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  • Film Review: 'Hope'

    There exists a rich anthropological patchwork of survival stories from sub-Saharan African migrants who have traversed desert and sea in pursuit of a better life in Europe, yet it's one that has remained largely untapped on film. That'd be reason enough to welcome "Hope" to the extreme road-movie subgenre populated by the likes of "In This World" and "The Golden Dream," even if the film weren't as commendably tough and vividly realized as it is. Chronicling the pragmatic but finally tender alliance between a young Nigerian woman and a Cameroonian man battling brutal odds to reach the shores of Spain, this confident narrative debut for French docu helmer Boris Lojkine is perhaps too solemnly muted (and its title too ironic) for extensive non-Francophone distribution. It will, however, be a handsome addition to many a socially conscious festival lineup.
  • For the record

    Big Bear manhunt: In the Feb. 8 LATExtra section, an article about the manhunt for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner said that Big Bear has roughly 400 homes, and that authorities guessed that only 40% are occupied year-round. In fact, authorities...

    Tribeca Organizers See Fest Expand as Brand Grows

    As the Tribeca Film Festival enters its 13th year, fest leaders feel confident they've established an identity for the event as more than just a placeholder between Sundance and Cannes. Now the only trick is to convince everybody else of that. Although...

    2013 foreign-language films that revealed new worlds to audiences

    2013 foreign-language films that revealed new worlds to audiences
    It's been many years since I interviewed the late producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier, then the president of Unifrance, the key promoter of French films overseas, but I always remember a comment he made. Toscan, as everyone called him, was talking about...

    Sundance Film Review: 'White Shadow'

    The waking nightmare of the African albino muti trade -- whereby albinos are hunted for their supposedly restorative body parts -- is a tricky subject to film without leaning too far in the directions of exploitation or exoticism, but artist-turned-...