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IDFA: ’Amal’ Director Mohamed Siam on Documenting Disillusioned Arab Youth: ‘They Had to Swallow Their Dreams’

Having just a range of documentary shorts to his credit, Mohamed Siam was more than a little nervous to take the opening-night slot at this year’s IDFA with his feature debut, “Amal”. “It’s surreal,” he says. “I’m a bit nervous, but I hope people like it. They tell me that the cinema has 1,700 seats and it’s sold out, so ...

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Adrian Cheng Launches C Ventures, an ‘Investment Club’ With Eye on Youth Culture

HONG KONG, China — Over the past decade, Hong Kong-based entrepreneur Adrian Cheng has been not-so-quietly investing in a string of new-model businesses, from London-based Dazed Media to Nowness, formerly owned by LVMH. Now, he is formalising his investment strategy — to some extent, at least — with the launch of C Ventures. The aim is to develop a “cultural ecosystem” ...

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AFI, Kennedy Center Honors Founder George Stevens Jr. on His Youth Spent on His Father’s Film Sets

illustration: michael Hoeweler Fifty years ago, multiple Emmy Award winner George Stevens Jr. helped found the American Film Institute. The organization’s many activities include the annual AFI Fest and essential preservation efforts as well as televised salutes to top film creatives, which have earned Stevens Jr. two Emmy awards and 15 other nominations as a producer a… Variety

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Youth’

Mainland Chinese cinema is bloated with youth romances wallowing in ’90s nostalgia, yet this pivotal stage in life has never appeared as pure, beatific and cruel as depicted in “Youth,” the latest from Chinese box office king Feng Xiaogang. Tracking the tempestuous fates of a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) dance troupe from the Cultural Revolution to the ’90s, the film ...

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