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'Por las plumas' se coronó como la mejor película del Festival Ícaro

'Por las plumas' se coronó como la mejor película del Festival Ícaro | Movies | Scoop.it
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The National Film By feathers , Ernesto Villalobos, won the award for Best International Film Festival Central Icarus. The awards ceremony, which concluded a few minutes ago, was held from The Capuchin convent in Antigua, Guatemala.

 

Harold Calderon with Chicken (Rocky), Cock 'By the feathers', during filming. Net accompanies them Villalobos, director of the film. | LEO Carvajal / LN 

 

"I am overjoyed that has been so well received in Central America, particularly in the Icarus.'re The first prize winning film and I'm glad it's been almost home," said Villabos.

 

Also, Villalobos took the award for best director.

 

"At some point, with some short, I think in the 240 (old festival short) had won something as a director. Tuanis But this award. Regardless of winning or not, I have always wanted to continue making films, but the rewards are nice and motivate one to move on, "said the novice filmmaker.

 

Costa Rica also rose with six awards, including tapes were protagonists Red Princesses and Puerto Padre .

 

Great News. Well Done!

 

Team~ Por Las Plumas

 

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Avery Collins must find in herself the strength to hold together the family who has accepted her, while combating the rising trepidation of her love never returning home. Meanwhile, James Wright, brother to Alan, is forced to find himself in the world without his exemplar, and discover how to accept love of his own.

THROUGH THE NEVER blends traditional narrative with impressionistic montages, all the while fusing elements of Edgar Allan Poe's classic, "The Raven" with contemporary, yet timeless, aspects of romance, social-dependence, and love, set amongst the backdrop of a war that impacted the lives of millions of Americans...

The film itself is still in post-production. After which there will be a screening for limited audiences still TBA, followed by film festival entries with hopeful iTunes and DVD distribution.

As we reach mid-production tomorrow, the Director would like to thank the following for their commitment and talents thus far:


Tom Fetzko
Cally Kline

William Lott

Victoria Mullen

Mario Quintana - Cinematographer

Raj Kosaraju - Producer

Matthew Bragg - Executive Producer

Ryan Kvarta - Key Grip

Nikki Sekuloski - PR Representative

Tim Wolak - Make-up

Justin Wolters - Make-up

Brandi Kafantaris - Wardrobe

Rochelle Clarke - Costume Design

Ebony Thomas - Prop Master

Yanderit Gonzales - Gaffer

Mark Serletic - 1st AC

Adrian Kuchibhotla - Boom-Op & Sound Mixer

Mat Sekuloski - Grip

Stephanie Brulloths - Prop Department

Emma Baker - Production Assistant

Buckley Homestead County Park

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

 

Through the Never, a World War 2 drama, is about to finish production made my NWI filmmaker Tre Manchester. Check out this teaser for a peek at one of the few period piece films made in NWI.  http://youtu.be/JjrchPyo6L4

 

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After receiving word that Alan has been wounded in war, Avery must find in herself the strength to hold together the family who has accepted her, while combating the rising trepidation of her love never returning home.

 

In my studies at the Illinois Institute of Art, I have had the privilege to learn from Emmy and Academy Award winning professors. Through my schooling and extracurricular experience, I have learned how to effectively tell a captivating story that evokes the purist of emotions, in the most efficient way possible, by executing precise shots with rich cinematography. 

 

"People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another." -Studs Terkel-

 

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Cult Actor and Living Legend Udo Kier Completes Cast of Dostoevsky Adaptation Johnny Walker

Cult Actor and Living Legend Udo Kier Completes Cast of Dostoevsky Adaptation Johnny Walker | Movies | Scoop.it
(Ghent, Belgium) World’s renowned actor Udo Kier had joined the cast of Johnny Walker, the new film adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel Notes From the Underground.

Currently in post-production, the film is produced and directed by Kris De Meester (Four ...
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(Ghent, Belgium) World’s renowned actor Udo Kier had joined the cast of Johnny Walker, the new film adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novel Notes From the Underground. Currently in post-production, the film is produced and directed by Kris De Meester (Four Roses) and executive produced by Christine K. Walker (Howl, Life During Wartime, American Splendor). Udo Kier will play the voice part of Fyodor, an evil voice in the head of the main character Johnny. Johnny Walker is a black comedy about a Hollywood director far past his prime.
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Christian Grammy Nominee Natalie Grant Walks Out of the Grammys - The Black Sphere

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Christian Contemporary music star Natalie Grant was nominated for two Grammys. Grant was up for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for “Alive (Mary Magdelene),” a song she wrote with her husband Bernie Helms, and Best Christian Music Song for the …
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We left the Grammy’s early. I’ve many thoughts about the show tonight, most of which are probably better left inside my head. But I’ll say this: I’ve never been more honored to sing about Jesus and for Jesus. And I’ve never been more sure of the path I’ve chosen.


Editors note to Natalie: Well done good and faithful servant.

 

Blessings,

 

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kosarajuraj: The Indian Independence struggle- Remembering Indian Freedom Fighters

kosarajuraj: The Indian Independence struggle- Remembering Indian Freedom Fighters | Movies | Scoop.it
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I remember my maternal grandfather who fought for the freedom of the country. His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of one and all. His village had no electricity, water was scarce, and a train, which passed by the village once a day, was the only connection to the rest of the world. Calling British imperialist rule 'a form of slavery', my late grandfather Dukkipati Nageswara Rao involved himself in the Indian Freedom Movement to end British rule of India.  He was a man of vision, a freedom fighter who rejected violence. 

 

It was a life-changing moment for him, who became fascinated with Gandhian philosophy after meeting the Mahatma. Chosen as a delegate to a meeting of the Indian National Congress, which the British declared illegal, he was arrested and sent to jail for two months. My grandfather’s stint in jail exposed him to even more active politics and nationalism.

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The Oscar hopeful | Deccan Chronicle

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A Hyderabadi girl’s journey from a science class to the Oscars.
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Ajita is my cousin's Daughter. She is so passionate about Cinema that she quit her studies in the middle of the program in a IVY League university in the US. She is trying for an Oscar in 2014. 


Her film, she says, focuses on imagination, dreams and a passion for life. “Rustom is a young man from a small town, with very vivid imagination. He does not have a college education but has a great scientific disposition. He is like a village inventor. In the film, he travels, meets people and falls in love with a painter.”


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Havana’s “Problem-Filled” Film Festival

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The most common thing one hears young and not-so-young people say is that they prefer watching European films, because “they’re not in the mood to see so many social problems.” That’s a curious thing to say during the 35th Havana Film Festival, an...
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Today, things aren’t exactly like that – neither the weather nor the people.

 

The hot sun beats down on quiet, orderly lines of people waiting to go into the theatres. There is a fair number of people in line, true, but not as many as one saw in previous festivals. In terms of people’s comments, there’s just about everything.

 

The most common thing one hears young and not-so-young people say is that they prefer watching European films, because “they’re not in the mood to see so many social problems.”

 

That’s a curious thing to say during the 35th Havana Film Festival, an opportunity to see the latest films made in the continent and, in the meantime, have a look at films from other parts of the world.

 

You’ll find problems in any country, no matter where it is located geographically. I was already convinced of this before I saw Katka, a 2009 Czech documentary which confirmed this viewpoint.

 

- See more at: http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=100585&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+havanatimes%2Fapge+%28Havana+Times+Posts%29#sthash.TKcqxr5D.dpuf

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Neto Villalobos: Sociología en la gallera

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The verdict of the Central festival Icarus reports that this is "simple and genuine story that authentically portrays the fun and human need to connect with others." It's a good way to summarize the qualities of this low-budget production, which was financed through a fundraising online.

 

"Never childbirth absolute or general, but birth of an idea or situation and from there the project develops, gaining life and you go listening," Neto Villalobos, filmmaker.

 

The plot does not challenge any viewer comprehension: an introvert security guard dreams of having a fighting cock, then savings and pleas get it and, thereafter, his life takes a turn to force new friendships.

 

Although it was recorded in a month, the head comedy rondo Net for more than five years. The original script underwent numerous changes, motivated by the actors and the locations where it was filmed.

 

It was the story of the man and the only cock that outlined Neto for his first film. Before he tempted to shoot on trades who choose children for their future. He left the awkward question of "what you want to be when you grow up" and imagined a child wanting to be answered Jesus Christ.

 

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'Por las plumas' se coronó como la mejor película del Festival Ícaro

'Por las plumas' se coronó como la mejor película del Festival Ícaro | Movies | Scoop.it
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Raj Kosaraju's insight:

 

The National Film By feathers , Ernesto Villalobos, won the award for Best International Film Festival Central Icarus. The awards ceremony, which concluded a few minutes ago, was held from The Capuchin convent in Antigua, Guatemala.

 

Harold Calderon with Chicken (Rocky), Cock 'By the feathers', during filming. Net accompanies them Villalobos, director of the film. | LEO Carvajal / LN 

 

"I am overjoyed that has been so well received in Central America, particularly in the Icarus.'re The first prize winning film and I'm glad it's been almost home," said Villabos.

 

Also, Villalobos took the award for best director.

 

"At some point, with some short, I think in the 240 (old festival short) had won something as a director. Tuanis But this award. Regardless of winning or not, I have always wanted to continue making films, but the rewards are nice and motivate one to move on, "said the novice filmmaker.

 

Costa Rica also rose with six awards, including tapes were protagonists Red Princesses and Puerto Padre .

 

Great News. Well Done!

 

Team~ Por Las Plumas

 

Best,

 

Raj Kosaraju

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‘Blockbusters’: Go Big Or Go Home, Says Harvard Professor | Lakeshore

‘Blockbusters’: Go Big Or Go Home, Says Harvard Professor | Lakeshore | Movies | Scoop.it
Northwest Indiana based news, culture, sports and educational audio and video from 89.1FM, The Lakeshore (NPR) and Lakeshore Public Television (PBS).
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I agree  about what is said in the article. In many ways, these are self-fulfilling prophecies. What you get when you put all your resources behind a product, is you get everyone to join in. If you are championing a product, your salespeople will follow and say, wow, this is really going to be great, we need to support this too. Your retailers are going to join in and say, this is going to be the greatest book that anyone has ever seen, or this is going to be the biggest movie of the season … if you swing for the fences, lots of people will come and support you.

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La Costa Rica de los techos herrumbrados

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Quienes hemos tenido la oportunidad de producir, sabemos que en nuestro país hacer cine es una hazaña que implica tocar todas las puertas que nos aparecen en el camino.
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Quienes hemos tenido la oportunidad de producir, sabemos que en nuestro país hacer cine es una hazaña que implica tocar todas las puertas que nos aparecen en el camino. Presupuestos pequeños, falta de legislación para el fomento del cine, una lucha contra la corriente y contra las grandes industrias de Hollywood. Por las plumas abre con un recordatorio de esto: múltiples fondos y personas han dado su aporte para hacerla posible. Si usted fue una de ellas, muchas gracias, no se equivocó.

 

Neto Villalobos nos cuenta una historia sencilla de un hombre con un sueño: tener un gallo de peleas. A través de su persistencia y tranquilidad él lucha contra los egoísmos, los regaños y se vale de amigos incondicionales para superar los obstáculos. Chalo, el protagonista, es cualquiera de nosotros, avanza como puede en medio de los días para conseguir algo que quizá a ojos de otros es irrelevante, pero que es suyo.

 

Películas nacionales como Gestación y El regreso mostraron la cara de la Costa Rica urbana: un mundo de oportunidades donde la gente va al colegio, a la universidad, ¡hasta estudia en el extranjero! Esa no es la Costa Rica de Neto, sino la otra, la rural, un mundo en el que hoy tenés cama y mañana no, en el que existen los precarios, los buses destartalados y los desconocidos que se hacen amigos en esas mismas carcachas.

 

Por las plumas muestra la Costa Rica de techos herrumbrados donde crecimos. Acá no tenemos esos planos hermosos de playas y montañas que muestran una tierra llena de recursos naturales, los parques de la ciudad no brillan con su luz. Nada de eso. Acá está lo que vos y yo vemos cualquier día en cualquier calle, especialmente de zonas alejadas de San José: las polleras, los hotelillos baratos, las señoras que venden Avon, los lotes descuidados, las casas en construcción.

 

La magia de Neto es haber construido una historia alrededor de eso, presentar esa Costa Rica de manera amable y divertida, verla con buenos ojos, ponernos una sonrisa cuando pensamos que nosotros también hemos tenido que viajar por esos paisajes mientras imaginamos un futuro diferente.

 

La película es muy limitada en cuanto a fotografía y riqueza de planos, la mayoría de escenas transcurren seguidas, sin que ocurra ningún corte. Este tipo de montaje acerca al espectador a la cotidianeidad, se convierte en uno más, allí de pie, escuchando la conversación que tienen los personajes; después de todo, la vida no está editada con primeros planos.

 

Por las plumas es una comedia que hace reír a través de las experiencias y su montaje se basa en ello. El director ha manifestado que no buscó actores capaces de meterse en el papel, sino personas que ya de por sí tenían la personalidad de su historia. Este es uno de los aciertos más grandes. Hasta la conversación más necia (todavía sigo con la duda de cuántas veces cantó el gallo antes de que Pedro negara a Jesús) se siente tranquila y relajada, nada es forzado.

Si no has ido, andá y aprovechá que todavía está en cartelera, es una excelente película para disfrutar con los amigos y reírse. Si ya fuiste, contanos qué te pareció. Yo mientras tanto quiero ver si me consigo un gallo bien guapo, para ponerle de nombre… Mejor no les digo, capaz les arruino la peli.

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Award winning Costa Rican Movie : “Por Las Plumas” (All about Feathers)

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Por Las Plumas" (By Feathers) has won the Best Latin American movie for 2013 in Miami International Film Festival USA during March this year. It also distinguished itself as a wonderful film when i...
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Chalo buys Rocky from a local grocer. He takes him home, caresses him, and whispers sweetly to him in bed. He has their photograph taken at a portrait studio. Chalo takes Rocky with him everywhere he goes. The problem is that Rocky is a rooster, and not everyone — landlords and bosses especially — is so tolerant of feathers, pecking, poop, and cock-a-doodle-doos, so Chalo is constantly searching for someplace he and his new friend can be together in peace. The winsome feature debut of Costa Rican director Neto Villalobos, All about the Feathers is a deadpan comedy, a story about the odd ways that friendships bloom. Think of it as a romance between a man and his rooster.

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Al fin llegó ‘Por las plumas’, comedia tica que se estrena hoy en los cines ticos

Al fin llegó ‘Por las plumas’, comedia tica que se estrena hoy en los cines ticos | Movies | Scoop.it
Hay películas que se cocinan en Hollywood, otras en China y ahora también hay una que se horneó todita en Puriscal.
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"Por Las Plumas" ( All about the Feathers) has also participated in the Cannes Film Festival, France during May 2013 and  Toronto International Films Festival and San Sebastian (Spain) Film Festival in  Sept.  HBO  purchased the film rights yesterday which will be effective from 2014. Telecast in Latin America is handled by Pacific Grey. 

 

It is going to be open for a release on October 3.  If you get a chance please watch it. Neto Villabolos the Director and his team has done a wonderful job. Be proud you are from Costa Rica. Pura Vida.

 

MIFF’s Miami Encuentros winning project “All about the Feathers” (Por las plumas); by Costa Rican director Neto Villalobos has been invited to world premiere in the Discovery Program early next month.  The Discovery section represents diverse perspectives which include 28 first and second feature films made by outstanding filmmakers from Hong Kong, France, Israel, Australia, Uruguay, Italy, Singapore, Costa Rica and South Africa.

 

For the feathers had its world premiere during the 2013 International Film Festival Toronto (TIFF), an event that is considered the third most important of its kind in the world and which ended Sept. 15.

 

Por Las Plumas is a... Great movie ... please don't miss it..

 

Raj Kosaraju

 

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Famous Actors Who Have Portrayed Jesus Christ

Famous Actors Who Have Portrayed Jesus Christ | Movies | Scoop.it
While no interpretation of the life of Jesus Christ can ever tell the full story, hundreds of films and television series have been made about God's only son.
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While no interpretation of the life of Jesus Christ can ever tell the full story, hundreds of films and television series have been made about God's only son.

 

Diogo Morgado 

 

This Portuguese actor starred as Jesus in Mark Burnett's "Bible" series, which aired on The History Channel this year. Burnett told CP that he and his wife Roma Downey had prayed for the right actor to come along for the role just before they were introduced to Morgado.

 

Jim Caviezel


The actor starred in Mel Gibson's controversial meditation, "The Passion of the Christ" in 2004. Today, Caviezel stars on "Person of Interest," and he will appear in the upcoming sports drama, "When The Game Stands Tall."

 

I think Jim Caviezel certainly portrayed Christ the best.

 

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Cult actor Udo Kier: Dostoevsky adaptation Johnny Walker

Cult actor Udo Kier: Dostoevsky adaptation Johnny Walker | Movies | Scoop.it
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World’s renowned actor Udo Kier had joined the cast of Johnny Walker, the new film adaptation of Dost
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People Behind the Movie Kris De Meester- Director of Johnny Walker has worked with renowned directors such as Lars Von Trier (Nymphomaniac), Koen Mortier (Ex-Drummer) and Wolfgang Becker (Me and Kaminsky). Meester won his previous film Four Roses include the Jury Award at the Memphis International Film Festival. This film was also nominated in several other international and independent film festivals (Cannes, Toronto, Strasbourg, Paris, and Atlanta). Four Roses could also count on a successful theatrical release in Belgium and the Netherlands. 'Producer Kris De Meester was co-responsible for several low - to no-budget films such as Braised (Belgium), Menthol (USA), Vessel (Australia) and along with Raj Kosaraju an Associate Producer of a Spanish movie Por Las Plumas (Costa Rica) that was recently selected for the renowned Toronto International Film Festival and 61 º Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián. The film “Por Las Plumas” also won the awards for the Best International Film & Best Director at Festival Central Cirrus, Guatemala on November 21, 2013. Apart from “Por Las Plumas” Raj Kosaraju is also an Associate Producer of Johnny Walker and is looking forward for its release in the Fall of 2014. I greatly appreciate your assistance. Best Regards, Raj Kosaraju
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“Johnny Walker” speaks about giving new meaning to life

“Johnny Walker” speaks about giving new meaning to life | Movies | Scoop.it
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Raj Kosaraju, Associate Producer of a famous Spanish movie Por Las Plumas (Costa Rica) is also an Associate Producer of Johnny Walker. The film is looking forward for its release in the Fall of 2014. Johnny Walker also stars Eric Godon (In Bruges), Christelle Cornil (Deux jours, une nuit), Astrid Whettnall (Yves Saint Laurent) and Mieke Daneels (Four Roses).
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Miami Film Festival unveils this year’s lineup - Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com

Miami Film Festival unveils this year’s lineup - Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com | Movies | Scoop.it
A slate of 93 feature-length and 28 short films from 38 countries will unspool at the event, running March 7-16.
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Ten films from Latin America, Spain and Portugal will compete for the $40,000 Knight Competition, sponsored by the James L. and John S. Knight Foundation. Making their world premieres in this category are Mexican writer-director Marcelo Tobar’s Asteroid, about a woman trying to reconcile with her estranged brother, and the thriller Memories of the Desert (Romance policial), from Brazilian filmmaker Jorge Duran. North American premieres include Argentina’s Natural Sciences, about an adolescent girl who lives in the wintry mountains and sets out on a quest to find the father she’s never met, and The Seventh Floor (Séptimo), about an Argentine father (Ricardo Darin) frantically searching for his children — who disappeared while descending the stairs of their apartment building.

 

Also in the competition is All About the Feathers, a comedy about a Costa Rican security guard who wants to get into cockfighting. The movie, which is making its U.S. premiere, was the winner of last year’s Encuentros program at the festival, which awards $10,000 to aspiring and first-time filmmakers to help them finish their projects.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/28/3897873/miami-film-festival-unveils-this.html#storylink=cpy

 

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The Oscar hopeful | Deccan Chronicle

The Oscar hopeful | Deccan Chronicle | Movies | Scoop.it
A Hyderabadi girl’s journey from a science class to the Oscars.
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Ajita is my cousin's Daughter. She is so passionate about Cinema that she quit her studies in the middle of the program in a IVY League university in the US. She is trying for an Oscar in 2014.

 

Her film, she says, focuses on imagination, dreams and a passion for life. “Rustom is a young man from a small town, with very vivid imagination. He does not have a college education but has a great scientific disposition. He is like a village inventor. In the film, he travels, meets people and falls in love with a painter.”

 

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LatinoBuzz Asks Film Programmers: What Are Your Top 5 Latino Films of 2013?

LatinoBuzz Asks Film Programmers: What Are Your Top 5 Latino Films of 2013? | Movies | Scoop.it
LatinoBuzz went straight to the experts, film programmers, to ask, "What are your top 5 Latino films of 2013?"
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In the fall, Toronto spoiled us with Latin American riches. The gargantuan fest showcased more than 300 films from 70 different countries including the Mexican documentary El Alcalde, Venezuela's Pelo Malo (Bad Hair), Peruvian black comedy El Mudo (The Mute), the Brazilian drama O lobo atras da porta (A Wolf at the Door), and the world premiere of Fernando Eimbcke's Club Sandwich. Costa Rica made a first-time appearance at the Toronto Film Festival with Por las plumas (All About the Feathers) and the Dominican Republic showcased Cristo Rey. 

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Outsider Takes U.S. on ‘Heli’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Outsider Takes U.S. on ‘Heli’ (EXCLUSIVE) | Movies | Scoop.it
BUENOS AIRES – Paul Hudson’s L.A.-based Outsider Pictures has acquired North American rights to “Heli,” Amat Escalante’s third feature which won best director at Cannes from a Steven Spielberg-head...
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BUENOS AIRES – Paul Hudson’s L.A.-based Outsider Pictures has acquired North American rights to “Heli,” Amat Escalante’s third feature which won best director at Cannes from a Steven Spielberg-headed jury and has gone on to be chosen as Mexico’s foreign-language Oscar entry.

 

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Outsider has also picked up North American rights to Neto Villalobos’ “All About the Feathers, ” Marcela Said’s “The Summer of Flying Fish” and Miguel Courtois’ “Operation E” as it trial-launches Todo Cine Latino (TCL) a pioneering transactional VOD streaming service for Latino films that is a notable digital play for North America’s underserved art pic audiences, often living many miles from the nearest arthouse.

 

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Award Winning Costa Rican Movie: “Por Las Plumas” (All About Feathers) | The Costa Rica News

Award Winning Costa Rican Movie: “Por Las Plumas” (All About Feathers) | The Costa Rica News | Movies | Scoop.it
This comedy is all about a security guard who wants to get into the cockfighting game buys, befriends, and becomes inseparable from his rooster protégé Rocky, in this winsome feature debut from Costa Rican director, Neto Villalobos.
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One of the most powerful movie scenes in Hollywood history comes from Schindler’s List, the 1993 Academy Award-winning film about the Holocaust that tells the story of Oskar Schindler, an entrepreneur-turned-hero who saved 1,200 Jews from the Nazis by employing them in his factory. At the end of the war, the employees presented Schindler with a ring forged out of the gold from a worker’s teeth, with the following inscription from the Talmud: “He who saves one life, saves an entire world.”

 

This is an emotional moment. Yet, instead of feeling satisfied with his heroic role in saving lives, Schindler bemoaned the fact that he could have saved even more Jews. He wished he would have sold his car, his watch, anything in order to buy a life. At that powerful moment, Schindler discovered the value of one human being, and he would have paid anything to save one.

 

 

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All About the Feathers

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»All About The Feathers« is a low-key comedy about the unlikely friendship between a man and a rooster, and about the people they meet along the bumpy road they go.
Chalo is fed up with his monotonous job as a security guard.
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In his feature debut, Costa Rican director Neto Villalobos manages to make a film with a unique temperament and an offbeat but thoroughly worked out plot. It holds together a cast consisting mostly of non-professional actors (and animals). The film’s deadpan comedy often occurs during immaculate static shots, where both the camera and the actors have immense control.

 

All the Best in Stockholm Film Festival.

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La Costa Rica de los techos herrumbrados

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Quienes hemos tenido la oportunidad de producir, sabemos que en nuestro país hacer cine es una hazaña que implica tocar todas las puertas que nos aparecen en el camino.
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The Costa Rica of rusty roofs  

 

Written by Lucia Zuniga Solano  ( Spanish Version)
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Those who have had the opportunity to produce, we know that in our country making films is a feat that involves touching every door that we are on the road. Small budgets, lack of legislation to promote the film, a fight against the current and against big Hollywood industries. For the feathers opens with a reminder of this: many funds and people have given their contribution to make this possible. If you were one of them, thank you very much, he was right.

 

Net Villalobos tells a simple story of a man with a dream: having a rooster fights. Through persistence and quiet he fights against selfishness, scolding and unconditional friends uses to overcome obstacles. Chalo, the protagonist, is any of us can advance as amidst day to get something that maybe in the eyes of others is irrelevant, but it's his.

 

Pregnancy and domestic films as Return showed the face of urban Costa Rica: a world of opportunities where people go to school, to college, to study abroad! That's not the Neto Costa Rica, but the other, the rural, a world in which you have bed today and gone tomorrow, in which there are precarious, rickety buses and strangers who become friends in those same clunkers.

 

For the feathers shows rusty roof Costa Rica where we grew. Here we have these planes beautiful beaches and mountains that show a land full of natural resources, city parks do not shine with light. None of that. Here is what you and I see every day on any street, especially in remote areas of San Jose: skirts, the hotelillos cheap ladies who sell Avon, neglected lots, homes under construction.

 

Neto's magic is having built a story around that, presenting this Costa Rica in a friendly and fun, see it with good eyes, put on a smile when we think that we too have had to travel by these landscapes while imagine a different future.

 

The film is very limited in the richness of photography and flat, most scenes take followed, without any break occurring. This type of assembly approaches the viewer to everyday life, becomes one more, standing there, listening to the conversation with the characters, after all, life is not edited close-ups.

 

For the feathers is a comedy that makes you laugh through the experiences and their assembly is based on it. The director has stated that it sought actors who could on paper, but people who already had the personality of its history. This is one of the greatest achievements. Even the most foolish conversation (I'm still in doubt of how many times the cock crowed before Peter denied Jesus) feel calm and relaxed, nothing is forced.

 

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Actor de Jasón en “Por las plumas”:“Ya soy famoso, ahora solo me falta hacerme rico”

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A medida que Por las plumas es vista por más costarricenses, el cariño del público hacia los personajes y especialmente hacia Jasón aumenta. ¿Quién se esconde detrás del guarda de seguridad? ¿Por qué gusta tanto a la gente?
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Marvin Acosta: a messenger "very cat" Jason in "By the feathers"

 

 LATEST NEWSBY FEATHERSJASONJASON IS ALONENET VILLALOBOS


As for the feathers is seen by most Costa Ricans, the public affection for the characters, and especially to Jason, increases. Who hides behind the security guard? Why people love so much?

 

Marvin Acosta spoke with Living on the path that led him to represent Jason and the twist that he gave his life after the film.

 

How is the film realized by the feathers ?


Was in the house ... I do not remember if listening to the radio or television. I realized they were looking for people for a national film and I said, 'Well, I'll go, I'll go', but in my mind always went out things like 'I better not because I'm too old' stuff prejudices many have in mind.


"Then, I was in Chepe with the bike and I said, 'Actually yes I go', and went to the Cinema Center, a building in Barrio Amon very cute. There I saw Villalobos and Alexandra Neto (Latishev, assistant director of the film), I took several pictures and I asked several questions. Out came the question, as the saying goes: 'I sent them fearless and courageous'.

 

How did you prepare to portray a security guard?


When Neto called me and knew what was the story: A lonely guard who wanted to have a pet and I was the companion of it. I incarnated the character because I've worked in this life as humble one, also in safety. Then I got the character.

 

Are you a religious person like Jason?


I'm not religious but a relationship with God. Religions were invented by men and in that regard is that I try (to interact) with errors and defects, like all human beings. That's what God wants.

 

How did perform some scenes where the character sees religion in their own way?


It was as original as possible, in fact, in this movie I have not acted. I've been the same and Neto said, 'No, Marvin, I want normal as you are speaking, according to your belief relationship with the Lord'.

What was the hardest scene to film?


To some extent almost all had their difficulty. Neto told me use my magic, but the most difficult was when I was shaving, and each time had to take off the soap with water and re-apply again and again.

Did you always want to act?


Well yes, pequeñillo one movie playing Joe West and the like. Yes, from tiny thought and dreamed how were the actors and how it would make a movie.

 

What does a day in the life of Marvin?


I am independent messenger, so I get up and I'm waiting for someone to call me to do some messaging mandadillo. If I go, to return home to my puppy caress because eight years ago I am single, in addition, I have two girls. But if they call me back out, so I'm ... I come and go.

 

Why did Jack say?


When I moved in Forsaken, I climbed the name Jack because I andada much bike and am very spark for motorcycles. I shared many things and I express service: I'm very cat to ride a motorcycle.So, that got me. I have also suffered many accidents and I'm not dead, I'm like a cat triple (laughs).

 

What other jobs have you had?


We grew up in very extreme poverty in Escazu. Dad did a shack with zinc cans. My mom and dad worked in wealthy homes and there we worked: gardening, washing cars, washing windows, cellars guard with my dad ...

 

How was the experience of recording in Puriscal?


It was very cute and very much like the people that I grew up in San Antonio de Escazú. Some would say very poles and are highly educated. People very nice and helpful, the truth is one. So this movie is so successful: it is an honest film with highly original characters.

 

Did you expect this response from people?


No, I rather thought within me as to some scenes: 'How is it possible that this mae Neto likes this if you have no grace? '. These are the prejudices that you have in your mind.

 

"I never thought it was so funny and that people going to like my way of being, of seeing things and to express and feel.

 

How have you felt this fame that suddenly appears?


I felt very good, but I really am very ashamed because I am a common or usual. I'm famous, now I only need to get rich. But yes, people made me feel great and I'm learning to use Facebook, where people put me amazing messages: I am a titan, a teacher. I have lifted up so that I thank you.

 

Already have recognized on the street?


Yes quite, at the time until I want to stop the heart, is quite emotional and frightens me, I wonder, 'I,' Cat '"?

 
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Al fin llegó ‘Por las plumas’, comedia tica que se estrena hoy en los cines ticos

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Hay películas que se cocinan en Hollywood, otras en China y ahora también hay una que se horneó todita en Puriscal.
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Por Las Plumas" (  All about The Feathers)  also participated in the Cannes Film Festival, France during May 2013 and  Toronto International Films Festival and San Sebastian (Spain) Film Festival in  Sept.  HBO  purchased the film rights  for telecast in the  US last week and which will be effective from 2014. Telecast in Latin America is handled by Pacific Grey. 

 

It is going to be open for a release on October 3.  If you get a chance please watch it. Neto Villabolos the Director and his team have done a wonderful job. Be proud you are a Tican. Pura Vida.

 

 MIFF’s Miami Encuentros winning project “All about the Feathers” (Por las plumas); and Costa Rican director Neto Villalobos has been invited to world premiere in the Discovery Program early next month. The Discovery section represented diverse perspectives which include 28 first and second feature films made by outstanding filmmakers from Hong Kong, France, Israel, Australia, Uruguay, Italy, Singapore, Costa Rica and South Africa.

 

For the feathers had its world premiere during the 2013 International Film Festival Toronto (TIFF), an event that is considered the third most important of its kind in the world and which ended Sept. 15.

 

Por Las Plumas is a... Great movie ... please don't miss it..

 

Raj Kosaraju

 

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Escuche la canción de 'Por las plumas', interpretada por Florian Droids

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Estreno de la pieza musical original que la banda costarricense compuso para las imágenes de la primera película de Neto Villalobos, la cual llegará a cines locales el jueves 3 de octubre.
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Florian Droids side no doubt, were put on the project in a matter of seconds. Rojas received some musical references Villalobos, but he already had experience in music for audiovisual, so with just one trailer for the feathers and had several ideas noted.

 

"We take great care not to fall into platitudes sound because that's very dangerous when visual creating music," said singer Pablo Rojas.

 

It features the singer who, once the film was ready, she was seen in Lúcuma Studies and presented him with a riff Villalobos guitar that would become the core part of the soundtrack. "For this atinamos" he said.

 

Then came the letter, written by Red. "I came to write it from the perspective of Rocky, the rooster of history, then it is as if he sing and say what he thinks a fighting cock. Refers to that and his relationship with Chalo, the main character," said the musician. .

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Prensa Latina News Agency - Latin American Cinema in San Sebastian Film Festival

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Today was the European premiere of "for the Feathers"at the San Sebastian Film Festival!

 

San Sebastian Film Festival


One of the more important movie festivals, the San Sebastian International Film Festival, is being staged in Spain. The event has been going since 1953 and its grand honour is the Golden Seashell for best film of the festival. It also doles out the Donostia Award as an honorary award to deserving film personalities. This year, the Donostia will go to Australian actor and producer Hugh Jackman and Spanish actress Carmen Maura.

 

The festival, being held in this beautiful city of the Basque Country, Spain, is betting again on the cinematographic talent of Latin America, considered by the San Sebastian Director Jose Luis Rebordinos, to be a hive of creation and production.

 

"As in the last decades Asian cinema was one of the most important, I think that talking about blocs worldwide, Latin American cinema is now the most creative, so we will follow its festival more closely," Rebordinos said.

Besides the international premiere of Futbolin (Foosball), the Mexican movie Club Sándwich by Fernando Eimbcke, and the joint Venezuelan-Peruvian-German production Pelo malo by Venezuelan Mariana Rondon will compete in the Official Selection for the Golden Shell, the highest prize awarded by the festival.

 

 

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