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Paradise Movie Review

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Paradise Movie Review
Paradise (Ray) Film Movement Director: Andrey Konchalovsky Written by: Andrey Konchalovsky, Elena Kiseleva Cast: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Peter Kurth, Viktor Sukhorukov, Philippe Duquesne, Thomas Darchinger Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 10/2/17 Opens: October 6, 2017 In the final paragraph of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” Sidney Carton does a far, far better thing than […]

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Cannes title 'Directions' heading to France

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Cannes title 'Directions' heading to France
Exclusive: Stephan Komandarev’s film is playing in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes.

French distributer Rezo Films has boarded Un Certain Regard selection Directions (Posoki), directed by Stephan Komandarev and being sold by Arri Media International.

Directions marks Komandarev’s return to Cannes after he co-produced Bogdan Mirica’s Dogs, which won the 2016 Fipresci Prize in Un Certain Regard.

“We are excited to take the French audience on this edgy Bulgarian Taxi Driver-like ride,” a Rezo spokesman commented on the pick-up, announced this week in Cannes.

Directions opens with an ambitious man taking his daughter to school in the taxi he drives as he sets up a new small business. After a short meeting with his crooked banker, he grasps the full extent of systemic corruption and injustice that will destroy his life. His way out is to shoot the banker and then himself. The incident becomes the subject of national debate held on call-in
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Andrei Konchalovsky's 'Paradise' Wins Best Film at Russia's Nika Awards

Andrei Konchalovsky's 'Paradise' Wins Best Film at Russia's Nika Awards
Andrei Konchalovsky's Rai (Paradise) won best film at the Russian film awards, the Nikas, held at Moscow's Mossovet theater on Tuesday.

The Holocaust-themed drama also won Konchalovsky the best director award, while the film's star, Yulia Vysotskaya, was awarded best actress.

Last year, the film collected the best director Silver Lion at the Venice International Film Festival and was later Russia's entry for the Academy Awards' best foreign-language film long list, but failed to make the final nominations.

The best actor award went to Timofey Tribuntsev for his role in Nikolai Dostal's Monakh i bes (Monk and Devil). The film's...
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