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The Truffle Hunters

Tromsø, Norway. Winner of the first Critics Prize of the year: The Truffle Hunters by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw. “Luckily enough,” comments the jury, “many of the secrets of truffle hunting still remain untold at the end of this slow-paced but charming documentary… The film invites a broad audience to a heartfelt meeting with the carriers of an old lifestyle.” More

Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Dhaka Festival, run by our colleague Ahmed Musztaba Zamal, offers the opportunity to see the recent films made in the country – a constantly increasing number. Among the entries to the “Bangladeshi Panorama”, our jury liked most a romantic drama, Incomplete Breath, the first long feature by Masud Hasan Ujjal. More


Terry Gilliam and Cristi Puiu will receive the FIPRESCI Platinum Award at the Sofia Film Festival. More

Berlin. The Berlinale kicks off in March (1-5). More See also www.berlinale.de
Critics Week Berlin 2021. The program has been published, see here.

Cannes. The festival has been postponed from its traditional May date to July 6 – 17.
See www.festival-cannes.com

Critics Awards 2020. Several Critics Associations announced their favorites for 2020. More

American Critics Attack “Variety”. American Critics wish to register “our alarm at Variety’s shabby treatment of our colleague Dennis Harvey.” The members of the National Society of Film Critics (the US partner of FIPRESCI) refer to Harvey’s review of Promising Young Woman and his cautious and weighing words on actress Carey Mulligan. Variety placed an editor’s note on the top of the review: “Variety sincerely apologizes to Carey Mulligan and regrets the insensitive language and insinuation…” The critics call it appalling that Variety did not support its writer. See the statement