Laos has chosen Dearest Sister to be the first ever Oscar submission of the country for Best Foreign Language Film. The film, directed by Mattie Do, is the first ever Lao film to be directed by a woman and the first ever international coproduction of the country. A lots of “first ever” for which we are very proud.
The Deauville American Film Festival has been on our bucket list for a very long time and so we could not be happier to announce that 78/52 will be playing at the festival in the section “Les Docs de l’Oncle Sam”.
We couldn’t be prouder to announce that 78/52 will be playing in Official Competition at the 50th edition of the Sitges Festival Internacional de Cine Fantastic de Catalunya next October. This festival has been a darling of ours and we’ve been attending for the last 15 years. It’s a real honor to be part of the 50th edition.
With the summer holidays and all the selections our doc 78/52 has been garnering, we forgot to mention that the doc has also been selected to play at the IndieBo Fest in Bogota! The film played in the Ventanas Abiertas (Open Windows) section.
IndieBo was born from the firm belief that culture is fundamental to animate, humanize and connect the members of any society. This belief becomes a reality when sharing universal stories that inspire people and nurture their dreams. Exposing the public to art that opens the mind to new perspectives, IndieBo strives to motivate people to get involved with their community, and raise their level of commitment to society at large. In addition to promoting independent filmmaking, this festival promotes initiatives in the creative industry, contributes to the training of entrepreneurs through workshops and master classes, and creates a space where advent-garde work is visible to critics, investors and the public in general. IndieBo is becoming the most important independent film festival for interactive audiovisual experiences, both within Colombia and on the international stage.
78/52 will be part of the official selection of the Fantastic Fest in September. We are so thrilled!
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. During his Keynote Address at the International film Festival Summit in Las Vegas, Variety president and publisher Charlie Koones listed Fantastic Fest in a list of “10 Film Festivals We Love,” a list which included industry heavy-hitters such as Cannes, Toronto and Telluride. We’ve also been named as one of the “25 coolest film festivals” and the “25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by Moviemaker Magazine.
78/52 has been invited Down Under and will play at the Melbourne International Film Festival this month of August.
“A documentary that all true cinephiles cannot afford to miss“, says the festival’s webpage !
MIFF is a not-for-profit organisation that has been continuously running since 1952, making it the leading film festival in Australia and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, alongside Cannes and Berlin. Presenting a curated global program of innovative screen experiences and the world’s largest showcase of exceptional Australian filmmaking, MIFF is an accessible, iconic cultural event that provides transformative experiences for audiences and filmmakers alike.
Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary has been selected to play at the New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw this weekend. We’re thriller about this new selection !
New Horizons is a festival of cinema visionaries, adamant artists, brave enough to follow their own path against the trends and to talk about the most important matters, using their own, unique language.
Slash Film saw 78/52 at Fantasia and wrote a very nice review about our little doc.
The running water. The figure behind the shower curtain. The flash of the knife. The sudden screech of strings to accompany the slaughter. Everyone knows the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho – even people who have somehow managed to never see the film. It is, perhaps, the most famous scene in film history, and it’s a moment that changed the medium itself…
FULL REVIEW HERE
We woke up to a very nice surprise this morning ! Our documentary 78/52 won the Silver Audience Award at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montréal. We are extremely thankful to the Audience and to the festival for selecting our film.
Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, 78/52 takes an unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psychose (1960), the “man behind the curtain”, and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.
Mexico has shown tremendous love for our production Dearest Sister. After the Hermosillo Film Festival and the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Mexico City based Fantastic Film Fest Macabro is making us the honor of inviting Dearest Sister to the capital.