66th Cannes Film Festival Day 2 – The Bling Ring and Touch of Sin

By Moira Sullivan. The reviews for The Great Gatsby were not overwhelmingly positive and most critics, including myself, recognized the film as ambitious but flawed. As an out of competition film, this imperfection is expected. Still, it is the kind of film that will attract audiences as it did a […]

Créteil Films de Femmes Celebrates 35 years of Showcasing Women in Film

By Moira Sullivan. The 35th Créteil International Women’s Film Festival, which was held from March 22 to 31, featured several special events this year. First, tributes were given to veteran filmmakers and actresses who have attended previous festivals such as Margarethe von Trotta, Suzanne Osten, Mira Nair, Ulrike Ottinger, Agnes […]

Far East Film Festival, Udine, Italy

By Moira Sullivan. The Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy is an outstanding annual showcase of popular, mainstream films from Asia. For the 13th edition of the festival (April 29 – May 7) there were 50 films in the program. Several experts for the festival who live in or […]

Pier Paolo Pasolini Museum, Casarsa della Delizia, Italy

By Moira Sullivan. In northeastern Italy lies the autonomous region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia.  “Friulan”, a romance dialect, is spoken in Friuli. Casarsa della Delizia is one of the towns of the area and is where the mother of Pier Paolo Pasolini was born. During the Second World War, the Italian poet […]