|Amanda and Julia Loktev|
New York director Julia Loktev has created this intriguing film, Day Night Day Night
, about the last two days of an American female suicide bomber. Known only as She, we never learn the woman's beliefs, or why she plans to detonate herself in Times Square.
But the tight, and at times humorous film just keeps picking up festival awards, so far winning a highly prestigious Independent Sprit Award
at the 2007 ceremony in LA as well as nods from the Cannes and Chicago film festivals.
Julia Loktev answers our audience's challenging questions about her enigmatic film in a very lively Q&A session, hosted by The Fabulous Picture Show
presenter Amanda Palmer.
|Bruce Willis and Emile Hirsch in|
Based on a true story, Alpha Dog
immerses itself in the seedy side of Southern California, when a drug-debt kidnap turns into murder. Johnny Truelove (played by Emile Hirsch), is Alpha Dog's
version of Jesse James Hollywood, the 20-year-old drug-dealer who made notoriety in August 2000 when he became the youngest person ever to feature on the FBI's most wanted list for the murder of 15-year old Nicholas Markowitz.
The film, which also stars Justin Timberlake in his debut role, began shooting even before Hollywood was finally captured in Brazil in 2005. In an attempt to assist in his arrest, the FBI gave director Nick Cassavetes unprecedented access to otherwise classified documents.
Dubai's Student Filmmakers
|Dubai Student Filmmakers|
For any student filmmaker a premiere is an important event, but what happens if you are travelling thousands of miles from Dubai to Hollywood for the occasion?
FPS follows five aspiring filmmakers from Dubai as they hit Hollywood to showcase their short films at the prestigious University of Southern California, where Steven Spielberg trained.
|Gabriella Pescucci's |
We travel to Rome, the capital of the Italian film industry, to catch up with Oscar-winning Italian costume designer Gabriella Pescucci. Over her forty year career she has "dressed the cinema" for many acclaimed films including The Age of Innocence
Gabriella invites Amanda to Cinema Va Di Moda, a catwalk tribute to celebrate sixty years of Italian cinema and costume. In her role as Artistic Director, we are led backstage as a cast of two hundred models are transformed into legendary characters from the world of Italian cinema.
Our private tour continues to the renowned Tirelli design studio, which has hosted some of the most famous fittings since 1964. Here we see first hand the processes of Gabriella's work, from hand-drawn sketches to the final costumes.
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