AFI Fest Day 3: In Another Country and Shorts Program 3

Sunday evening was SUPPOSED to be Hong Sang-Soo’s In Another Country and the Shining conspiracy theory documentary Room 237, but again, timing didn’t work to our advantage (nor did the popularity of The Shining) and flexibility was the order of the day. In Another Country The last three AFI Fests have all included films from South Korean filmmaker...

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AFI Fest Day 2: Shorts Program 6 and Holy Motors

Saturday at the Fest was supposed to include two shorts programs sandwiching Leos Carax’s highly-buzzed Holy Motors, but fate had slightly different plans, as it often does during festivals. More on that later on in the post. First off, I suspect a look at Holy Motors will be more interesting to most than a recap of a bunch of shorts, so let’s start...

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AFI Fest Day 1: Après Mai and Wrong

After the premiere of Hitchcock kicked off this year’s AFI Fest on Thursday night, the festival started for real Friday afternoon with quite a spate of highly anticipated films, including many of the most buzzed about films from Cannes, TIFF, Sundance, and other major fests. Most of the films I’m catching are ones that have already been reviewed on...

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