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Tom Luddy, Telluride Film Festival Co-Founder, Dies at 79

Tom Luddy, the understated co-founder and artistic director of the Telluride Film Festival who championed world cinema, spotlighted overlooked gems and saluted legends during his near half-century run with the event, has died. He was 79. Luddy died peacefully Monday in Berkeley, California, after a long illness, Telluride senior vp public relations Shannon Mitchell told […]

Tokyo Film Festival Aiming to Bounce Back After Two Lowkey Pandemic Editions

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will open with a full red carpet for the first time in three years as the event looks to bounce back from two relatively subdued editions held during the pandemic. Fest chairman Hiroyasu Ando said at a line-up press conference that he expected around 100 overseas guests and participants to […]

Tokyo Film Festival to Open With Takahisa Zeze’s ‘Fragments of the Last Will,’ Close With Oliver Bill Hermanus’ ‘Living’

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will open on Oct. 24 with Takahisa Zeze’s postwar drama Fragments of the Last Will, while Oliver Bill Hermanus’s Living, a reinterpretation of an Akira Kurosawa classic, will bring proceedings to a close on Nov. 2. Takahisa’s film, based on real events, tells the story of a Japanese prisoner of […]

‘Living’: Film Review

The Kazuo Ishiguro-scripted remake of Akira Kurosawa's 'Ikiru' stars Bill Nighy as a British civil servant who searches for meaning after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Cannes According To: Sony Classics’ Michael Barker

What have you missed most about Cannes? I missed the movies and the people. What restaurant or bar have you missed the most? Tetou. It closed down forever since the pandemic, not because of the pandemic, but apparently for other reasons. What have you not missed about Cannes? The crowds. How do you feel about […]