Leo Barraclough

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RAI Cinema Chief Unveils Stellar 01 Distribution Lineup, Discusses Adjustment in Production Strategy in Favor of Bigger Budget Italian Films

Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans,” Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Michael Mann’s “Ferrari,” Roman Polanski’s “The Palace,” “The Son” with Anthony Hopkins, and “Golda” with Helen Mirren are among the...

The Beatles Vs. the Rolling Stones in Music and Cinema Tribute at Torino Film Festival

The Torino Film Festival, under the direction of Steve Della Casa, launched its 40th edition on Friday evening at the sumptuous Teatro Regio, not with a film screening, but with music....

Norway’s Kjersti Paulsen Wins Semiramis Award for Excellence in Casting for ‘The Innocents,’ Beats ‘CODA’

Kjersti Paulsen was named the winner of the Semiramis Award for excellence in casting for her work on “The Innocents,” directed by Norway’s Eskil Vogt, at a ceremony Saturday at Torino...

Serbian Director Nikola Spasić Brings Trans-Identity and Religion Together in Docu-Fiction ‘Kristina’

“First, I will ask you to take 10 big, deep breaths.” Elegant Kristina attends a regressive hypnosis session. Lying on the floor, blindfolded, a woman’s voice guides her through the process....

‘People of Egypt, Turn Off Your Phones in the Cinema!’ ‘The Astronaut’ Bows in Cairo to Rapturous Applause and Cacophony of Ringtones

Local audiences at Cairo Film Festival fell for Nicolas Giraud’s “The Astronaut,” applauding several times during its world premiere on Saturday, even though critics were less enthused. But it wasn’t the...

‘Tár’ Cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister Takes Camerimage Top Prize

Personal tales of hubris, ego and living large dominated the Camerimage Internatiional Film Festival, with the Florian Hoffmeister-shot drama “Tár,” directed by Todd Field, taking the top prize at the leading...

Cinematographer Kate McCullough Captures the Quiet Nuances of Her Subject in Irish Period Tale ‘The Quiet Girl’

In filming “The Quiet Girl,” the evocative 80s-set story of a mysterious child sent to live with distant relatives for the summer in rural Ireland, cinematographer Kate McCullough says she found...

‘We Need a Destination, a Gathering,’ Says Sam Mendes of His Love Story to Cinema, ‘Empire of Light’

When film and stage director Sam Mendes first showed his script for “Empire of Light” to his regular collaborator, cinematographer Roger Deakins, the subject of how to shoot the personal, bittersweet...

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