cynthia Webb

The island of Bali in Indonesia has become a tourist magnet of powerful attraction, but probably the majority of tourists just enjoy their holiday, and don’t know very much at all about the unique culture and religious lives of the … Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2017 by Cynthia Webb

APSA entered its second decade this year, with a line-up of breathtaking films in the nominations for the awards presented on 23rd November 2017. Even before the awards night and after watching quite a large number of the nominated films … Continue reading

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Second nomination in APSA, for Kamila Andini of Indonesia

Kamila Andini gains a nomination at Asia Pacific Screen Awards Cynthia Webb, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia It has been five years since an Indonesian film has made it through the process of elimination, to be nominated for an APSA. Kamila … Continue reading

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“Loving Vincent” (Poland/UK) 2017)

“LOVING VINCENT” (2017) Co-Production, Poland/UK directed by Dorota kobiela and Hugh Welchman review and comments by Cynthia Webb, Gold Coast, Australia This beautiful work has made history in the field of Animation cinema. For people with a particular interest in … Continue reading

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“24 Frames” (2017) by Abbas Kiarostami

“24 FRAMES” by Abbas Kiarostami (2017) Comments by Cynthia Webb Screening in Brisbane International Film Festival, QLD, Australia,29th August, 6.00pm at Palace Barracks Cinema, and finally, on 3rd September, 12.30pm at Palace Barracks Cinema Cinephiles have long loved and respected … Continue reading

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