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Oscar 2024: Hooray for Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall”

This morning Anatomy of a Fall – directed and co-written by Justine Triet – received FIVE Oscar nominations in the following categories:

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Achievement in Directing
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing

Last May, Justine Triet, won the 2023 Cannes Film Festival’s Palm d’Or and earlier this month Anatomy of a Fall won the 2024 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Non-English Language).… read more.

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Bye Bye Tiberias: Lina Souleman Finds Her Palestinian Roots

In order to find her personal identity and voice as a filmmaker, Lina Soualem first had to look into her past. “I couldn’t move forward in my life without going back,” she says. 

It’s what led her to create Bye Bye Tiberias, a moving documentary where Lina along with her mother, renowned actress Hiam Abbass (best-known to many now for her supporting role on the TV phenomenon Succession)  explore the lives and legacies of four generations of Palestinian women in their family.read more.

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Julie Delpy Takes Charge of Her Own Feminist Narrative

Happy Birthday, Julie Delpy! Today is the perfect day to celebrate this iconic French-American actor and director. 

Julie began her career as an actor when – at only fourteen – acclaimed French director Jean-Luc Godard cast her in his film Détective (1985). She was then cast as Béatrice in Bertrand Tavernier’s La Passion Béatrice (1987), a role which earned her a nomination for a César award for Most Promising Actress.read more.

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